Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House

09 November, 2018, 03:31 | Author: Sheila Harris
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That will give Trump a partial claim of victory and allow him to continue his drive to reshape the federal courts.

The Democrats will need to capture 23 seats now held by Republicans to take control of the House of Representatives, a likely possibility. More women than ever were running, along with veterans and minorities, many of them motivated by revulsion over Trump.

If Democrats manage to win the House of Representatives, Trump would be left without congressional support to move his agenda forward.

Republicans are expected to retain their majority in the Senate, where 35 of the 100 Senate seats are up for grabs. Democrats were buoyed by a wave of Republican retirements and an overwhelming fundraising advantage. We have already seen that with Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic challenger to Senator Ted Cruz in Texas.

"In a certain way, I am on the ballot", Trump said in a conference call Monday with his supporters. But on the strength of overwhelming support from rural areas, businessman Mike Braun put an end to Donnelly's Senate tenure - and, in all probability, to the Democratic Party's hopes of winning a majority in the upper chamber Tuesday night.

Sanders, the independent who has always been one of the state's most popular politicians, spent little time campaigning ahead of Tuesday's election.

In New York's 19th Congressional District, we will be at the camps both Democrat Antonio Delgado and Republican incumbent Rep. John Faso.

Democrats struck first in the battle for the House of Representatives, with Jennifer Wexton ousting incumbent Republican Barbara Comstock in a suburban Virginia district outside Washington, according to data provider DDHQ and USA media outlets.

And outside Richmond, Virginia, one-time tea party favorite Rep. Dave Brat lost to Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative motivated to run for office after the GOP vote to gut the Affordable Care Act.

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As it stands, Republicans control both the House and the Senate, which is to say that Trump should have very little problem achieving what he wants.

Romney clinched the win Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Jenny Wilson, a member of the Salt Lake County council. The race was considered a toss-up.

Drawing attention like few other midterm contests, the election has pitted competing visions of the country against each other, with race often being front and centre, punctuated by two racially tinged crimes. "This country, our politics are in a very bad place".

Less than a half hour later, the Associated Press projected that Donna Shalala would win the fight for Florida's 27th district, a position vacated by retiring Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Republicans who dominate the state would probably prevail, but waiting for the outcome could extend the uncertainty about the Senate's party breakdown - and perhaps which side has control. McGrath raised millions in small donations and rocketed into contention thanks to a viral video introducing her candidacy, but her bid fell short in a district where Trump beat Clinton by 15 percentage points.

Trump, though, nearly assuredly will face an avalanche of investigations into his tax returns, his payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and his relationship with Russian Federation if Democrats win back the House - which comes with the much-coveted power to subpoena and launch congressional investigations.

Staring down the potential loss of one-party control in Washington, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday's election results a "tremendous success" for Republicans as his party maintained its hold on the Senate while Democrats picked up GOP-held seats in the House. Almost 4 in 10 said they were casting ballots to express opposition to him, while just 1 in 4 said their vote was an expression of support.

Preliminary exit poll results reported by ABC News showed that 18- to 29-year-olds accounted for 13 per cent of voters nationally, up from 11 per cent in 2014.

Trump encouraged voters to view the first nationwide election of his presidency as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies. On Monday, he blitzed through a trio of Midwest states he won in 2016 - Ohio, Indiana and Missouri - exhorting his supporters to help send Republicans to Capitol Hill to help safeguard his administration's accomplishments and a booming economy. Several television networks, including the president's favorite Fox News Channel, yanked a Trump campaign advertisement off the air on the eve of the election, determining that its portrayal of a murderous immigrant went too far. He was active on Twitter throughout much of the day, blasting out endorsements for Republican candidates and weighing in on the balloting. He threw himself into the campaign, issuing warnings about a caravan of Latin American migrants headed to the border with Mexico and condemnations of liberal American "mobs" he says oppose him.

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