Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Democrats seize US House in rebuke to Trump

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Patty Aguilar | 08 November, 2018, 11:13

Opposition Democrats captured the House of Representatives on Wednesday in the crucial midterm elections while President Donald Trump's Republican Party retained its majority in the Senate, an outcome likely to intensify the political bitterness and fighting between the two major parties in the run up to the 2020 presidential poll.

But the Democrats appear to have won control of the House of Representatives with more than two-thirds of seats declared.

Cuomo, in a speech to supporters, said he hopes to "vindicate" the trust New Yorkers have placed in him by electing him to another four-year term.

Army veteran Max Rose also notched a win for Democrats in a race Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rated Lean Republican, defeating New York GOP Rep.

They could also force the President to scale back his legislative ambitions, possibly dooming his promises to fund a border wall with Mexico, pass a second major tax-cut package or carry out his hardline policies on trade.

A simple House majority would be enough to impeach Trump if evidence surfaces that he obstructed justice or that his 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

As for Republicans retaining control of the Senate, she called it "a huge moment and victory for the president".

A series of high-profile gubernatorial and Senate elections that showed strong support for progressive Democrats broke early for Trump-endorsed Republicans, a result that helped Trump claim a victory, despite the loss of the House. Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion.

"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" the president wrote on Twitter.

Pennsylvania looked particularly daunting for Republicans after redistricting and a rash of retirements put several seats in play.

Historically, the party in power loses several seats during the first midterm election of a new president, particularly if his national job approval ratings are low.

Pelosi's spokesman, Drew Hammill, tweeted late Tuesday about the phone call between the president and the House minority leader: "President Trump called Leader Pelosi at 11:45 p.m. this evening to extend his congratulations on winning a Democratic House Majority".

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Democrats won contested House races in Florida and Virginia, while a Republican beat back an aggressive challenge in Kentucky.

Democrats needed to pick up two dozen seats to seize the House majority and two seats to control the Senate.

Meanwhile, Republicans Mike Braun and Kevin Cramer won Democratic-held Senate seats in IN and North Dakota, ousting incumbents Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp.

Some of the campaign's biggest Democratic stars lost.

But Andrew Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in his quest to become the first African-American governor of the key swing state of Florida.

Two bright spots for Democrats: In Colorado, Jared Polis's win will make the outgoing congressman the first openly gay governor in United States history.

For one-third of IN voters, President Trump was not a factor they considered while casting their votes. When he took office in 2009, Democrats controlled both chambers of 27 state legislatures.

Voters between the ages of 18 and 34 backed Democrats by 62% to 34%, up from 2014 when 54% backed Democrats and 36% supported Republicans.

"It's not about Democrats and Republicans at this point", she told volunteers in Pima County. In fact, he may find it more politically effective to have House Democrats as a foil. Among those expected were Trump's adult children, White House aides, Republican officials and presidential friends.

In total, Trump had held 26 rallies since October, embracing Democrats' attempts to make the election a referendum on his agenda.

The tumultuous first 21 months of the Trump presidency has fired up progressives across the country, and prompted a swell of left-wing activism on policies like healthcare, gun control, and immigration - and a bitter crusade against broader societal issues ranging from sexual misconduct to rising white nationalism. "All the GOP has is the other half of Congress, the Supreme Court, and a president who does whatever he wants".

Pelosi said the election Tuesday was about more than Republicans and Democrats.

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