Democrats win House, Republicans keep Senate

09 November, 2018, 00:36 | Author: Andrea Terry
  • Trump faces a blitz of investigations from Democratic-run House

A Mississippi U.S. Senate seat held by Republicans is going to a runoff, but analysts predict the GOP will have little difficulty winning in one of the nation's most conservative states.

Democrats own a 220-193 majority in the House after exceeding the 23 seats they needed to pick up.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans". The final count is likely to leave Democrats with a narrow majority that could be hard to manage and preserve.

A first salvo in the battle is expected to come from Representative Richard Neal, who is the likely Democratic chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and who has said he will demand Trump's tax returns from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He said Wednesday he was interested in working with House Democrats but was ready to respond if he felt he was being ill-treated.

"I plan to shine a light on waste, fraud and abuse in the Trump administration", Cummings said Wednesday. We will fill in the gaps on the Russian investigations.

They will have authority to request Trump's tax returns and subpoena power to obtain documents, emails and testimony. If the bills didn't pass, Trump could use this failure to lambast the Democrats for refusing to govern responsibly.

Ayanna Pressley was elected as Massachusetts' first black congresswoman.

Trump's show of support for Pelosi is not entirely out of character. It concluded that only a message about health care and jobs could win over both groups.

And should President Trump be anxious about his chances for re-election in 2020? He said Barbara Comstock, who lost her suburban Virginia district, "didn't want to have any embrace".

It could have been a much bigger night for Democrats, who suffered stinging losses in OH and in Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid to become the state's first African-American governor.

The Democrats, in turn, benefited from extraordinary voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates. They included New Jersey Sen.


Republicans largely avoided campaigning on the 2017 tax cuts, which were passed without a single Democratic vote and which many voters saw as a giveaway to the wealthy and major corporations.

But Republican voter James Gerlock, 27, said he wanted to see more of the soaring economic growth that Trump says is the fruit of his business-friendly policies. The Republican-controlled 115th Congress has only sent a small handful of noncontroversial drug pricing measures to President Trump for a signature. He predicted an "invasion" from the migrant caravan making its way toward the US and decried the "radical" agenda of speaker-in-waiting Pelosi. "The answer is yes", Mr Trump said after hearing the response. Here are some of the silver linings that Trump can take from Tuesday's vote. "Sorry about that, Mia". Democratic Senate incumbents were up for re-election, for example, in North Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri - states Trump carried by nearly 25 percentage points on average two years ago.

The GOP at long last needs to work diligently toward an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, since health care was the biggest issue at the polls.

Sure, Democrats won the House of Representatives.

Pennsylvania was particularly daunting for Republicans after court-imposed redistricting and a rash of retirements put several seats in play.

For instance, in Democrat Elissa Slotkin's successful race to unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, in Michigan's 8th Congressional District: "I'm guessing that Slotkin wins on the strength of suburban areas" in Ingham and Oakland counties, Weinfeld said.

Mr Trump will now feel that his base has endorsed his actions over the past two years, our correspondent says.

Of the three undeclared races, Nevada looks like it may be a gain for the Democrats, and the Arizona race remains tight, but a close contest in Montana looks likely to become a loss for the Democrat incumbent Jon Tester.

Tlaib will fill the seat formerly occupied by Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who left office past year amid accusations of sexual misconduct.

The GOP campaign committee distanced itself from eight-term Rep. Steve King of Iowa after he was accused of racism and anti-Semitism, but he won anyway. He claimed that Democrats - who made opposing him a centerpiece to their campaign - would, in fact, be eager to work with him on issues like infrastructure. "It's just a very robust class of candidates that really reflects who we are as a country".

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