Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

The 2018 Midterm Races You Should Pay Attention To

The US House of Representatives The US House of Representatives Credit Aaron P. Bernstein Bloomberg
Kenny Thornton | 08 November, 2018, 22:35

That will give Trump a partial claim of victory and allow him to continue his drive to reshape the federal courts.

Democrats seize their first two Republican-held seats of the United States midterm elections, as networks project the win of Jennifer Wexton (L) and Donna Shalala (R).

She forecasts Democratic victories across the country, but with a small overall margin of victory. The party has pledged to check the president's power and start a slew of investigations on matters including his tax returns, Russian involvement in the 2016 election and actions by his administration.

Representative Eliot Engel, the Democrat in line to head the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said they may also push for congressional authorisation for the use of military force in places like Iraq and Syria.

In southern Oregon, Democrat Jeff Golden, a river guide and public television production manager, edged Republican Jessica Gomez to take Republican Sen. "Americans, by and large, like the idea of checks and balances under our constitution and our system, and with Republican House, Senate and White House, this is a feeling that this has gone out of whack". Joe Donnelly versus Republican Mike Braun in IN; and Democratic Sen.

Beto O'Rourke, a charismatic Democrat seeking to dethrone Republican Ted Cruz in Texas, said the state is one of "immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees".

Democrats Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin won their Senate re-election bids, both states Trump won in 2016.

Governor posts and seats in state legislatures are also up for grabs. Democratic favorite Conor Lamb, who stunned Washington by winning a special election in the state, beat Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in a new district.

If the Republicans hold onto those east coast seats the Democrats will put their hopes in seats in Texas, Arizona, California and Washington.

In the suburbs outside the nation's capital, Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock - among the most endangered GOP incumbents, branded Barbara "Trumpstock" by Democrats - lost to Jennifer Wexton, a prosecutor and state legislator.

In Virginia's 7th District, a Republican-leaning area near Richmond, Republican Rep. Dave Brat was in a tight race with Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer.

Bernie Sanders says midterms prove progressive can win the White House
He was quick to distance himself from losing GOP House members who had been critical of his heated rhetoric, citing Florida Rep. Yesterday, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania backed Democratic candidates for both governor and the Senate.

Voters "rejected the politics of hate, the politics of division and the politics of ideology", Spanberger told supporters Tuesday night.

The significance of the Republican victory in the Senate, which the party has dominated for the past four years, was magnified because Democrats wrested House control from the GOP. He was defeated by Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. When the Cook Report classified Menendez's race as a toss-up recently, things got tense for Democrats over a race that under normal circumstances they would have won going away. From 6 p.m.to 7 p.m., insiders will have their eyes on Lexington, where Republican incumbent Andy Barr is up against Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, a retired Marine.

But in some other tossup races, the GOP managed to hold on. She finished about 3 percentage points behind the incumbent in a Lexington-area district Trump won by 15 percentage points in 2016. If Dems can win 23 spots, they'll control the House. The flood of political donations from interest groups and individuals will make it the most expensive midterm ever, and early signs suggest voter turnout could be the highest in half a century.

Trump called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., "to congratulate him on the historic Senate gains", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. 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 percent of voters nationally, up from 11 percent in 2014. While many have long deemed midterm elections to be inevitable losses for the party of the president, a loss is not something President Trump was not willing to sit back and watch happen. That could help Democrats because younger voters tend to lean their way.

Despite his party's poor showing in House elections, Trump wrote on Twitter, "Tremendous success tonight".

Then he unleashed a torrent of 17 retweets of his postings from the last few days. recalling his rallies. blasting Democrats and endorsing a number of Republican candidates.

"I think he's trying to divide this country".

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old from NY, became the youngest woman elected to Congress.

His opponents say taking control of the House and Senate is the only way to stop Trump's agenda on issues like immigration, nominating judges, and healthcare. A record number of women were running for Senate, House, governorships and state legislative seats. At least 255 women were on the ballot as major party congressional candidates.

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