Democrats projected to get 238 seats in House of Representatives

Democrats projected to get 238 seats in House of Representatives

Democrats projected to get 238 seats in House of Representatives

"I think we're doing well". We're doing very well, and we're doing really well in the Senate.

Republican Brian Kemp is well ahead of Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia's governor election.

Yet Trump's party will maintain Senate control for the next two years, at least.

Democrats quickly made important gains in the House, but Republicans defended in crucial races, like incumbent Andy Barr of Kentucky, whose House seat had seemed at risk. "The president spent the last week campaigning heavily for Senate candidates and we're seeing that pay off".

This hard-line approach to immigration politics in the final stage of the campaign defied conventional wisdom among establishment Republicans, who wished Mr Trump would focus on the good economy and the party's tax cuts.

Turns out it was backward.

As the first polls were closing Tuesday, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement reinforcing Trump's point.

Still, nearly 7 in 10 said the economy was in good shape, and those who said their personal finances were in better shape now than two years ago outnumbered those who believed their finances were worse off, according to the polling.

"Even though they won back the House, they're going to have to decide whether they ought to advance as a more Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders type of party with more liberal positions, or as a more center-left party", Gergen said.

We are trying to ensure that all members of the Pakistani community vote, said one man.

Trump has spent months ahead of the midterms deriding the Democrats as bent on destroying the U.S. economy and allowing criminals to run riot.

Tuesday's midterm elections were among the most bitter in years. Voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote.

Although moderate Republicans who remain in the House may view the result as an indictment of Donald Trump's strategy of focusing relentlessly on illegal immigration in the final stretch of the campaign, they will be a small minority. The president urged supporters to "pretend" he was on the ballot.

Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's job as President, according to preliminary CNN exit polls. "When you get small majority, you have the chance for a small number of people in the middle to really help shape things", he said.

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

"On election night in 2010 the Obama legislative agenda died". She stressed the president's efforts to mobilize GOP voters in a ground game aimed at "defying midterm history". Trump won Texas with more than 52% of the vote in 2016.

Trump had worked hard to buck up endangered Republicans, criss-crossing the country for campaign rallies and firing out endless endorsements for candidates via Twitter. Franklin Roosevelt lost 72 House seats in 1938 and 45 in 1942.

More Democratic House members could bolster Straus allies as they woo more conservative colleagues, saying the House needs a speaker who will stand up to Abbott and Patrick.

But Democrats have been fired up by anger at Trump's extraordinary attacks over the last few weeks against immigrants, claiming that his opponents seek to throw open the borders to "drug dealers, predators and bloodthirsty MS-13 killers".

Opposition to Trump proved to be more a motivating factor for Democrats than support for the president a factor for Republicans. Contributor Stephanie Ruhle said Trump's tax loopholes are immoral and below the office of the presidency, but said Trump likes to suggest it's "clever" how he games the system.

The president, in an earlier tweet, weighed in on the midterm results, overlooking the Democratic pickups in the House and writing: "Tremendous success tonight".

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