Democrats seize US House
- Justin Tyler
But old disagreements are not easily fixed, and partisan lines are deeper in a divided country that delivered a divided Congress.
President Donald Trump billed the midterms as an election about "Kavanaugh and the caravan", and it was - although not entirely as he planned. What occurred was more of a steady, light blue rain. The Trump administration will no longer get a free ride from Congressional Republicans who had no interest in shining a light on its abuses of power.
Republicans fell short in CT, but appear well-positioned to gain one in Alaska (where the incumbent "independent" governor dropped out of the race and endorsed the Democrat). Republican Ron DeSantis ousted Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum by less than one percentage point in a hotly contested race in Florida; Mike DeWine won the governorship in OH; and Republican Brian Kemp was ahead of Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams by 1.6 points with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, almost two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
In fact, McConnell called for "bipartisanship" numerous times and even offered some advice for his Democratic counterparts who retook the House majority and have promised multiple oversight investigations of the president, including a quest for his tax returns.
Few presidents' first midterm elections in modern American political history have yielded Senate gains for the president's party. It's only happened three times in the past 104 years - in 1914, 1962 and 1970.
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. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. will be the second Democrat to lose his Finance committee seat if he fails to overtake incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in a potential Florida Senate recount. Key committees will also pass into Democratic control. This consequential mistake by the Democrats will endure. Some 59 percent supported GOP Sen.
The GOP also got major wins in toss-up governors races in states like Florida and OH, though Democrats did manage to pick up wins in a number of states like IL and MI. The GOP looks poised for a net loss of only two seats in more sparsely populated districts, and will still hold an overwhelming majority of small-town districts. It also said that investors in healthcare will react to the election results "with vigorous enthusiasm" as Obamacare is likely to remain in many states, and the chances of Medicaid being expanded also increasing.
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Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots, according to a survey of the American electorate by The Associated Press. Democratic favorite Conor Lamb, who stunned Washington by winning a special election in the state, beat Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus in a new district.
Ever since Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory in 2016, there has been a quiet, enduring debate on precisely how he won it.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is seeking to reclaim the gavel as House speaker, called it a "new day in America". Republicans lost seats in the House after focusing on impeachment in 1998.
The president found partial success despite his current job approval, set at 40 percent by Gallup, the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.
What does this tell us moving forward?
Libby said Democrats already were beginning to start conversations about how they would make good on their promises. However, the party leadership, with the celebration of the media, often positions itself on the far left.
The article does credit Democrats for using economic issues to win the middle-income swing-voters who decided the election.
On the other side, 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.
The expected "thumping" and "shellacking" - terms deployed respectively by George W. Bush and Barack Obama to describe their party's major midterm defeats - didn't materialize.
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