Daudt Concedes Dems to Take House

Arturo Kim
November 7, 2018

Democrats are furious that the White House and Senate Republicans constricted the investigation into sexual assault charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed.

Despite a seemingly energized grassroots electorate, the Democratic Party has been viewed as a long shot to take back control of the Senate where Republicans now hold a narrow majority of 51 seats to 49 seats for Democrats. It would be the first time the party has controlled the House since 2010. A new generation of Democratic representatives, propelled by resurgent activism, is heading to the halls of Congress.

Democrats will be empowered by the knowledge of again winning far more votes - and will be fired up by defeats as well as victories as they dig in for a reset Washington agenda. At the same time, much of the country's deep-red interior got redder, allowing the GOP to easily dispatch Democratic senators in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota.

Republicans are projected to hold on to the Senate, gaining at least one seat. Still, while Bill Clinton and the Democrats lost 54 seats to Republicans in 1994, and Barack Obama and the Democrats lost 63 seats to the Republicans in 2010, it doesn't look like Donald Trump and the Republicans will lose almost that many seats to Democrats in these 2018 midterms.

Some of the biggest Democratic stars of the campaign season were struggling, with Beto O'Rourke's underdog US Senate campaign to oust Ted Cruz in conservative Texas failing.

Democrats faced a far more hard challenge in the Senate, where they were nearly exclusively on defense in rural states where Trump remains popular.

Forget for a minute the hot governor's race and the election contest for the U.S. House.

Efforts to kill "Obamacare", the Affordable Care Act that was President Barack Obama's signature policy win, are dead.

Trump waited until late in the night to weigh in on the midterm vote, tweeting a succinct message that overlooked expected Democratic gains in the House, writing: "Tremendous success tonight".

In Lexington's 12 District, incumbent Republican Sen.

Apart from these four, there are nine other Indian-Americans-six Democrats, two Republicans and one Independent-who are seeking election to the House of Representatives. He was defeated by Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

For all those reasons the midterm elections turned out the way they did.

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"Sometimes it's not as exciting to talk about the economy, right?" he told voters Friday in West Virginia. "This country, our politics are in a very bad place".

In the Miami area, former Clinton administration Cabinet member Donna Shalala won an open seat, while GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo lost his bid for a third term in another district.

But in some other tossup races, the GOP managed to hold on.

MA has its first black congresswoman - Ayanna Pressley winning the state's seventh district. He has brandished the media as the "enemy of the people" and Democrats opposed to his policies as "un-American".

As a result, most congressional analysts believe that the one thing that the Democrats in the House will be able to do without help from either the Senate or the President is "oversight". As that number indicates, voter enthusiasm is high. Also, more said they showed up at the polls to express opposition than did those who said they were casting a ballot to support him.

Guerrero polled 18,081 votes, giving her 50.7 per cent of the balance of power.

In the final week before the election Penn Dems canvassed in Pennsylvania's 1st District for Democrat Scott Wallace, as well as motivating student voters throughout campus.

"The Trump White House, by and large, has let the Pentagon have a lot of free rein", Smith said. 25 percent described health care and immigration as the most important issues in the election, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate.

The Senate lost two senior Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee: Sen.

"I am extremely happy with the economy", Gerlock said.

Trump has framed the elections as a choice between law and order maintained by Republicans and an out-of-control Democratic mob, while focusing heavily on hardline immigration campaign promises, including a legally dubious pledge to end birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants born in the US. It may have been effective, however, in largely rural states where he remains popular and where the closest Senate races played out. According to FEC data and CRP estimates, $5.2 billion was spent for the 2018 midterms. At least 255 women were on the ballot as major party congressional candidates. Wexton was among the record number of women running this year.

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