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GOP aims to keep Senate control, aided by Trump-friendly map

GOP aims to keep Senate control, aided by Trump-friendly map”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the results "a good night" for the White House.

But in some other toss-up races, the GOP managed to hold on.

In Texas, Republican Ted Cruz Cruz was projected to beat his challenger, Democratic rising star Beto O'Rourke.

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.

In recent stops, Trump has directly targeted favourite foes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and argued that Democrats would plunge the country into Venezuela-like chaos. Democrats also want to examine whether Michael Cohen ever traveled to Russia, and whether Donald Trump Jr. told his father about the Trump Tower meeting with Russians. The incumbent was reprimanded by a Senate ethics panel after corruption charges were dismissed following a mistrial, turning a what should have been a sure bet for Democrats into a close fight.

Democrats ousted Republicans in suburban districts across the country Tuesday, taking the reins of power in the House and vowing to stand as a check to President Trump's agenda. In many cases they're running against career politicians.

Tightly contested Senate races in Florida and West Virginia also were too close to call, as were high-profile races for governor in OH and Georgia.

In a Monday tweet, he warned that law enforcement was "strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday's Election (or Early Voting)".

It was the first national election in the United States since the 2016 race in which Russian Federation interfered, according to USA intelligence agencies, with a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord, harm the Democratic presidential candidate and boost Trump's chances.

"Health care is on the ballot", former President Barack Obama told Democratic volunteers in Virginia.

Curbelo, a moderate and critic of President Donald Trump, was trying to defy the political winds against Trump. "The president has energized a staggering number of Americans at packed arenas and in overflow crowds at rallies across the country". A CNN exit poll of voters today showed that 55 percent disapproved of Trump's performance while 44 percent approved of it. While pleading with voters to stop Democrats, he also hinted he will find ways to cooperate. However, Goodstein believes that the relative silence over the alleged links between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation will be broken again as soon as the Democrats take over the House. He was active on Twitter throughout much of the day, blasting out endorsements for Republican candidates and weighing in on the balloting.

All 435 House of Representative seats are in play.

Though the size of Democrats' majority was still in doubt, networks projected they would at least net the 23 seats needed to take over when the new Congress convenes in January.

With votes from the west coast still to be counted, Democrats had picked up 15 House seats late on Tuesday night local time.

"I don't know what the final result tonight will be, but the fact that we've had even a narrow path to winning the Senate is a testament to the hard work you've put in over the past two years", said Sen.

Republicans have privately encouraged the president to back off, to no avail.

At stake was control of at least one house in the United States Congress, and with it Trump's ability to drive ahead with an unconventional style of government that has divided Americans like rarely before.

Democrats themselves sought to root their campaigns in more bread-and-butter issues, such as health-care and what they portrayed as Republican assaults on the popular aspects of Obamacare. I mean, I only became a citizen past year", said Kevin Ombija, a first-time voter originally from Kenya who now lives in Washington, D.C. "Issues of immigrants are very dear to me.

Democrats are drawing strength from women and college-educated voters, who swung decidedly against Trump since his election.

"What I want to do for you is have my energy be contagious", she said. Perhaps more important, they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump's personal and professional shortcomings.

Election workers assist would-be voters at First Ward Creative Arts Academy on November 6, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina.



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