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Democrats make gains in state legislatures, governorships

Democrats make gains in state legislatures, governorships”

Trump won the election with the backing of "Reagan Democrats", patriotic working class Americans who were used to the idea of good pay, a decent pension, and their healthcare being paid for by their employer. Democrats won Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin as well.

Trump's team immediately sought to give him credit for retaining their narrow Senate majority, even as their foothold in the more competitive House battlefield appeared to be slipping.

In addition to his conversation with Pelosi, Trump called Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as a number of candidates he backed during the race, the White House said.

President Donald Trump urged Democrats on Wednesday to "put partisanship aside" as he bluntly warned them against using their newfound control of the US House of Representatives to tie up his administration in investigations.

What a Democratic-controlled House can do is set the stage for 2020, making the case that Democrats are better at foreign policy and national security than Republicans.

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 a nearby district.

Sanders accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern" and of preventing other reporters from asking questions at the news conference.

While exit polls are typically conducted in person on the big day, she said interviewers increasingly go to polling stations to capture early voter opinions and call up respondents to follow up over the phone.

The Democrats won a majority of the US House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, and will officially take over when the new Congress takes office in January 2019.

"Mike, will you be my running mate?" That means Trump would not only have considerable leverage in private negotiations, he also would have the flawless foil for the public policy clashes that inevitably occur. Trump can now afford to lose at least four Republican senators when he wants to pass a new trade deal or confirm a new attorney-general.

"I think Mainers sent a pretty clear message in that they want a change in how our state is run", Sen.

The election served as a referendum of sorts on Trump's racially charged appeals and the strength of the coalition that powered him to the White House - a group he will need again in just two years.

"In recent years, President Trump included, we have seen politicians who are very skilled at playing on people's fears". "American people will see (Trump's) tax returns".

Mr Trump has threatened to retaliate for any Democratic investigations with his own probes in the Senate into alleged "leaks of classified information". "Two can play that game!" the president Donald Trump said via Twitter.

The article also talked of how the midterm elections "put a dent" in Trump's armour "both by exposing weaknesses in the Midwest and assuring sustained congressional investigations over the next two years".

"I speak to Democrats all the time".

Republican senate candidates were also leading in Arizona and Montana.

Some Republicans sought to explain Michigan's shift to a more purple hue as nearly an inevitability after a long stint of one-party control. "In addition, I specifically wish Governor-Elect Janet Mills well in her new role".

The White House for days has been stressing the historical headwinds it faced: In the last three decades, 2002 was the only midterm election when the party holding the White House gained Senate seats.

Also among them are the first two Native American women elected to the House - Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico - and the first two Muslim-American women, Rhasida Tlaib of MI and Minnesota's Ilhan Oman.

And in the Midwest a onetime Somali refugee, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, who is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, shared the historic distinction of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

"We are in a battle. That's a firewall", GOP volunteer James Murr said.

The result was broadly in line with what many analysts projected but makes for a confusing picture. Given all that, it seems highly unlikely that the Democrats will be serious about legislation, especially since the Republicans control the Senate.

"What Gillum managed to do in a very hard state, not to mention dealing with all the racism that comes against him, is run on a progressive agenda and to mount a really, really very strong grassroots campaign", Sanders said.



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