Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control

Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control

The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years.

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.

Instead, he could do something far bolder - namely, make moves to turn our interminable ideological stalemate into a genuine partisan realignment by dividing and conquering the new Democratic majority.

The new Democrat star was narrowly beaten by Ted Cruz in the Senate contest in the traditional Republican stronghold of Texas.

Meanwhile the Florida Senate race is heading for a recount after Republican Rick Scott got 50.21% and incumbent Bill Nelson 49.79% of the vote.

Democrats will pick up between seven to nine House seats in this region, and while they came up short in the Iowa governor's race, they now control three of the four House seats there.

He mocked Republican candidates who distanced themselves from him, chided a reporter for asking a "racist question", and walked away from the lectern at one point, as an aide tried to wrest a microphone out of a reporter's hands.

Of the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation that has shadowed his administration for more than 18 months, Trump said, "I could end it right now" but "I let it go on".

The United States Presidential Election of 2016 was the 58th quadrennial American presidential election, held on November 8, 2016. "Now what's bad for them is, being in the majority, I'm just going to blame them", Mr. Trump said.

Foreign assistance enjoys bipartisan support, and Congress has already rejected two sizable budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

In Minnesota, Omar, a 36-year-old naturalized American citizen and state representative, campaigned on policies embraced by the Democratic Party's most liberal wing: universal health care, free college tuition and robust public housing.

The move would also sow chaos among Democrats, with the left wing of the party inclined to reject working with the White House at all, but a significant faction of those who won their House seats narrowly in red and purple states inclined to play ball. In winning the House, there is hope among Democrats, as well as voters, that presidential power amassed during unified government will be curbed. The former state representative also ran on a liberal platform, backing Medicare for all, immigration reform and a call to overturn Donald Trump's executive order banning most people from five Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S.

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As the returns came in, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, shattering the record of 84 now.

At 29, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. That echoed a similar message from Trump, who on Twitter cautioned Democrats not to use their new House majority to launch investigations into his administration.

The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men.

Now we can investigate, they look at us, we look at them, it goes on for two years and then at the end of two years nothing's done.

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The GOP "had a very good day" Tuesday despite the House loss, McConnell said. They need to be reminded why. Here are some of the silver linings that Trump can take from Tuesday's vote. And still, the GOP lost control of the House.

He said infrastructure spending will be an area of potential cooperation.

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. Today, his chances for re-election look much more hard than they did just a few months ago.

Pennsylvania was particularly daunting for Republicans after court-imposed redistricting and a rash of retirements put several seats in play. But in Kentucky, one of the top Democratic recruits, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, lost her bid to oust to three-term Rep. Andy Barr.

Democrats will have around 229 seats in the 435-member House, while Republicans will hold 53 seats in the 100-member Senate, up from 51, according to projections by The New York Times. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) has won another term.

Republican Kristi Noem beat out Democrat Billie Sutton in the unexpectedly close South Dakota governor's race, and she will be sworn in next year as the first woman elected to the state's highest office.

He said he focused on the Senate races, as touring the individual districts for House races would require too much travel.

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