ELECTION NIGHT: Southwest States, All The Latest Results

  • ELECTION NIGHT: Southwest States, All The Latest Results

ELECTION NIGHT: Southwest States, All The Latest Results

Voters are feeling better about the state of the economy than they have since before the Great Recession of 2008. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who heads the Senate GOP's campaign committee, said in an interview.

Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Pensacola International Airport on November 3 in Pensacola, Fla.

As it stands, Republicans control both the House and the Senate, which is to say that Trump should have very little problem achieving what he wants.

In northern Virginia, Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock lost to Democrat Jennifer Wexton, while in one surprise win, Democrat Max Rose - a former boxer who raised millions on the strength of a viral video - unseated Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., in a seat encompassing Staten Island and Queens.

In battlegrounds where Democrats were thought to have chances to gain seats, first-term Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen was in a close contest with Nevada Sen. The last time a Dem won a seat in the senate in Texas was in the 1980s.

Republicans were poised to expand their majority in the Senate.

After their victory, House Democrats are expected to try to harden U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia, Russia and North Korea, while maintaining the status quo on hot-button areas like China and Iran. They are projecting a 39-seat gain for the Democrats.

But mid-morning he tweeted to knock down what he said were rumors that Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley left the arena in Cape Girardeau, Mo., where Trump held a rally to support him.

Only twice since the House reached its current 435 seats, over 100 years ago, has the party of the president gained seats in both the House and Senate. "Trump needs help in Congress", Mooney said, adding that he was "disappointed and embarrassed" by the way Democratic senators treated Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, during his confirmation hearings. Short of compromises, perhaps on infrastructure, its initiatives will go nowhere in the House. He's running for Senate against the Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson.

While political pundits may ultimately analyze Tuesday's results as a test of Trump, many Americans will undoubtedly base their vote on factors other than their feelings about the president: economic indicators, health care, tax reform, immigration or just their overall comfort level with the direction the country is headed. Joe Donnelly lost his bid for reelection in IN, and Republican Marsha Blackburn won the open Senate seat in Tennessee, a race that Democrats had hoped would slide into their column. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., chairman of Senate Democrats' political arm. But thanks to a 2018 landscape in which there are far more vulnerable Democratic seats (26 out of 35, which includes special elections in Minnesota and Mississippi), the GOP is favored to hang onto or even increase its narrow margin of control (currently 51 senators, plus the insurance policy of the vice-president's tie-breaking vote).

In the hotly contested 2016 election, Trump proclaimed that he would ban Muslims from being granted admission to the USA as president.

Pelosi promised action on lowering the cost of prescription drugs and rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, and pledged to pursue bipartisanship where possible.

Heitkamp lost to GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer, whom Trump persuaded to seek the Senate seat.

Most Democratic candidates in tight races stayed away from harsh criticism of Trump during the campaign's final stretch, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.

Some of the biggest problems Tuesday were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election.

Democrats' longshot prospects for capturing a Senate majority were pinned on hopes of their supporters surging to the polls.

"Democrats are inviting caravan after caravan, illegal immigrants to flood into our country", he said at a rally on the election's eve Monday. VoteCast debuted Tuesday and is a survey of more than 120,000 voters and nonvoters conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. Almost 4 in 10 said they were casting ballots to express opposition to him, while just 1 in 4 said their vote was an expression of support. "Or are we going to get up and fight for the things we believe in and say that we deserve our seat at the table?" "So I understand that you can have both sides", Gonzalez said.

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democrats Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Minnesota's Amy Klobuchar were easily re-elected. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen. What was not normal was that Menendez had been indicted on corruption charges and escaped with hung jury. Also victorious was Republican Mitt Romney, the vanquished 2012 GOP presidential candidate, who grabbed an open Utah seat.