Despite House loss, Trump still sees midterms success

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In the Senate, where Republicans were heavily favored to keep control heading into Tuesday's voting, Republican Mike Braun captured incumbent Joe Donnelly's seat in IN and Republican Kevin Cramer beat incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.

The verdicts in the House and Senate were based on incomplete results as vote counting continued across the country and some states were still voting in a congressional election cast as an unofficial referendum on Trump. In turn, Trump has already been trying out defensive arguments, noting that midterm losses are typical for the party in the White House, pointing out a high number of GOP retirements and stressing that he had kept his focus on the Senate.

He said that even though he doesn't trust the process 100%, he feels good about participating in it.

According to exit polling by CNN, two-thirds of voters said their vote in Tuesday's congressional election was about Trump, with more saying they were showing up at the polls to express opposition than support for the president. And only twice in the past eight decades has the president's party picked up House seats in the midterms.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin won re-election.

"The midterm elections used to be, like, boring", Trump told a crowd in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday.

By 11:30 p.m. Eastern, ABC was reporting Democrats had won 209 seats and Republicans 190 had been elected to the House, making it clear that there would be no "blue wave" as Democrats had been promising for months.

He bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.

"Frankly the candidates that have embraced the president and the president has gone in to campaign for last several weeks are candidates we see doing very well tonight in those places", Sanders said.

But Republicans performed strongly in the deep red states where Trump mounted a frenetic final campaign blitz and proved that despite his low approval rating he remains a potent political force among conservatives.

Trump is over 50% in Georgia as well, a state he won with 51% of the vote in 2016.

With Democrats now poised to take control of the House, Mr. Cummings will likely be in a position as chairman to issue those subpoenas on his own.

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If more than 84 of those women candidates won on Tuesday, it would set a record for the number of women serving in the House. Also Massachusetts, Democrat Ayanna Pressley will be the first woman of colour in her state's congressional delegation.

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For this wave of women leaders, the next few years are going to be about much more than stereotypical women's issues. Texans elected Garcia, a former social worker and lawyer, by a wide margin against her Republican opponent.

In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.

And, as The New York Times pointed out, Mr Trump is counting on his negative campaigning to bring out his supporters.

What's happening in House races?

"It's pretty evident that President Trump is politically toxic in many of these suburban districts across the country".

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged this week that, while he believes the GOP will keep its House majority, the president's party typically loses seats in the first midterm election.

While a Democratic victory was far from guaranteed, the party had been viewed as a slight favorite to win the House on Election Day.

Nearly a quarter of voters considered immigration to be the top issue, while another one-fifth said it was the economy.

In the Senate, Republican Mike Braun captured incumbent Joe Donnelly's seat in IN, and Republican Kevin Cramer beat incumbent Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, marking disappointment for the Democrats.

The Republican takeover of both houses of Congress in the 1994 election, two years after Bill Clinton's first presidential victory, slowed the Democratic president's legislative agenda.

Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others were running LGBT candidates and Muslims.

Rep. Maxine Waters, who has urged people to get in the faces of Trump administration officials in public could become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

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