Trump Calls US Midterm Elections 'Tremendous Success'

Trump Calls US Midterm Elections 'Tremendous Success'

In the Legislature, Democrats pinned their hopes on Republican-held seats where voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in 2016.

On Tuesday night, he called to congratulate Pelosi and acknowledged her plea for bipartisanship, the leader's spokesman said.

With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Mr Trump's tax returns, possible business conflicts of interest and allegations involving his 2016 campaign's links to Russian Federation.

"Lavrov also reiterated Moscow's position that it is not meddling in USA elections".

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in line to become speaker, said while there is common ground on infrastructure and cutting the cost of prescription drugs, the investigations will commence. "When you get small majority, you have the chance for a small number of people in the middle to really help shape things", he said.

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

Sanders says Trump also called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "to congratulate him on historic Senate gains". Several television networks, including the president's favorite Fox News Channel, yanked a Trump campaign advertisement off the air on the eve of the election, determining that its portrayal of a murderous immigrant went too far.

Historically, the party in power loses several seats during the first midterm election of a new president, particularly if his national job approval ratings are low.

Democrats were always facing an uphill battle in the Senate this year because they were defending 26 seats, while just nine Republican seats were up for grabs.

Americans are voting for all 435 seats in the House and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate, a as well as state governors.

They held onto seats in the South, Midwest and West and ensured at least a 50-50 Senate - enough to give Republicans control because Vice President Mike Pence as president of the Senate would tip the balance to the GOP. Democrats were able to ride opposition to Trump to wins in more Democratic-leaning states like NY and deep-red states like Oklahoma.

And in North Dakota, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp was ousted by her Republican challenger.

Some of the biggest Democratic stars of the campaign lost.

Meanwhile, Ted Cruz fended off a spirited challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke and Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn triumphed in Tennessee.

Tuesday's victory for the Democrats follows a turbulent primary season in which establishment Democrats up and down the ballot faced pressure from a wave of progressive candidates. Democrats also captured governorships in MI and IL. Donald Trump will continue to have a Republican majority ready and willing to confirm his executive and judicial appointments. Still, Republican voters tended to be overwhelmingly supportive of the president. Hispanic voters favored Democratic House candidates by 33 percentage points - higher than the 18-percentage point gap that Democrats enjoyed in 2014, the poll found.

But the Democrats' push into Trump country remained uncertain. With that comes the ability to stop the Trump legislative agenda in its tracks and puts some teeth in congressional oversight of his administration.

CBS News on Tuesday night projected Democrats would take control of the House of Representatives, delivering a major blow to President Trump and the GOP.

With divided leadership in Congress and a president who has taken an expansive view of executive power, Washington could be in store for even deeper political polarization and legislative gridlock.

While Democrats need to win eight of 30 toss-up races to win the majority, Republicans need 23 to win.

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