Democrats fight for House control; GOP's Braun wins Indiana

With the election done expect Mueller to make his move

With the election done expect Mueller to make his move

But what does a divided Congress mean for the future?

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. The Democrats thus regained their lost standing and are moving towards rebuilding that much coveted "Blue Wall". Davids' win in Kansas against GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder was a pickup for Democrats, which projects to gain control of the House. LePage governed largely by mobilizing the House minority Republican caucus to sustain a record number of 642 vetoes - more than all other ME governors combined going back to 1917 and 80 times as many as his predecessor, Baldacci.

With winners called in all but one statewide race, Republicans were on pace to gain three seats in the Senate and defended their lead in governorships by a two-seat margin.

President Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in U.S. mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate.

Trump encouraged voters to view the first nationwide election of his presidency as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies.

The election also signalled a check on the powers of president Trump.

Democrats and Mills, the state's attorney general, campaigned largely on access to affordable health care, and Mills has vowed to enact the Medicaid expansion during her first days in office.

He took credit for Republicans having "defied history" by consolidating their grip on the Senate.

Democrats last controlled the governorship and both chambers of the Legislature in 2008, during the administration of Gov. John Baldacci.

In Florida, GOP candidate Rick Scott appears to have defeated Democratic Sen.

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In fact, he played just nine snaps in Oakland's blowout loss to the 49ers, led by former undrafted free agent Nick Mullens . Instead, Mack was traded to Chicago a week before the season for a package of draft picks following a lengthy holdout.

The moderate Republican took almost 50 percent of the vote in Boston, and handily won in other cities including Worcester, Springfield and New Bedford.

Despite the far left's groundswell for women to rebuke the Republican "patriarchy", this demographic had a strong turnout in red states for the GOP. Instead, he rattled off a list of candidates who won after he'd campaigned on their behalf, then mocked some of his fellow Republicans who "didn't want the embrace" from him so close to the election. Voters are demonstrating a willingness to consider issues and candidates more thoroughly at the state level, not just their own registered party.

Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree.

"We took a thumping in the rural areas and I understand that", Heitkamp said. They need to be reminded why. He has yet to come up with a derogatory nickname for her, as he has with many of his other Democratic foes, although that could certainly change. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, whose parties lost the House in the middle of their first terms, used the defeats to recalibrate for successful re-election campaigns. Lamb champions bipartisanship and focuses on his legislative agenda, rather than on antagonizing President Trump.

Representative Adam Smith of Washington state, who is likely to become chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has made it clear one of the first topics he wants the new Democratic-held House to hold hearings on is troop deployments to the Mexican border.

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former Bernie Sanders organizer who won an upset primary victory over a senior House Democrat, will also head to Congress. The polls also show Trump was a major factor: a minority of voters voted for Trump and his policies while the majority of voters displayed an anti-Trump sentiment.

Trump briefly sought to strike a statesmanlike tone in his first public remarks after the loss, praising House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for her hard work and envisioning "a lovely, bipartisan type of situation" on infrastructure investments and healthcare.

What does this tell us moving forward? The Democratic candidate was leading in seven races and the Republican was ahead in 10.

Despite Trump's enthusiasm, it was a mixed night for the GOP.

Kavanaugh is seen as a conservative swing vote with a record and public comments that suggest deference to the power of the chief executive but legal experts caution it is hard to predict what might happen if legal challenges on emoluments or Trump's business records make it to the high court.

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