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US: Democrats take the House, but there was no landslide – Nordea Markets

What the White House would want, Ms Mays said, "is to buy two years of time" while the issue was bogged down by lawyers.

Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House. "The main thing that Democrats can do, and they can do it without Republican votes, is investigate".

But network projections said that Democrats would take control of the House for the first time in eight years, upending the balance of power in Washington where Trump enjoyed an easy ride following his shock 2016 election with Republican dominance of both chambers.

But Republicans held onto governor's mansions in OH and Florida, fending off challenges from strong left-wingers. The Democrats, in fact, gained 28 seats (and counting) which put them well past the 218 seats needed to control the House.

Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado blames his loss on resentment toward Trump in his Denver-area district. "Too bad, sorry about that Mia". Barbara Comstock painting her as a Trump ally - and calling her "Barbara Trumpstock".

"When it goes south - and it will, and it's going to happen quickly - she is the ideal person for him to pin all this blame upon", Kennedy said. While 44% of voters approve of Mr. Trump's policies, some 20% like his policies but dislike him personally.

"I love our country", he said, "you have nationalists, you have globalists", adding "I also love the world".

But also in Texas, Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, a charismatic congressman and former punk rock singer who had raised an unprecedented $60 million in his mission to win in the Republican stronghold, fell short to arch-conservative former presidential contender Ted Cruz.

Any investigation of the president is likely to face the same fate as that of the Russian Federation investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

With majority subpoena power, it's expected that Democrats are prepared to launch investigations into Trump, his policies and his Cabinet members.

Democrats are also interested in Mr Trump's tax returns, which he has declined to make public.

"If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level", the president said on Twitter. He added, "Two can play that game!" He even offered, perhaps sarcastically, to persuade Republican lawmakers to vote for her as speaker if some Democratic members refuse to support her. "The electoral setup strongly favoured the Republicans in the Senate, where they were defending only 9 seats vs 25 for the Democrats (counting the two independents with the Democrats)".

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.

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 handsome, bipartisan type of situation" on infrastructure investments and healthcare. She shocked many, including herself, last spring when she came out of nowhere to defeat 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic congressional primary. "That said, 2018 reinforced the patterns we saw in 2016, with Republicans doing better in smaller, slower growing, more rural counties and Democrats drawing more strength in larger, more faster growing suburban counties". Which only further strengthens their position for the 2020 election.

The election was historic for different reasons.

Tlaib, 42, became the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature in 2008.

He pointed to Republican Gov. -elect Mike DeWine in neighboring OH as someone who was able to do that, while Pennsylvania GOP Senate nominee Lou Barletta and Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner could not.

"We are in a battle".

Midterm elections are typically hard for the party in power, but the GOP's hold on power was further weakened by an unusually large number of retirements as well as infighting between conservatives and centrists over their allegiance to Trump.

Todd, the GOP strategist who co-wrote The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics, said he is concerned about Pennsylvania's prospects in 2020.

The Republicans' control of the Senate is arguably more significant, says the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Washington, because Mr Trump focused his campaigning on Senate races, and candidates he backed clearly benefited.

The result was broadly in line with what many analysts projected but makes for a confusing picture.

Nearly all of the House Democratic gains came from the suburbs: They are projected to flip over two dozen seats in primarily suburban districts, sweeping out once-comfortable Republican incumbents including Reps.

But, in another tweet on Wednesday, he told those candidates who avoided him to "say goodbye!"

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