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Democrats Take Hold Of New York State Senate

Democrats Take Hold Of New York State Senate

"With Democrats' leadership in the state solidified, NY can pass policies previously blocked by Republicans to expand health care coverage, address climate change, and ensure women retain the right to make their own medical decisions", Jessica Post, executive director for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, said in a statement on Tuesday.

President Trump called Tuesday's midterm election results a "tremendous success", as the Republicans maintained their majority in the Senate but lost control of the House to the Democrats for the first time in eight years.

Mr Trump spent the final weeks of the campaign telling supporters that Democratic victories would threaten their safety and stability.

Almost 40% of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to a national survey of the electorate, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Mr Trump.

He said: "Congrats to my brother Greg Pence on being elected to serve in the US Congress".

Despite Democrats hailing an end to one-party dominance at the top of U.S. politics, Trump spoke of a "tremendous success".

"There will be, I imagine, great introspection within the Trump White House", said Gearan, who is now the director of the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics.

Every seat in the House, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate and 36 of the 50 state governorships were up for grabs.

Cook said Democrats have a possibility of gaining as few as 20 seats and as many as 45 seats.

Trump's team immediately sought to give him credit for retaining their narrow Senate majority, even as their foothold in the more competitive House battlefield appeared to be slipping.

In addition to the call to Pelosi, Trump called Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, as well as a number of candidates he backed during the race, the White House said.




Knowing that House Democrats will not approve funding for a wall along the USA border, for example, will not keep Trump from continuing to make it an issue.

In the leadup to the election, anxious Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House could slip away. Democrats won seats stretching from suburban Washington, New York and Philadelphia to outside Miami, Chicago and Denver.

With 62 percent of the electorate reported, Republican Mike Braun was holding a 12 percent lead in the crucial Senate showdown in IN with incumbent Democratic Sen.

The midterms are not even over yet, but House Democrats have signaled that they are going to demand President Trump release his tax returns.

Democrats did succeed in holding on to Sen.

Tuesday night's results are a much-needed win for the Democrats, who have struggled in recent midterm elections. Among those expected were Trump's adult children, White House aides, Republican officials and presidential friends.

But Republicans made significant gains in the Senate, picking up key seats from incumbent Democrats in states where Trump won in 2016 and also turning back possible challenges in high-profile states like Texas.

While Sanders suggested Trump could blow off Pelosi in the wake of the midterms, she noted that the president is willing to work with whatever party ultimately ends up in power.

Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by AP. Democrats are relying more upon women, people of colour, young people and college graduates.

What's happening in House races?

Democrats were elected to more than 34 seats and now occupy a majority of the state Senate's 63 seats.


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