Midterm loss not a huge blow for Trump

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Midterm loss not a huge blow for Trump

Ohio Democrats can't worry right now about how to turn Ohio blue.

As the majority party, the Democrats will chair important committees and will have expansive powers to investigate the president, his business dealings and the inner workings of his administration, including whether anyone from the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats made gains in state legislatures across the country on Tuesday, as well as obtaining governorships in seven formerly Republican-held states. That's the third-straight election they've done that, and notably this year, all five of the offices were open.

Sixty-one percent of voters who responded to VoteCast, a survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press, said they support stricter gun laws, compared with 8 percent who said they should be loosened. If her colleagues back her - and many ran their campaigns on the promise not to - it would be the second time she wields the gavel, making her the most powerful woman in Washington.

Two 29-year-old Democrats - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Abby Finkenauer - are due to be the youngest women ever to win House seats. National Democrats have argued that gerrymandered congressional districts drawn by GOP legislatures after the 2010 Census favor Republicans in the House of Representatives.

It's not just her. Pelosi heads a trio of septuagenarian leaders, with Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, who have held power since the last time Democrats took back the House majority, in 2006.

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.

Yesterday's results in OH and Florida serve as a reminder to Democrats of challenges the party's nominee could face in two states that have provided some of the most hard-fought presidential contests of the past two decades. He may have used the migrant caravan in the final days to win in very red and rural places like Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee but in the states which matter for him to get re-elected next year, there is far more evidence that his attacking immigrants has done far more to hurt his re-election chances. With all precincts reported, unofficial results showed DeWine had almost 51 percent of the vote to 46 percent for the former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief.

In the 36 governors' races, Republicans won an ugly battle in Florida and appeared on the cusp of victory in Georgia.

Voters soundly defeated a measure that would have classified possession of certain types of illegal drugs as misdemeanors.

"The Democrats in the House will have to decide just how much presidential harassment they think is good strategy".

"We'll know what we are doing and we'll do it right", she said. A margin of less than half a percentage point automatically triggers a recount. In many of those races, women from suburban swing areas played a decisive role in the outcome.

Suburban districts outside Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Denver and Dallas were considered prime targets for turnover by the Democrats because they were won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.

For the past two years, Republicans have subjected Trump to relatively little oversight, spurning most requests from the minority party. As of last night, Democrats hold 222 seats to the Republicans' 196 seats, with 17 races still too close to call.

A majority of voters (56 percent) were over the age of 50.

But he said the Senate's chief priority will be confirming Mr. Trump's nominees, including judicial picks.

Marketing consultant Gary Smith of the Columbus suburb of Dublin said Trump was a "big factor" for him, as was a strong economy. The hollowing out of the center continues, with Trump loyalists - including incoming Sen.

Both the gubernatorial race between former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), and the Senate race between Gov. Rick Scott (R) and incumbent Sen.

"His base is exceedingly solid, but his popularity is exceedingly low in the country".

Putting Brown on the national ticket would keep OH in the 2020 spotlight.

He also announced that he that Vice President Mike Pence would be his running mate again in the 2020 elections.

"If that happens, we will do the same thing and government comes to a halt and I'll blame them", Trump told reporters.

The European Union's stated objective for negotiating a trade deal with the US was also an important consideration, Neal added, as was the potential for a bilateral agreement with the United Kingdom after it leaves the European Union at the end of the process known as Brexit.

Emily Davis, a spokeswoman for the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, said the agency was "very confident" that Congress will approve the current deal because of the benefits to U.S. workers and businesses.

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