Exit polls: Most Democrats want Donald Trump impeached
- Author: Zachary Reyes Nov 07, 2018,
Nov 07, 2018, 8:14
State sen. Trudy Wade, R-Guilford, also trails in her race, but has been gaining on her challenger.
In Texas, Sen Ted Cruz staved off a far tougher than expected challenge from Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke, whose record-smashing fundraising and celebrity have set off buzz he could be a credible 2020 White House contender.
Striking a dark tone at a rally in IN on Monday evening, Trump accused Democrats of "openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overrun our country".
Many Democratic candidates in tight races shied away from harsh criticism of Trump, focusing instead on bread-and-butter issues like maintaining health insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions and safeguarding the Social Security retirement and Medicare healthcare programs for senior citizens.
Of those, 26 are already held by Democrats, which is why many are tipping Republicans to retain their slim majority.
In the Senate, just 35 seats are up for grabs. And in Tennessee, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn defeated former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a top Democratic recruit. Bredesen had promised a bipartisan approach if elected and had won the endorsement of music star Taylor Swift. That would make it 54 seats-and Jon Tester in Montana and Claire McCaskill also await their fate with voters. Heitkamp was hurt late in her campaign by an ad that mistakenly named some women as victims of sexual abuse.
"For the past two years, we've watched this administration attack and undermine our democratic institutions and values", Clinton said.
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"New York will once again be a progressive beacon as Democrats continue to build the blue wall of resistance against Washington Republicans' extremist agenda", she added.
He and other Democrats understand the pitfalls of overreach following the Republicans' partisan excesses during the presidency of Barack Obama. Trump prevailed in IN by 19 points.
This story will be updated as more election results come in. Joe Donnelly and either pad their slender Senate majority or offset possible Democratic gains elsewhere.
"I think, like the TV stations have been saying, it's a referendum on the Trump presidency", said Eloisa Alvarez as she voted in Miami.
"They've had two years to find out what it's like to have an unhinged person in the White House", said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who leads the Democratic Governors Association.
Although an incumbent president typically loses some of his party's seats in a midterm election, President Trump went out of his way to make the midterms a report card on his performance in office.
The party also continues to oppose the president's withdrawal from a 2015 worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, and may use control of the House as a vehicle to undermine or probe his policy of "maximum pressure" on the Islamic republic.
Trump's racially tinged anti-immigrant rhetoric, while unpopular among college-educated urban and suburban voters, seemed helpful in deeply conservative areas.
"I don't think so", Trump said at a rally in Chattanooga, Tenn., invoking images of the caravans of Central American migrants moving slowly through Mexico.
"I am extremely happy with the economy", Gerlock said.
With so much at stake, Trump campaigned in over a dozen states with Senate elections since Labor Day, visiting some multiple times. If that's what voters are thinking about, it's an indication that Democrats accurately had the pulse of the electorate. At one point, just a few hundred votes separated them.
In other results, Vermont independent Sen. Nevada could be more important, because Dean Heller is the most vulnerable Senate GOP incumbent in the nation, and Democrats probably need to win his seat to seize the majority.
The case ended up with a hung jury and a mistrial and the charges were dropped. It would prove even more hard for the White House to push critical legislation through Congress if the Democrats manage to win the House and the Senate.
"It's all fragile. Everything I told you about, it can be undone and changed by the Democrats if they get in", Trump told supporters on a telephone "town hall" organized by his re-election campaign.