Midterm Elections – Democrats Win A House Majority But Lose Badly In The Senate

Last night in the US midterm elections … both parties won. Democrats won-back a House majority for the first time in 8-years. However, Republicans actually increased their majority in the Senate.  President Trump called the evening a “tremendous success,”. Trump spent the evening watching returns in the White House with family and friends. With a majority in the house, Democrats now have subpoena power to investigate Trump’s personal and professional issues. Some Dems have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns and/or pursue impeachment.

Highlights from the 2018 midterm elections:

  • In Texas, Sen Ted Cruz defeated Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke.
  • In Indiana, Mike Braun defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly.
  • In Tennessee, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn defeated former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a top Democratic recruit.
  • In New Jersey, Democrats re-elected embattled Sen. Bob Menendez.
  • In Virginia, Jennifer Wexton defeated two-term GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock.
  • In Utah, former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was elected to the senate.
  • In south Florida, former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.
  • Several 2020 presidential prospects easily won re-election, including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox