Democrats scent victory over Trump's Republicans in Congress

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The US Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump.

She says Democrats will find common ground when they can and stand their ground when necessary.

Early results in the U.S. midterm elections show Democrats inching towards majority control of the 435 member House as Republicans were clinging to delicate majorities in the Senate Tuesday night as an anxious nation watched whether voters would reward or reject the GOP in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency. "In the past two years confidence has definitely waned...but I am a hopeless optimist and I hope what we do will be better for the country", he said. "We have to pass this bill", Biaggi said after her primary win about legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade.

"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" the president wrote on Twitter.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president made a series of calls while watching the election results late Tuesday.

Voting in Chicago, James Gerlock, 27, a Republican, said he wanted to see more of the soaring economic growth that Trump says is the fruit of his business-friendly policies.

Alongside all 435 House seats and a third of the Senate on the ballot on Tuesday were 36 gubernatorial races.

Two US networks - Fox and NBC - are projecting the Democrats will win the 23 seats they need to take over the House of Representatives.

That was a risky strategy with a potentially huge reward: had Republicans held on to both chambers of Congress, Trump would have been able to tout another major upset victory.

The Democrats picked up at least a dozen Republican-held House seats across nearly all regions of the country as returns were still coming in Tuesday but fell short in some closely watched races as they fought to wrest control of the chamber from the GOP.

The debate was dominated not by the GOP's $1.5 trillion tax cuts but by Trump's dire prediction of "invasion" from the migrant caravan and what he called the "radical" agenda of speaker-in-waiting Pelosi.

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Incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Manchin won a hotly contested race in conservative West Virginia, and conservative Marsha Blackburn held a Senate seat for Republicans.

Democrats will win control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday's 2018 midterm elections, CNN projects. Hispanic voters favored Democratic House candidates by 33 percentage points - higher than the 18-percentage point gap that Democrats enjoyed in 2014, the poll found.

At the same time, Democrats re-elected embattled New Jersey Sen.

Former Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott held a narrow lead over incumbent Democratic Sen.

"House Republicans fought the good fight, but the headwinds of history and the president's unpopularity in suburban areas proved too much".

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.

Trump encouraged voters to view the first nationwide election of his presidency as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies.

The turning point was when Republican businessman Mike Braun ousted incumbent Joe Donnelly, a moderate Democrat in Indiana.

A record number of women ran for office this election, many of them Democrats turned off by Trump's policy agenda. The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men.

Democrats will pick up at least six and perhaps as many as 11 seats in the 150-member Texas House.

As expected, redistricting in Pennsylvania proved to be a boon for Democrats, who so far have had a net gain of three seats in the Keystone State.

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