"That is possible", he told a news conference at the White House. Democrats suffered losses in Florida and Maryland where Democrats had hoped for pickups. In the 115th Congress, the Republicans controlled the House 235 to 193 and the Senate 51 to 47 with 2 Independents (both of whom caucus with the Left).
Some Democrats said during their campaigns they would not back Pelosi, but it's not clear yet if there are any Democrats willing to challenge her for the post.
In the leadup to the election, Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House could slip away. Its members effectively will be able to block all legislation that the Senate passes and the president wants.
"Many Democrats support the president's trade agenda", lamented Dieter Kempf, the head of the Federation of German Industries, the main business lobby group in Germany, a leading exporter.
The four men who lost their seats Tuesday night were vocal supporters of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the campaign trail over the course of the year. Bill Clinton lost 52 House seats in 1994 during his first midterm. Those Illinois victories contributed to the Democrats winning control of the House. "But there is a lot of other stuff that is even more important and more interesting to voters".
Voter turnout in the 2016 election dipped to 55.4 percent: a two decade low.
He named checked several GOP candidates who lost Tuesday. This was a defining moment for them, as they saw the election as a way to regain a modicum of control over government.
Exit polls also showed wide partisan gaps in views of gender. Approximately 114 million votes were cast in House races in 2018, compared to 83 million in 2014. And Democrat Stacey Abrams ran a competitive campaign for governor in Georgia, which hasn't elected a Democrat to the governor's mansion since 1998. Native American women threw their hat into the ring in Kansas and New Mexico.
A total of 420 out of 435 seats have been declared, and 223 of these have been won by Democrats. Yet Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - the place where impeachment would originate - indicated last month that the committee will most likely consider impeachment of the president in January.
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He said that he could work with Democrats on issues such as infrastructure and health care, but that if they conduct investigations into his administration, "then we're going to do the same thing, then government comes to a halt and I blame them". The president responded: "Too bad, Mike". The Democrat surged in the latter part of the year, polling neck and neck with Noem, but fell just short on Election Day.
No. If they do that, it's a war-like posture.In addition, at least 13 women won Senate seats.
Overall, women voted considerably more in favor of congressional Democratic candidates - with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for Republicans, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters and about 20,000 nonvoters - conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago. It could very well lead to a far more polarised Senate.
Democrats failed to defeat a vulnerable incumbent in Kentucky, where Republican Rep. Andy Barr won over former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath.
"The question we have to ask ourselves is which of the candidates out there is going to win in MI, in OH, in Pennsylvania, in Wisconsin, in Florida", he said. However, once again, these states are proving they are the bell weathers.
Democrats celebrated a handful of victories in their "blue wall" Midwestern states, electing or re-electing governors in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and in Wisconsin, where Scott Walker was defeated by state education chief Tony Evers.
"To have Walker lose is a significant turning point that the right candidate in 2020 could win all of these states" across the industrial north, Democratic pollster Paul Maslin, who advised Democratic Sen. It's unclear how this group of people will affect the 2020 election.