Democrats gained a modest majority in the House but it was no blue wave. Meanwhile, Republicans made impressive gains in the Senate. The next time Trump needs to appoint a Supreme Court judge, there will be no circus.
Red Wall: Democratic Surge Fails To Erase Senate Republican Majority
In the fight over control of the Senate, the battle is over—and the Republicans have won. Republicans picked up seats in Indiana and North Dakota, knocking off Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp respectively. Ted Cruz held off Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Rep. Marsha Blackburn was able to hold Tennessee’s seat for Republicans, as current Sen. Bob Corker makes his exit.
Republicans successfully defended their incumbent seats in Wyoming, Nebraska, and Mississippi, with John Barrasso, Deb Fischer, and Roger Wicker respectively.
If Martha McSally can keep Arizona in Republican hands and Dean Heller defends his seat, the GOP has a 53-seat majority. In Florida, incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is hanging by a thread, trailing Gov. Rick Scott by over 58,000 votes (50/49). That would make it 54 seats—and Jon Tester in Montana and Claire McCaskill also await their fate with voters.
BREAKING: Republicans will retain control of the Senate, @ABC News projects. https://t.co/Eq0k51NkQk pic.twitter.com/QvEARGd7Gt
— ABC News (@ABC) November 7, 2018
Take heart, Conservatives. A Democrat controlled House is actually good news for Trump in 2020.
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