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Divided results Democrats gain control of U.S. House — but GOP expands Senate majority

Trump's polarizing impact on the country has driven unusually high interest in the election, the first major political test of his presidency and one that will provide Democrats with clues to the strategy they'll need to challenge him in 2020. House Majority PAC, the caucus's main super PAC, carried out two intensive research projects, studying right-of-center suburban voters and blue-collar whites who supported Mr. Trump.

The exchanges quickly turned combative as the president clashed with reporters who refused to take turns asking questions, admonished one journalist for being "rude" and batted away what he called insults. The party has pledged to check the president's power and start a slew of investigations on matters including his tax returns, Russian involvement in the 2016 election and actions by his administration.

Republicans in Arizona celebrated the Senate remaining in their hands.

But also in Texas, Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, a charismatic congressman and former punk rock singer who had raised an unprecedented $60 million in his mission to win in the Republican stronghold, fell short to arch-conservative former presidential contender Ted Cruz.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is seeking to reclaim the gavel as House speaker, called it a "new day in America".

In Tuesday's elections, McConnell said, the contentious, partisan fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was "very helpful" in winning Senate seats, like an "adrenaline shot" for GOP voters. "Carlos Curbelo [of Florida], Mike Coffman [of Colorado] - too bad, Mike - Mia Love [of Utah]".

Nadler said Trump "may not like it, but he and his administration will be held accountable to our laws and to the American people". "I am extremely happy with the economy", Gerlock said as he cast his ballot in Chicago. "Sorry about that, Mia", he said.

"We're going to win, based on data", Pelosi of California said at the Democratic campaign headquarters in Washington.

"I speak to Democrats all the time".

They began sparring after Acosta asked Mr Trump about the caravan of migrants heading from Latin America to the southern United States border. "It's about restoring the constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", she told a news conference. "The answer is yes", Mr Trump said after hearing the response.

"CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them", he said.

The Democrats soundly routed the Republicans in the House and lost seats to them in the upper chamber because, to put it simply, different rules govern elections for the two chambers.

"I mean, I think she could have won that race". But Trump is very resilient. And when PBS Newshour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked him if he thought his rhetoric emboldened white nationalists he called it "such a racist question". "I just want to keep everything moving, because I'm loving it". "They ignored the party bosses who said they should wait their turn".

But Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said it was the press that was out of line. In Mississippi, a Republican and Democrat are headed to a November 27 runoff, where the Republican is favored.

"To lose bc of POTUS & have him p*** on u", he said in a tweet. "Angers me to my core".

Almost 40 per cent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, the national survey of the electorate, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Trump. She shocked many, including herself, last spring when she came out of nowhere to defeat 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic congressional primary.

Gideon, who has served in the Legislature only during LePage's tenure as governor, said she was finding it "really hard to even imagine" what it will be like under a governor who wants to work collaboratively with lawmakers.

In Minnesota, Omar, a 36-year-old naturalized American citizen and state representative, campaigned on policies embraced by the Democratic Party's most liberal wing: universal health care, free college tuition and robust public housing.

Trump himself lauded the Republican electoral gains, saying on Twitter: "Tremendous success tonight".

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