The "blue wave" didn't crest, but the results bring a sea change to Washington.
The split verdict in the first national referendum on Trump’s presidency set the stage for partisan conflicts that will shape the rest of his first term.
Despite Democrats taking control of the House?, the president tweeted the elections were a "tremendous success."
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The path to power in the House winds through a few dozen districts, many of them suburban, in Tuesday’s election. Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control.
The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s hold on power in Washington and statehouses across the nation.
CNN's Allison Chinchar explains which key battleground states can expect possible bad weather at the polls.
Keeping control of the House would validate President Trump's governing style and mean full speed ahead for his agenda. But if the GOP loses its majority it will need to protect Trump.
The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon-and-gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as she belted out the national anthem at the school’s homecoming game. The Democrat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and 4-inch platform shoes with cactus applique as she presided over the coin toss.
now just three days away -- 15 seats held or vacated by Republicans are leaning, likely or solid for Democrats. Winning all of those races would put Democrats eight seats shy of the 23 the party needs to gain to win control of the House.
House forecast: Democrats will win 225 seats (and the House majority) while Republicans will win just 210 seats. A Democratic win of 202 seats and 262 seats is within the margin of error. Senate forecast: Republicans will hold 52 seats (and maintain control of the Senate) next Congress while Democrats will hold just 48. Anything between Republicans holding 48 seats and 56 seats is within the margin of error.
Perhaps Congress will have a Cheney, a Panetta, more minorities, and more women.
If Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives, the party can thank House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif.; Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich.; and Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio -- along with senior GOPers like Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.
Democrats haven't won a race for a US House seat in the solidly red state of Montana in more than 20 years. But a Democratic super PAC is investing nearly half a million dollars to try to knock off the Republican incumbent who holds the state's single seat, another sign that Donald Trump's unpredictable campaign has expanded the map in the battle for control of the House of Representatives.
Even with Donald Trump's scandals and a growing lead by Hillary Clinton nationwide, Democrats aren't yet seeing the wave they need to win back control of the House of Representatives.
A top conservative super PAC is dropping millions in districts once thought invincible for the GOP.