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He didn't sound very sorry.

"I think the message is, figure out what you can do together and do it", McConnell said, adding that the Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed but that any effort to fix the Obama-era law would have to be done "on a bipartisan basis". Indeed, by Wednesday night the race was still not called, though Love trailed Democratic challenger Ben McAdams by about 5,000 votes with 30 percent of precincts still outstanding.

Abrams garnered financial support and celebrity endorsements from people such as Oprah Winfrey and former President Barack Obama.

But he said that if Democrats start serving legal writs against him, Republicans would retaliate in kind. Trump's remarks shared his predecessors' candor but none of their humility. "I want to probe senior administration officials across the government who have abused their positions of power and wasted taxpayer money, as well as President Trump's decisions to act in his own financial self-interest".

"Now is the time for members of both parties to join together, put partisanship aside, and keep the American economic miracle going strong", Trump said. Bob Hugin, I feel badly because I think that's something that could've been won, a race that could've been won.

In midterm elections, a president's party loses a handful of seats.

"At the end of the day, those maps tend to favor Republican candidates", he said. In the party of Trump, loyalty is a one-way street.

Midterm elections are typically hard for the party in power, but the GOP's hold on power was further weakened by an unusually large number of retirements as well as infighting between conservatives and centrists over their allegiance to Trump.

Ayanna Pressley was elected as Massachusetts' first black congresswoman. There will be plenty of both groups present when the 116th Congress begins in January.

A Republican governorship majority coupled with GOP victories in gubernatorial races in battleground states may also boost Trump in 2020, since governors hold veto power over redistricting measures. The specifics of their arguments differ, but the central thesis is the same. "They ignored the consultants who said they should cover up their tattoos and smile more, and they ignored the powerful men of the Republican Party who never took them seriously anyway".

Mallory McMorrow, a first-time Democratic candidate from Royal Oak who flipped a GOP state Senate seat, said she was motivated to run for office after seeing a viral video of students at Royal Oak Middle School chanting "build the wall" after the 2016 election, mirroring the language at Trump campaign rallies.

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Tlaib's win comes after the 2016 election of Trump spurred a record number of women to put their names on the ballot. Some analysts who have closely followed Washington politics say Tuesday night's election outcomes are unsurprising.

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Even Trump focused on other issues, including stoking immigration fears to motivate his base in the campaign's dying days.

But Republicans performed strongly in the deep red states where Trump mounted a frenetic final campaign blitz and proved that despite his low approval rating he remains a potent political force among conservatives.

Some races were still too close to call early Wednesday but even with Democrats winning almost 30 seats, the result clearly fell far short of Republicans' worst fears of losing 40 or more.

Trump won OH by nine points two years ago, and DeWine's victory continued the GOP's general dominance in statewide races.

Perhaps no state offered Democrats more hope than Wisconsin, which shocked the party in 2016 by narrowly falling into Trump's column.

When I went back and re-watched Trump's press conference, I was struck by how deliberate the president's shots at other Republicans were. "Sorry about that, Mia".

Trump praised Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who has come under scrutiny for his use of a security detail, chartered flights and a real estate deal, but seemed to leave open the possibility of replacing him. This was not Trump talking off the cuff. "It's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration".

At one point during the press conference, a visibly angry Trump branded CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta a "rude, bad person" and an "enemy of the people" in a testy exchange.

Baker said one of the most "positive developments" of Tuesday's voting was the re-election of several other Republican governors in the northeast who he considers moderate, including Gov. Phil Scott in Vermont, Gov. Chris Sununu in New Hampshire and Gov. Larry Hogan in Maryland.

Trump may not care much.

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