Here’s Who Would’ve Won If the Midterms Were a Presidential Election

Here’s Who Would’ve Won If the Midterms Were a Presidential Election

Here’s Who Would’ve Won If the Midterms Were a Presidential Election

After all the votes are counted, Democrats will emerge from the first midterm election of Donald Trump's presidency with their narrowest majority in the House of Representative since 1945.

House Democrats have a Plan B to make sure Robert Mueller's findings in the Russian Federation investigation see the light of day if President Trump fires the special counsel, a report said. In 2009, she became the first woman of color on the Boston City Council.

There was also an historic gender gap that showed women more supportive of Democrats than Republicans. It was a role reversal from just days ago, when he warned voters of her "radical" agenda. Their sense of urgency helped Pressley displace an able but older Democratic incumbent in her September primary, and it has ushered into Congress a new generation of intersectional activists-among them Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, Rashida Tlaib from MI, and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota-who have been given a charge not merely to dissent against Trump but to present a governing alternative.

At the Capitol, in the stately Rayburn Room - named after the last speaker who returned to the office - Pelosi was asked if she was confident she would become speaker when the new Congress convenes in January. "It is about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration", she said.

Yet ascent of the California Democrat is nowhere near guaranteed. Investigations, subpoenas, and impeachment are on the table. Both parties concede a backlash against President Trump and his party was a factor - Minnesota is no stranger to midterm swings.

"In a few months, what I would hope to see is legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and get that legislation to the Senate", Sanders said, issuing a challenge to his Republican colleagues: "And let the Senate vote against that if they want".

The two have reasons to cooperate. Before this election we had zero, not one member of an 18-seat congressional delegation that was a woman.

Saying his whole career led him for this moment, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal on Wednesday pledged that, under his leadership, a powerful House committee will fight to preserve the Affordable Care Act, defend social welfare benefits from cuts and keep the Trump White House accountable to Congress. This is one lesson many took from the 2016 presidential election when exit polls wrongly projected that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat President Donald Trump.

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Pelosi has been speaking out since the Democrats won back the House Tuesday, but Ryan said the question really should be what will be done about moving into the future. But becoming speaker requires a majority of the full House, 218 votes, and her slim majority - now at 222 - leaves her little cushion.

His enthusiasm after losing half of Congress on Tuesday is not as unrealistic as it might appear: His Republicans have retained and even expanded their Senate majority, while fighting with the House may yet be to his advantage when it comes to his own re-election in two years. Each is poised to move up a slot.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a popular Democrat who easily clinched a third term against a little-known opponent with 60 percent of the vote, helped other Democrats on the ballot. "Ya es tiempo de un cambio!" he echoed his statement in Spanish.

"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. James, an African-American, was an attractive candidate in some ways, but also a political novice. He announced his bid Wednesday, pledging to "make America's greatness apply fairly and equitably to all Americans". They include Louisiana's Cedric Richmond, 45, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and New Mexico's Ben Ray Lujan, 46, current chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Thank you to all!" Now we want to say goodbye'? "That's very hard", said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

Mr Trump went on to say he's happy with "most" of his Cabinet, suggesting more changes may be coming and that he is "looking at different people for different positions", adding that "it is very common after the midterms". Democrats, though, have long said the Republicans ignored a string of key facts and witnesses. "I wasn't", Trump said in the news conference.

Fallout on the Republican side of the aisle is just as complicated, with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California facing a challenge from conservative Rep. Jim Jordan of OH for the top spot in their shrunken ranks.

But as the impact of last year's tax cuts fade and Trump's aggressive tariff policies bite harder, while the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, the USA economy is expected to slow next year.

While the executive and legislative branches have worked together this fall on Hurricane Florence relief, Republican legislative leaders aren't conceding the ground they've taken since 2013, when both chambers began holding veto-proof majorities simultaneously.

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