Trump and Obama conduct political rallies ahead of the elections to Congress

Trump and Obama conduct political rallies ahead of the elections to Congress

President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.

In the leadup to the election, Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House could slip away. Today, the national economy is much stronger than when the red wave started, but there's a controversial Republican in the White House, and of the 36 governor's races this year, Republicans had to defend their turf in 26 of them. Trump's aggressive campaign blitz, which paid off in some key victories, suggests he is likely to continue leaning into the fray. "That's what's happened. Republicans produce jobs". "We are the Democratic Party", he said.

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 monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation. As former President Obama famously stated during his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, "Don't boo, vote". "They want to impose socialism on our country". Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion.

Often the candidates Trump has traveled to support feel like supporting actors in the theater of his rallies, though in the final days of the campaign Trump has been more generous in his praise of the Republicans he wishes to see elected.

Democrats pinned their hopes for retaking the House on boosting turnout among women and minorities and wooing moderate suburban voters who were turned off by Trump.

You said a couple of seats that they are likely to flip - you told us that just a minute ago.

Trump has also used the confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to stir up his most loyal supporters, with his aides believing it to be one of the most effective arguments for bringing GOP voters to the polls. In the rest of the states, party control remains divided, as it now is in Washington.

"It really could be a handsome bipartisan situation", Trump said.

"They'll do anything and everything they can to impeach him", she said.

Democrats benefited from a flood of donations to official party organizations and outside groups working on their side. But she added: "We will have a responsibility to honor our oversight responsibilities and that's the path we will go down".

Currently, the Republicans control the White house and both houses of Congress, but political analysts predict that Democrats will take control of the House of representatives, while Republicans will retain the majority 51 votes in the Senate, and may even increase it to one or two places.

At last count, Democrats had gained a net 14 of the 23 Republican-held seats needed to capture a majority. But only about half of those states that Trump won ended up being competitive, so this could have been a lot worse for Democrats.

Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns.

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TEXAS: Deep in the heart of this traditionally Republican bastion is one of the marquee matchups of the 2018 midterms: the Canadian-born Republican senator and Trump tormentor-turned-ally Ted Cruz versus young upstart Democrat challenger Beto O'Rourke.

"They did very poorly". "There's electricity in the air like I haven't seen since '16", he said Monday.

US stocks jumped on Wednesday as investors, who often favor Washington gridlock because it preserves the status quo and reduces uncertainty, bought back into a market that had its worst month in seven years in October.

Democrats celebrated a handful of victories in their "blue wall" Midwestern states, electing or re-electing governors in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and in Wisconsin, where Scott Walker was defeated by state education chief Tony Evers. It also didn't help that in these politically competitive states, where Democrats have an edge in voter registrations, both Republican candidates aligned themselves with Trump.

Foreign policy has been an area that Trump has approached in a very personal way, sometimes antagonizing allies such as Canada, while making what critics see as unduly warm overtures to traditional USA rivals or foes. The two-term governor, who also survived a Democratic-driven recall election in 2012 after ending collective bargaining for public workers, briefly ran for President in 2016.

"Of course, we want to work in a bipartisan fashion".

Trump told reporters as he left the White House en route to a pair of rallies Sunday that he thinks "we're going to do well in the House, but as you know, my primary focus has been on the Senate, and I think we're doing really well in the Senate". Monday will be a barnstormer for Trump, who will make stops in OH and in before a final campaign pitch in Missouri, where he is trying to knock Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill out of office.

In an era where political asylum-seekers are being detained at the border, migrants from Central America face a backlash before ever reaching United States borders, civil demonstrations against police brutality are met with harsh Republican criticism, and tax cuts for the wealthy come at the expense of expanding social programs for needy Americans, there are plenty of reasons to vote Democratic.

Every seat in the House was up for grabs on Tuesday and opinion polls had pointed to the Democratic gains.

The party of a first-term president tends to lose congressional seats in off-year elections.

As members of the House run every two years, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be voted on in Tuesday's midterms.

Republicans built on their slim Senate majority by several seats and ousted at least three incumbent Democrats: Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota and Claire McCaskill in Missouri. In Maine and MI, for instance, voters haven't elected a governor of the same party for more than eight consecutive years in decades.

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