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Antonio Delgado Flips NY-19, Becoming the District’s First Latinx Representative

A tight race in upstate New York has resulted in a groundbreaking victory for Democrats.Antonio Delgado defeated Republican incumbent John Faso in the race for New York’s 19th District, flipping the district. Delgado, a prominent attorney, is the first Latinx and biracial major party candidate — and now U.S. Representative — for the seat.Delgado ran a progressive campaign, calling for education reform, equal pay for women, bringing jobs to the district, and environmental protections to combat c...
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Democrats projected to retake House but GOP retains Senate

Republicans have retained Senate control for two more years, shattering Democrats’ dreams of an anti-Trump wave sweeping them into the majority. The result was all but assured when Republican Kevin Cramer ousted North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and when Republican businessman Mike Braun ousted Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn triumphed in Tennessee. The GOP’s g...
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Democrats Win Back Control of House, Republicans Will Hold Senate

WASHINGTON — Democrats were projected to win back control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, as voters sent a message that they wanted a check on Donald Trump’s presidency. Republicans had plenty of reason to celebrate, though. They will retain control of the Senate and are likely to gain seats, and also won governorships […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, Democrats, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, House Republicans Will Hold Senate


Democrat Elaine Luria of Virginia elected to the US House, defeating Republican incumbent Scott Taylor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Elaine Luria of Virginia elected to the US House, defeating Republican incumbent Scott Taylor.
Tags: News, Virginia, US, Ap, House, Richmond VA, Scott Taylor, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Elaine Luria


Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham elected New Mexico governor, defeating Republican Rep. Steve Pearce

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham elected New Mexico governor, defeating Republican Rep. Steve Pearce.
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Democratic Rep. Tim Walz elected Minnesota governor, defeating Republican Jeff Johnson and keeping party’s hold on seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tim Walz elected Minnesota governor, defeating Republican Jeff Johnson and keeping party’s hold on seat.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Washington, Ap, Jeff Johnson, Tim Walz, Nation & World Politics


Mid-Term Election Discussion

Take advantage of this as a free thread to discuss the mid-term elections.  I’ll kick it off to observe that we always knew that Trump gave us more time, an oasis in what is still a very dry desert. Remember that approximately half of the country is still collectivist and thinks of the state as god.  Marx and Freud did their jobs well in the colleges, as did Horace Mann in the public school system.  Coupled with an anemic and powerless church who refused to teach their congregants theology and i...
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GOP retains Senate control for two more years, shattering Dems’ dreams of anti-Trump wave sweeping them into majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP retains Senate control for two more years, shattering Dems’ dreams of anti-Trump wave sweeping them into majority.
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Gop, Trump, Nation & World Politics


Election 2018: Still in line? Stay in line, even after the polls close

The 2018 midterm elections were plagued by hours-long lines across the country. And Southern California wasn’t spared. In Riverside County, the wait stretched for more than two hours just to get in the door of the Registrar of Voters building at 2724 Gateway Drive. “If they want to continue to wait, we’ll process them,” said Rebecca Spencer, Riverside County registrar. She added that the registrar’s office still plans to post the first election results, based on mail ballots, between 8 and 8:30 ...
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Democrats Win Control of the House of Representatives, Republicans Take Senate

The Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives while Republicans will control the Senate, NBC News reports.Some of the key House races that allowed NBC News to call Democratic control of the House included Minnesota (3), Colorado (6), Florida (27), New York (11), Virginia (2), Texas (32) and Missouri (11).Republicans will hold the Senate after Sen. Tred Cruz (R-Texas) defeated his Democratic opponent Beto O’Rouke, NBC News projected.Because the Dems now control the House and th...
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Abigail Spanberger Wins Virginia's 7th District, Helps Democrats Flip The House

Tonight, Abigail Spanberger won Virginia’s 7th congressional district and beat out Dave Brat with 49.7% of the vote.Spanberger, a former CIA official, focused on providing quality healthcare to her district, particularly given concerns about health services not reaching rural residents. She made waves in a recent debate, where her opponent brought up Nancy Pelosi’s name over 20 times in order to tie her to the Minority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. Spanberger went viral after set...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Colorado, Virginia, Barack Obama, House, Medicare, Nancy Pelosi, Cia, Richmond, Eric Cantor, Jared Polis, Henrico County, Dave Brat, Lauren Underwood


A look at some of the winners in House races around the US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to determine control of the House featured significant milestones. The candidates included 237 women, more than ever before. Among the winners were the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and several who broke racial or other barriers. A look at some of the victorious candidates: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (New York Democrat) […]
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Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer wins North Dakota Senate race, ousts Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer wins North Dakota Senate race, ousts Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.
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Democrats have won half of the seats they need to claim House majority; GOP picking up key Senate contests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have won half of the seats they need to claim House majority; GOP picking up key Senate contests.
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Out of many, several firsts elected across country

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is getting its first two Muslim women and Massachusetts is getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of color meant several winners will […]
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Sharice Davids Defeats Kevin Yoder, Flipping KS-03 & Making History

Democrat Sharice Davids defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder in the race for Kansas third congressional district tonight. Davids, 37, will be among the first Native American women serving in Congress, and also the first lesbian to represent the state of Kansas in Washington. Yoder has been district's representative since 2011.At the beginning of the race, Davids' chances of winning the seat were slim. In 2016, Yoder carried the district by more than 10 points. But Donald Trump's sinking a...
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Democrat Sean Casten defeats Rep. Peter Roskam to flip suburban Chicago district GOP has held for decades

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat Sean Casten defeats Rep. Peter Roskam to flip suburban Chicago district GOP has held for decades.
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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas defeats Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas defeats Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, Ap, Sen Ted Cruz, Nation & World Politics, Beto O'Rourke


Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska wins re-election, defeating Democrat Bob Krist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska wins re-election, defeating Democrat Bob Krist.
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nebraska, Pete Ricketts, Bob Krist, Nation & World Politics


First-time Democratic candidate Jason Crow defeats 5-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in suburban Denver district

DENVER (AP) — First-time Democratic candidate Jason Crow defeats 5-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in suburban Denver district.
Tags: News, Ap, Denver, Mike Coffman, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Jason Crow


Democrat Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado elected governor, defeating Republican Walker Stapleton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado elected governor, defeating Republican Walker Stapleton.
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Democrats gaining ground in fight for control of House, picking up key seats in Pennsylvania, Florida and Minnesota

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats gaining ground in fight for control of House, picking up key seats in Pennsylvania, Florida and Minnesota.
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Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska elected to a second term, defeating Democrat Jane Raybould

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska elected to a second term, defeating Democrat Jane Raybould.
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nebraska, Nation & World Politics, Sen Deb Fischer, Jane Raybould


Democrats reclaim governor’s seats in Illinois and Michigan, while heated races in Georgia and Florida remain close

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats reclaim governor’s seats in Illinois and Michigan, while heated races in Georgia and Florida remain close.
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Georgia, Ap, Michigan, Illinois, Nation & World Politics


WH Spox: Dems ‘Shouldn’t Waste Time Investigating’ If They Take House

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "If Democrats take the House, they shouldn’t waste time investigating." pic.twitter.com/seHBOhfoOd — Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) November 7, 2018 [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Two years and hundreds of inflammatory ads later, the G.O.P. is the party of Trump

The Republican Party’s post-mortem after Mitt Romney lost his presidential bid to Barack Obama in 2012 was brutally straightforward: Expand the tent or risk extinction. “We need to campaign among Hispanic, black, Asian and gay Americans and demonstrate we care about them, too,” party leaders wrote. Regardless of the results on Tuesday, that playbook is […]
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Maria Cantwell defeats Susan Hutchison in U.S. Senate race

Cantwell cruised in the general election by emphasizing key differences between herself and her Republican opponent in a blue-tilting Washington.
Tags: News, Senate, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Cantwell, Susan Hutchison, Maria Cantwell, Nation & World Politics


Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn wins Tennessee Senate race, defeating Democrat Phil Bredesen and keeping seat for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn wins Tennessee Senate race, defeating Democrat Phil Bredesen and keeping seat for GOP.
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Ayanna Pressley Makes History As 1st Black Congresswoman From Massachusetts

On an election night where the results are mixed for Democrats so far, there’s one bright spot to celebrate: Ayanna Pressley just won an uncontested race in Massachusetts’ 7th congressional district, becoming the first Black woman to represent the state in its history.During the primary, Pressley handily beat 10-term Democratic incumbent Mike Capuano, where she won 58.6 percent of the vote. Prior to her campaign, Pressley had served as a member of the Boston City Council since 2010, where she w...
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Maria Cantwell posts significant early lead over Susan Hutchison in U.S. Senate race

By 8:35 p.m., the Washington Secretary of State reported counting about 1.7 million votes in the Senate race, with Cantwell garnering about 60 percent.
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, State, Cantwell, Susan Hutchison, Maria Cantwell, Nation & World Politics



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