Midterm Elections 2018: Republicans Keep Senate Majority, Winning 4 Seats In Trump States
The Republican Party retained control of the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, thus ending Democrats’ hopes for a “blue wave” across both houses of Congress.
Democrats retook the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010, thus posing a threat to President Donald Trump‘s legislative power.
Democrats had to flip just two seats to regain control of the Senate. Big GOP Senate winners on Tuesday included Indiana’s Mike Braun, who unseated Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, who beat Democrat Phil Bredesen, and incumbent Texas Sen. Ted Cruz beat Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in a race that was closely followed on a near-national level.
Democrats are on track to win at least 34 House seats before polls even closed on the West Coast.