With Democrats seizing control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections, several members of the MA delegation, including Neal, stand to emerge as powerful players on Capitol Hill in the 2019-2020 Congress. Rep. Jim McGovern, of Worcester, is likely to chair the influential Rules Committee. Even in the Senate where Democrats lost ground, they won the popular vote in those races by 15 points (they got 57 percent of the popular vote; the Republicans - just 42 percent).
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn't want to let Democrats see his tax returns once they assume control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year. But he said that Russian Federation investigations would be under a broad umbrella of holding Trump "accountable" since it's a more palatable argument than impeachment, but that they would be going "all-in".
When it comes to actually passing legislation, the Democrats would still need to rely on compromise with the Senate - and thus the Republican party. All of this adds up to a night of risky erosion for the Republican Party in the region of the United States with the two biggest states, California and Texas.
The Democrats were successful in rebuilding the "Blue Wall" with victories in the rust belt states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
Democrats also achieved supermajorities in the Oregon House and Senate, the Delaware House, the Illinois House, and the Nevada Assembly.
"The question we have to ask ourselves is which of the candidates out there is going to win in MI, in OH, in Pennsylvania, in Wisconsin, in Florida", he said. But party strategists acknowledged that much work remains to be done in those Midwest battlegrounds.
Republicans won governorships in Florida and OH, two battleground states crucial to presidential victories.
A record breaking number of female candidates were elected to the House and Senate, further shattering the glass ceiling.
As of early Wednesday, Democrats had won 219 races and the Republicans 193, with winners undetermined in 23 races.
Trump won OH by nine points two years ago, and DeWine's victory continued the GOP's general dominance in statewide races.
Here's a list of the remaining undecided major races around the country. "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".
Going into the election, there was great deal of hope for the Democrats.
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A video said to have been released by the kidnappers shows several young boy being forced to state their name to camera. Several separatist groups, who denied involvement in the kidnapping, alleged government forces took the students.
The Democrats, in turn, benefited from extraordinary voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates.
Democrats again scored well in Virginia, which has moved from a solid red state to a purple state to one with in increasingly blue tint.
Democrats own a 220-193 majority in the House after exceeding the 23 seats they needed to pick up.
Votes are still being counted in some areas, with 12 races too close to call in House of Representatives.
Democrats have had their eye on other Sun Belt states in recent presidential elections, namely Georgia, Arizona and Texas.
Yet House results show the changing patterns in suburban America, even in some places where the statewide contests went against them.
Now that Democrats have won control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they will be able to force administration officials to testify and provide documents.
The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men. A margin of less than half a percentage point automatically triggers a recount.
Nadler, once described by Trump as "one of the most egregious hacks in contemporary politics", is one of three prominent Democrats who have clashed with the president and who will take over key House committees when the new Congress convenes in January. Republicans lost seats in the House after focusing on impeachment in 1998.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel argued today that Democrats must build an urban-suburban coalition through issues like healthcare and education and thereby prevent the President from driving a wedge between the two constituencies on other issues.
Billionaire Tom Steyer, who has floated the possibility of a 2020 presidential run and pumped millions into supporting Democratic congressional candidates, told CNN on Wednesday that House Democrats must confront what he called a "lawless" president.
"But it's not a realignment", he added, "unless we do the hard work, both in 2020 and beyond".