The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

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But a measure of how much bigger the overall Democratic House majority could have been is that about two dozen Republicans who won or were leading had similarly narrow margins of five points or fewer.

Democrats have said they want to scrutinise Mr Trump's tax returns to see if he has any conflicts of interest. "They know that can backfire and help Trump, as it did with President Clinton", says Mr. Thurber.

US President Donald Trump got into a tense and charged verbal argument with a journalist last night that led to the reporter's press credentials being suspended.

Here's a list of the remaining undecided major races around the country.

Some races were still too close to call early Wednesday but even with Democrats winning almost 30 seats, the result clearly fell far short of Republicans' worst fears of losing 40 or more.

Florida is even closer, with incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson down 49.8 percent to Republican Rick Scott's 50.2 percent. That will strengthen the party's hand nationally, as well as in the states where Democrats picked up seven new governorships and a chance to upend GOP gerrymandering after the 2020 Census.

The new Democrat star was narrowly beaten by Ted Cruz in the Senate contest in the traditional Republican stronghold of Texas. The remaining 17 races were too close to project a victor Wednesday evening.

Regardless, Nov. 6 was still a good day for the Democratic Party.

"It really could be a lovely, bipartisan type of situation". McConnell said Wednesday that the two had discussed how they might "find a way forward" in a divided Congress.

Emily Davis, a spokeswoman for the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, said the agency was "very confident" that Congress will approve the current deal because of the benefits to U.S. workers and businesses.

"The minute the election ends, the narrative of 2018 will die, and it'll immediately go to 2020", says Sally Persons, the White House correspondent for Real Clear Politics.

In a letter to fellow Democrats on Wednesday, Pascrell said that Republicans had refused to bring administration witnesses into hearings on tariffs or NAFTA negotiations.

Asked why she was confident she could achieve bipartisanship, she quoted civil rights icon Martin Luther King and former President Ronald Reagan as inspiration.

If the House Democrats forego the expected endless investigations and actually start to advance legislative proposals, the Senate can put brakes on any insane ideas emerging from a House with outrageously liberal leaders such as Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Jerry Nadler.

A spokesman for Deutsche Bank said the bank was committed to cooperating with authorized investigations. President Trump won because he now has a Senate that can quickly confirm his judicial and cabinet nominees.

Her plan, known as the Equality Act, has been called "the most radical piece of LGBT legislation ever introduced", and it likely will be a top priority for House Democrats.

"I think he's doing an excellent job but we will take a look at that in a very strong - and we'll probably have an idea about that in about a week", Trump told reporters.

Trump was addressing a press conference in Washington, DC, where the USA president was to speak on the country's mid-term elections.

"We took a thumping in the rural areas and I understand that", Heitkamp said. Republicans lost seats in the House after focusing on impeachment in 1998.

He said he was waiting on the Florida results and possible recount, and said Arizona is "not close to over" with perhaps 600,000 ballots still outstanding.

"We still live in a world where women face that", Coyle said, "and she hit the right tone in responding to all of that while staying true to herself".

"No amount of spin can soften the blow of losing the House to the Democrats". Democrats also won in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota: states Trump won by large margins in 2016. Randy Vulakovich's seat in Allegheny County, as is Republican Sen.

Republicans had hoped for another pickup in Montana but Sen.

It is sure that the Democrats - who have been pilloried by Mr Trump in the most extreme terms during the election campaign - will take their opportunity to hit back. "If the argument is that suddenly Trump becomes an advocate for a $15 minimum wage is going to make him more popular, more hard to beat (in 2020), I don't see it that way".

Another Democrat, Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado, also jumped into the whip's race. "We were in the minority in the Republican caucus, but the middle is where things happen".

"In the last 48 hours, there's been a lot of speculation about what motivated voters to give back control of the House to Democrats".

Sanders, who like so many other rumored 2020 contenders traveled extensively ahead of the midterms with a handful of stops in states that figure to play a decisive role in the primaries, called the Democratic midterm victories "a rejection of not only a reactionary president, who has tried to throw millions of people off health care and give tax breaks to billionaires, but also a rejection of his racism and sexism and homophobia and xenophobia".

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