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Midterm elections: Democrats flip House as GOP expands Senate majority

2018-11-07 22:25:06       source:The Washington Post

November 7, 2018

Democrats leveraged fury with President Trump to capture the House after a hard-fought election that saw Republicans expand their majority in the Senate, a split verdict that set the stage for divided government and partisan conflict that will shape the rest of President Trump’s first term.

The dramatic conclusion of the most expensive and consequential midterm in modern times underscored the nation’s deep polarization, but fell short of delivering a sweeping repudiation of Trump that Democrats had hoped would put an exclamation point on the “resistance” movement.

Some key races remained too close to call on Wednesday morning, including the Senate contests in Arizona, Montana and Florida and the gubernatorial match-up in Georgia. Democrats appeared to be trailing in all four.

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