Kevin McCarthy elected House minority leader

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17 November, 2018

Even though votes are still being counted in Florida and other states from last week's midterm elections, both major US political parties are turning their attention to the next contest: the 2020 presidential election.

"The establishment is trying to hold on, and the American people and Democrats voted for change", Mr. Ryan said. They installed Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as House Republican Conference chairman, as her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, sporting a cowboy hat, looked on. But there are warning signs as well.

Jordan could instead be given the ranking minority position on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, another likely investigatory hotbed in the new, Democratic-controlled House.

"The electoral tide nearly always pulls against the president's party during his first midterm election, and this year's tide was especially strong because President Trump has been especially divisive", said Matthew Beckmann, a political scientist at the University of California, Irvine.

In a "blue ripple", the Democrats took the House of Representatives and many contentious governor races in the midterm elections November 6. "And again, from a deal-making standpoint, we are all much better off the way it turned out, because I really believe that if the Democrats want to, we can do a tremendous amount of great legislation".

Senate Democrats are keeping their team headed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY even though one of the two new Democratic senators-elect, Kyrsten Sinema (SIN'-uh-muh) of Arizona, has said she wouldn't vote for him.

"For the past few election cycles, this has been the case with past presidents, including President Barack Obama".

Senate Democrats also maintained their basic leadership, with Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY winning another term after limiting his party's losses last week. Latino and Asian voters were also massive victories for Democrats, with Latino voters polling 69 percent Democrat, to 29 percent Republican.

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Sen. John Thune of South Dakota took over as Republican whip from Sen.

"It has been a tremendous honor and responsibility representing the people of the 45th district", Walters said on Facebook. Joni Ernst of Iowa.

"That has to be sold, and the president's going to have to be the one who sells it", Hatch said.

But Casten benefited from other factors, says Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Those numbers could change, with some races still too close to call, including Young Kim's. "Now we can all get back to work and get things done!"

Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz celebrates during the election night event by the Democratic Party, Nov. 6, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

Scott holds the narrowest of leads over Democratic Sen. And those victories could pay dividends in the 2020 presidential race. Debbie Stabenow the Democrats' policy and communications committee chair. They all won in their states.

They have been the top two House Democrats since 2002.


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