Why the midterm election was a win for investors

Blanche Robertson
November 8, 2018

Legislative elections are not presidential elections.

"The Democrats will come to us with a plan for infrastructure, a plan for health care, a plan for whatever they're looking at and we'll negotiate". He also knows that states are the key to winning the White House.

Trump's Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree.

The European Union's deputy chief executive hailed Democratic victories in the midterm elections in comments that took a clear swipe at what he called "rudeness" and "racism" under President Donald Trump. Democrats say that will change nearly immediately when the 116th Congress opens on January 3.

Democratic upsets mostly didn't materialise, and a number of races turned out to be much less close than expected. But the olive branch he extended was studded with thorns as he declared that he would retaliate if Democrats use their control of the House to issue subpoenas to seek his tax returns and investigate his business dealings, his Cabinet's conduct and his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, as expected.

He also belittled the number of high-profile Democrats, including his predecessor Barack Obama, who crisscrossed the nation to support their candidates, while suggesting that he alone was responsible for the Republican triumphs. The president repeatedly flashed his temper as he insulted several reporters by name, interrupted their questions, ordered some to sit down and deemed one inquiry about his embrace of the description "nationalist" to be "racist". He singled out Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for praise, but didn't answer specifically when asked about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' fate. They will be tearing into Trump's carefully hidden personal finances and links to Russian Federation, a legal morass already being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller. Sometimes, members are known to vote against a candidate for speaker during the secret, closed-door ballot vote but then vote for them on the floor of the House so that they don't prevent the speaker candidate from getting the 218 votes they need.

Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital after fall at court
Prior to her appointment, Ms Ginsburg focused her work on women's rights and started the first law journal dedicated to the topic. She is the eldest of the justices, but has not indicated that she plans to retire anytime soon.

The interaction between Acosta and the intern was brief, and Acosta appeared to brush her arm as she reached for the microphone and he tried to hold onto it. "Pardon me, ma'am", he told her. "Mia Love gave me no love", he said. Others have pledged to pursue impeachment, although removal from office is unlikely so long as the GOP controls the Senate or even maintains a healthy minority. If those go the way they're now looking, that will put House at 227-208, in favour of the Democrats. And he downplayed reports of voter irregularity and suppression, particularly in Georgia, instead saying, "I heard it was very efficient in Georgia". During the campaign, the Republican acknowledged the historic potential of her candidacy, but preferred to focus on issues rather than gender. Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeating Democrat Richard Cordray in the race for OH governor.

Trump portrayed his party's retention of the Senate majority and addition of gubernatorial seats in key states as victories by an outgunned underdog. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Republican Josh Hawley defeating Democratic Sen.

In this March 5, 2018 photo, a man removes the word Trump, off a marquee outside the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. About 15 percent said that this was the first time they'd voted in a midterm, according to CNN, compared to about 10 percent who said they were first-time voters in the 2016 election.

The party was struggling to find ways to engage its base until Senate Democrats rose up against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump said that if Democrats try to use their majority to issue subpoenas, it would be a "war-like posture".

Democratic candidates had won or were leading in a net dozen or so House of Representative seats held by the Republicans by about 8:30 p.m., apparently on target for gaining the 23 extra districts needed to seize a majority in the House.

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