Democratic Party

Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.

Nov. 12, 2018 12:09 AM EST
Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.

Nov. 11, 2018 3:15 PM EST
Democrat Rouda wins House race over California's Rohrabacher

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia's leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California's Democratic tilt and voters' distaste for President Donald Trump.

Nov. 10, 2018 9:48 PM EST
Correction: Election 2018-Turnout story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Election Day turnout, The Associated Press misidentified the source of an analysis of youth voters.

Nov. 9, 2018 5:47 PM EST
Tester wins by poaching Trump voters, holding his base

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jon Tester overcame President Donald Trump's personal interest in his defeat to win a third term by holding on to his base and poaching voters who gave Trump a landslide victory in Montana in 2016.

Nov. 8, 2018 7:10 PM EST
House Democrats gain in California, but key races undecided

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans suffered twin setbacks in closely contested House races, allowing Democrats to pad their edge in Washington while delivering unwelcome news for a state GOP that has been drifting toward irrelevance.

Nov. 8, 2018 1:55 AM EST
Victory aside, Pelosi's return as House speaker not a given

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged as President Donald Trump's preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority.

Nov. 8, 2018 12:28 AM EST
Trump mocks GOP losers who kept their distance from him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting any hint of a setback, President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked members of his own party who were defeated in the midterm elections after distancing themselves from him and suggested that the Republicans' loss of a House majority could turn out to be "extremely good" for him politically.

Nov. 7, 2018 6:29 PM EST
AP VoteCast: Trump a dominant force on voters' minds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was a dominant force in the 2018 midterm elections as attitudes toward the polarizing leader influenced the decisions of nearly two-thirds of voters.

Nov. 7, 2018 4:35 PM EST
Energy and excesses: How Trump drove GOP's erratic campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming.The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's counterpunch.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:28 PM EST
AP voter poll shows focus on Trump, immigration, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health care, immigration and President Donald Trump were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a wide-ranging survey of the electorate conducted by The Associated Press.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:21 PM EST
Power shift: What House Dems plan to do with their majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set to run the House for the first time in eight years have a brimming list of priorities to tackle, topped by election laws and ethics rules, prescription drug prices and infrastructure.

Nov. 7, 2018 12:06 PM EST
Added Democratic ranks pose threat to Trump governing agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump's Republican Party in the midterm elections , powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda.

Nov. 7, 2018 11:33 AM EST
Divisive Trump era ushers record number of women into House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, nearly two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Nov. 7, 2018 9:59 AM EST
Pelosi as House speaker would 'show the power of the gavel'

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a pivotal moment for Nancy Pelosi — the beginning of a triumphal return as the nation's first female House speaker, or the start of a political reckoning over who should lead Democrats in the Donald Trump era.

Nov. 7, 2018 9:39 AM EST
Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years.

Nov. 7, 2018 8:02 AM EST
GOP keeps Senate control for 2 more years, triumph for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday after ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years.

Nov. 7, 2018 6:09 AM EST