UA-131046696-1 [slim_seo_breadcrumbs]

GOP retains control of Senate. Democrats make gains in U.S. House.


Accessed on 07 November 2018, 0511 UTC, Post #17924.


According to the Associated Press, the GOP has retained control over the U.S. Senate in the 2018 mid-term elections.  AP analysts called the win after Texas Senator Ted Cruz defeated Beto O’Rouke.

The story is a bit different in the U.S. House, where Democrats have taken control following a wave of voter anger and disgust with the policies of President Trump.  According to the Associated Press, the gains made by Democrats in the U.S. House will have a huge impact on Trump’s ability to push through his agenda:

“Trump would be left without congressional support to move his agenda forward under a Democratic House. The party has pledged to check the president’s power and start a slew of investigations on matters including his tax returns, Russian involvement in the 2016 election and actions by his administration.Democratic victories included the defeat of 11-term Texas Representative Pete Session, the chairman of the Rules Committee, by former professional football player Colin Allred in a Dallas-area district. In suburban Chicago, Republican Representative Peter Roskam, a key architect of the 2017 tax overhaul, was defeated by Democrat Sean Casten.”

For Hawaii State election results, please check the “Big Island Video News” news feed on the left hand side of this blog.  Results will be updated on a printout-by-print-out basis.

For the latest Hawaii State, Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

%d bloggers like this: