JUST IN: Democrats Retake House of Representatives, Republicans Hold On To Senate Majority

By  //  November 6, 2018

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(FOX NEWS) – Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years on Tuesday night, Fox News projects, dealing a major setback to President Trump’s legislative agenda — but Republicans were able to expand their narrow Senate majority in a crucial election night that dramatically split power in Washington.

In a boost for Trump, the GOP’s continued hold on the Senate gives Republicans control over all critical federal judicial appointments, including nominations to the Supreme Court. Republicans flipped a number of marquee Senate seats on Tuesday, with wins by Josh Hawley over Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, Rep. Kevin Cramer over Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, and Mike Braun over Joe Donnelly in Indiana.

President Trump reacted positively but tersely to the results early Wednesday, writing on Twitter, “Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!”