Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Trump: Off the ballot but in the spotlight

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/07/18, 02:38 pm

WASHINGTON—In a tense news conference Wednesday, President Donald Trump celebrated Republican Senate gains and largely dismissed the GOP loss of control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Trump called Republican Senate and gubernatorial victories “a tremendous success” and pointed to his own campaign efforts, saying he “stopped a blue wave that they talked about.” Republicans flipped Senate seats in Indiana, North Dakota, and Missouri and may flip one that’s still too close to call in Florida.

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Some midterm races still up in the air

by Harvest Prude & Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/07/18, 11:57 am

Though the new balance of power in Congress was decided Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats were still waiting on a few too-close-to-call races Wednesday as they tallied their final seat counts in the House and Senate.

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Split decision: Democrats and Republicans claim victory

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/07/18, 01:15 am

With Democrats projected to retake the House of Representatives and Republicans maintaining a majority in the Senate, both parties claimed a partial victory early Wednesday in the first nationwide election since President Donald Trump took office.

Republicans pointed to wins in Senate contests in Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas as proof that a potential Democratic blue wave had sputtered dry. But Democrats are calling the capturing of the 23 seats needed for a House majority a clear rebuke to the president’s performance.

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