Democrats win majority in the House as GOP holds US Senate

Democrats will have a majority in the House of Representatives, as voters across the country handed a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump and his agenda during the 2018 midterm elections.

Despite the new Democratic majority in the House, voters in solidly conservative states also came out in support of Republicans, flipping several Senate seats now controlled by Democrats.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, the scandal-plagued New Jersey Democrat, fended off a challenge from Republican Bob Hugin, but several of his colleagues lost to GOP challengers.

With 99 percent of the vote counted in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District, where Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur is seeking reelection and Democrat Andy Kim is hoping to oust him, the race remained too close to call early Wednesday morning.

Democrat Tom Malinowski, a longtime human rights activist, won New Jersey’s 7th District, in the heated battle for the seat held by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) in a suburban district heavily targeted by both parties.

Democratic Rebecca Michelle “Mikie” Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and a federal prosecutor, defeated Republican New Jersey Assemblyman Jay Webber New Jersey’s 11th District in the U.S. House of Representatives running against.

Democrat Jeff Van Drew won New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, defeating Republican Seth Grossman. Rep. Donald Norcross, a Democrat from Camden, won reelection to New Jersey’s First Congressional District, defeating Republican Paul Dilks.

New Jersey’s Democratic congressional incumbers all won reelection.


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