WASHINGTON (AP) Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trumps Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened whats left of the presidents governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a blue wave that never fully materialized.
The mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Trumps presidency underscored the limits of his hardline immigration rhetoric in Americas evolving political landscape, where college-educated voters in the nations suburbs rejected his warnings of a migrant invasion. But blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stances.
The new Democratic House majority will end the Republican Partys dominance in Washington for the final two years of Trumps first term with major questions looming about health care, immigration and government spending.