“The Kentucky said tonight, ‘We’re not done yet,'” McConnell told supporters in Louisville. “Kentucky wants more of the policies that built the best economy in the modern history of our nation – not socialism.”
In the fight for the House, Democrats were clearer in their attack, boosted by a staggering fundraising advantage, Republican recruitment failures and corrosive Mr. Trump support in America’s cities and suburbs. Two years after gaining 41 seats to regain a majority, Democrats were trying to move to suburban areas that Republicans have not lost decades around St. Louis, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Phoenix, Omaha and more once ruby pieces of texas. Strategists in both parties said a second blue wave could wash away 10 to 20 Republicans and a less successful night could give Democrats just a few new seats.
“Tonight, House Democrats are ready to further strengthen our majority, the largest, most diverse, most dynamic, female-majority in history,” California Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday before the polls closed.
“There is nothing normal about what is in the White House,” he added, “but normally, that would be the beginning of treatment.”
Anything but a dramatic upset would be a disappointment to Republicans, who began the cycle hoping to grab Mr. Trump’s legs and a thriving economy to offset the nearly 30 areas he won in 2016 claimed by the two Democrats. years later. These hopes have been dashed by the pandemic, which has left the economy in a state of disarray and the nation is counting more than 230,000 deaths to date, and Democratic candidates in many of the constituencies they once hoped to recapture were ready to run for a second term, with signs of unifying Democratic support that could keep the region away from Republicans for years.
However, Republicans found some unexpected bright spots. With Mr. Trump launching major Cuban-American raids in Miami, Debbie Mukarsel-Powell, a first-time Democrat, was ousted by Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez, and Donna E. Shalala Elvira, a spokeswoman, lost. , former TV anchor.