Posts tagged ‘election results’
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | Reported by Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
Republicans added reliable conservatives in the U.S. Senate and picked up several Freedom Caucus members in the House according to a post-election analysis by a conservative activist.
Ken Cuccinelli, the former Virginia attorney general, shared his views Wednesday morning with the “Sandy Rios in the Morning” show on American Family Radio, where he said conservatives should be pleased with the midterm results because conservative views will be well-represented when those winners take office next year.
“Both Republican caucuses, House and Senate, got notably more conservative last night,” he told talk show host Sandy Rios.
One example he gave is the Tennessee race for U.S. Senate, where Rep. Marsha Blackburn defeated Phil Bredesen to keep that seat in GOP control. But her win also moves the seat more to the right, he said, because she replaces Bob Corker.
“The sanctimony level of the U.S. Senate,” he observed, “with the departure of [Jeff] Flake and Bob Corker, and the passing of John McCain in 2018, the sanctimony level is dropping precipitously.”
Blackburn is likely the most conservative female lawmaker to ever be elected to the U.S. Senate, he told the program.
Cuccinelli oversees the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC that supports tea party conservatives, and he is openly no fan of the GOP-led Senate under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. In fact, Cuccinelli told Rios it’s likely that McConnell will fail to push back against the Democrat-led House next year.
“Mitch McConnell is a natural surrenderer,” he complained, “and we will see that reassert itself as the Democrats come into the House.”
If McConnell proves Cuccinelli and other critics wrong, he added, it would represent a “monumental shift” among unreliable GOP leaders John Cornyn, John Thune, and Roy Blunt in the Senate.
That is why fresh Senate faces, such as Missouri’s Josh Hawley and Indiana’s Mike Braun, are important for conservatives who want the Senate to fight, he said.
Asked by Rios about the U.S. House, which flipped to Democrat control on election night, Cuccinelli said the House Freedom Caucus picked up enough freshman members on Election Day to increase its influence to approximately one-fifth of Republicans. That influence will prove important, he said, when the push comes for Rep. Jim Jordan to be Minority Leader.
A change in GOP leadership is vital, Cuccinelli said, because the current GOP leadership is largely to blame for the loss of GOP seats.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | Associated Press
URL of the original posting site: https://www.foxnews.com/midterms-2018
See latest updates below from Fox News and The Associated Press
UPDATES FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS
All times are Central time
Former Republican Governor Rick Scott takes a narrow victory over incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.
Democrat Elaine Luria of Virginia elected to the U.S. House, defeating Republican incumbent Scott Taylor.
Democratic Rep. Tim Walz elected Minnesota governor, defeating Republican Jeff Johnson and keeping party’s hold on seat.
Democrat Andrew Gillum has conceded defeat in the Florida gubernatorial race to Republican Ron DeSantis.
Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer wins North Dakota Senate race, ousts Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.
Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich has been re-elected in a three-way race against Republican political newcomer Mick Rich and Libertarian former governor Gary Johnson.
Democrat Sean Casten defeats Rep. Peter Roskam to flip suburban Chicago district GOP has held for decades.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas defeats Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska wins re-election, defeating Democrat Bob Krist.
Democrat Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado elected governor, defeating Republican Walker Stapleton.
First-time Democratic candidate Jason Crow defeats 5-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in suburban Denver district.
Kansas Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder loses to LGBT Native American Democrat Sharice Davids.
Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn wins Tennessee Senate race, defeating Democrat Phil Bredesen and keeping seat for GOP.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney elected to Senate in Utah, defeating Democrat Jenny Wilson.
Freshman Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb ousts 3-term GOP Rep. Keith Rothfus in race between incumbents near Pittsburgh.
Gretchen Whitmer takes back Michigan governor’s seat for Democrats, defeating Republican challenger Bill Schuette.
Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell ousts Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo from U.S. House seat in Florida race.
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota wins third term, defeating Republican Jim Newberger.
Republican Mike Braun wins Indiana Senate seat, defeating Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly.
Democrat Bennie Thompson of Mississippi cruised to his 13th full term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Democrat Bob Casey of Pennsylvania wins third Senate term, beating Republican Rep. Lou Barletta.
GOP Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York win; Wyoming’s gubernatorial seat goes to Republican Mark Gordon.
Republican John Barrasso of Wyoming and Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand of New York re-elected to the Senate.
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey re-elected to third term, defeating Republican Bob Hugin.
Former Clinton administration Cabinet member Donna Shalala of Florida elected to U.S. House, defeating television journalist Maria Elvira Salazar.
Democrat Jennifer Wexton of Virginia elected to U.S. House, defeating Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock.
Republican Asa Hutchinson wins second term as Arkansas governor, defeating Democrat Jared Henderson.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island wins second term, defeating Republican Allan Fung.
Democrat Sherrod Brown re-elected to Senate in Ohio, defeating Republican Jim Renacci.
Republican Charlie Baker re-elected to second term as Massachusetts governor, defeating Democrat Jay Gonzalez.
Re-elected: Democratic Sens. Warren of Mass., Murphy of Conn., Cardin of Md., Carper of Del., and Whitehouse of R.I.
Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Caine has won re-election in Virginia, defeating Corey Stewart.
Vermont’s Bernie Sanders has cruised to re-election for his third term in the Senate, easily outpacing eight candidates. Sanders, the independent who has long been one of the state’s most popular politicians, spent little time campaigning ahead of Tuesday’s election.