If the Electorate wanted the Senate and the House to “Compromise” with the President, they would have voted for Democrats.
Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois elected a Republican governor on Tuesday night. Massachusetts will have its first Republican governor since Mitt Romney.
Stunning Republican gubernatorial victories came in reliably Democratic states, including those won overwhelmingly by Obama in 2012. Illinois ousted Democrat Pat Quinn in favor of Republican Bruce Rauner, while Maryland voters opted for Republican Larry Hogan over Democrat Anthony Brown. Republican Charlie Baker won a Massachusetts match-up against Martha Coakley, the state attorney general who lost a special Senate election to Scott Brown in 2010.
Republicans also continued their dominance of governors’ mansions when a number of GOP leaders fought off stiff challenges from Democrats…
ABC — Republicans have strengthened their majority control of the House of Representatives. Now, the only question remaining is how big that majority will grow.
As of 12:30 a.m. ET, ABC News had projected that Republicans had won 239 seats in the House to 180 for Democrats, which already gives the GOP a stronger hold than they had in the previous Congress, when they had a 34-seat majority. ABC News projected that by the time the night is over, Republicans will have gained between 14 and 18 seats in the House.
LA Times — Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress
Washington (CNN) — South Carolina’s Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction…
Scott’s win also made him the first African-American in U.S. history to be elected to both the House and the Senate.