Democrats take House, Republicans keep Senate

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High voter turnout may have helped build a blue wave of sorts for Democrats, but not quite the tsunami for which they had hoped in Tuesday’s midterm elections. 

 Republicans are still in charge of the Senate, but Democrats did take control of the House.

 Right now, some races are still up in the air, including U.S. Senate races in Montana, Arizona and Florida. Georgia’s governor’s race is also too close to call, as Republican candidate Brian Kemp takes on his Democratic challenger, Stacey Abrams. 

 She hopes to join the first female governors who were elected in Maine, Iowa and South Dakota Tuesday. The blue wave also swept through places like Virginia, where Jennifer Sexton became the first Democrat to represent her district in nearly four decades.

 Republicans, meanwhile, held on to the Senate, with Ted Cruz’s victory over Beto O’Rourke in Texas, as well as other key races in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri. 

 President Trump is downplaying Democrats taking control of the House, declaring Tuesday’s elections a “tremendous success” for the Republican Party.

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