"I don't think so, but I'm willing to accept that", he told reporters on Monday. A record number of women were running for Senate, House, governorships and state legislative seats. Those bills passed the House only to die in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to revise rules requiring 60 Senate votes for most bills, and pro-abortion Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski had the power to block simple-majority votes.
However, the ruling Republican Party retained its majority in the 100-member Senate where it now has a razor thin majority of 51-49 seats.
Regaining control of the lower chamber of Congress gives the Democrats greater sway in legislative issues, as they are expected to undermine policies pushed by the Trump administration, such as medicare and immigration reform.
In Tuesday night's initial results, three GOP state House candidates from King County - along with Sen.
Cook said Democrats have a possibility of gaining as few as 20 seats and as many as 45 seats.
Voter Ontaria Woods said about two dozen people who had come to vote left because of the lines.
"Divisiveness is really tearing the country apart", Koutsogiogasi, a Democrat, said as he voted with his wife.
IN voters have a positive view of the nation's economic outlook - seven in 10 said the nation's economy is good while about 3 in 10 said it isn't.
To stem Republican losses, Trump sprinted through mostly white regions of the country, interjecting dark and foreboding warnings about what Democratic power would mean for the nation.
WASHINGTON (AP) -Democrats have won half the seats they need to reclaim the House majority, while Republicans were picking up key Senate contests. In Kansas, Republican Kris Kobach, a Trump ally who was a leader of the president's disbanded voter fraud commission, fell to Democratic state senator Laura Kelly.
Almost two-thirds said Trump was a reason for their vote.
Tuesday's vote was the first nationwide election since the 2016 presidential elections, during which Trump beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republicans gained majorities in both the House and Senate.
Although moderate Republicans who remain in the House may view the result as an indictment of Trump's strategy of focusing relentlessly on illegal immigration in the final stretch of the campaign, they will be a small minority.
He was joined by Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and the President's ex-campaign aides, David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, a source familiar with the guest list said.
Still, the outcome was not unexpected. For presidents with approval ratings below 50%, like Trump, the average loss was 37 House seats. Lyndon Johnson lost 47; Gerald Ford 48, Ronald Reagan 31; Clinton 54 in his first midterm in 1994; George W. Bush 30 in his second midterm in 2006; and Obama a total of 76 in his two midterms. He traveled to Indiana, Florida, Montana, Nevada, Missouri and MS - and in some cases landed in dramatic fashion aboard Air Force One to crowds of supporters enthusiastically cheering his red-meat speeches focused mostly on immigration and warnings about what Democratic control meant for his agenda.
He seized on scenes of a caravan of Central American migrants heading through Mexico for the USA, mused on ending the constitutional guarantee of citizenship to all people born in the United States and ran a television advertisement, deemed too provocative to air by mainstream networks, that linked Democrats to a criminal who was an undocumented immigrant. CNN, in its turn, projects that the Democrats will not only fail in getting the Senate majority, but will also lose several seats there.
In an unusual twist, Trump was brief in his comments after Republicans lost the House.