But Pelosi has dumped cold water on that idea, which has been pushed by some Democrats, telling PBS' "News Hour" "that's not what our caucus is about. The most prominent example is, of course, Fox News, where the star anchor Sean Hannity reportedly speaks to the president daily, but there are dozens of other important outlets of all sizes.
On the remade electoral map, Republicans have the built-in edge. Statehouses Much less attention has been paid nationally this election cycle to the thousands of candidates running for seats in state legislative bodies, and ballot measures in individuals states. Fresh faces have the advantage of novelty but the danger of being unproven. Tester's resilience in a state in which Trump had won 50 out of 56 counties also underscores the limits of the president's powers of political persuasion, even in so-called red states.
With all the advantages of incumbency, Trump may prove harder to dislodge than many on the left have hoped or expected. Trump has literally created such a permanent campaign, keeping the election-style tactics while largely ignoring the work of governance, save for a few top priorities.
But it was not a complete defeat either.
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David A. Jerrold Nadler, D-N. But as long as current trends hold, Trump has the wind at his back. I really think there is a clear message coming out of this election: President Donald Trump was the biggest name not on the ballot for elections Tuesday night, but he still lost — and won — in a number of significant ways.
There was a mass exodus of independents and suburbanites from the Republican party because of the association with Trump.
A lot could change between now and November 2020, and some economists believe the U. He demonstrated that his staggering victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 was no fluke.
One of his great weaknesses is also a great strength: Bill Galston, a senior fellow at Brookings, said at the think tank on Thursday: But the news Wednesday from those races for Trump was, on balance, bad. Once again, Trump failed to win the popular vote, though he continues to insist otherwise.