Kevin Benson, a 38-year-old graphic designer from Westerville in central OH, said he's registered a Republican, considers himself an independent, and voted all Democrat on his polling place on Tuesday, mostly because of Trump. And Republicans are projected to continue to hold power in the 2020 presidential battlegrounds of Florida and Ohio.
The losses tempered big Democratic victories in governor races in two states, MI and Kansas, that voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016, bolstering the party's hopes of recapturing those states in the 2020 presidential election.
Some of the biggest wins for Democrats came in the Midwest, where Republicans had virtually wiped them out in prior elections.
Democratic candidates won 221 seats, three more than the 218 they need for a majority in the 435-member chamber, while Republicans took 198 seats in Tuesday's midterm elections.
Two of Ohio's winningest politicians did it again Tuesday, as Republican Mike DeWine won the governorship and Democratic Sen.
Accusations of race-baiting dogged Kemp, 55, and DeSantis, 40, who denied the allegations.
Likewise, Democrats hope their victories signal a resurgence for their party in America's heartland, where President Donald Trump romped in 2016.
The contests for governor in Florida and Georgia - in which liberal black Democrats faced off against white Republicans strongly supported by Trump - had not been resolved by 11 p.m. EST (0400 GMT).
The Democratic gains amount to a mere "ripple" in Republican legislative control, said Matt Walter, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee. J.B. Pritzker is projected to topple Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in IL - one of the nation's least popular governors - after spending more than $170 million of his Hyatt hotel fortune on the contest.
Outstanding bowlers help Australia snap losing streak
Finch did neither one thing nor the other, and chopped a delivery from Pretorius on to his stumps after scoring 41. The South Africans slipped to 68 for 4 inside 15 overs before Miller and du Plessis fought back.
Cordray, a 59-year-old former OH state treasurer and attorney general, returned to his home state after a stint as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - a position to which he was appointed by former President Barack Obama.
Democrats Andrew Cuomo in NY and Tom Wolf in Pennsylvania easily won re-election, as did two Republicans in Democratic-leaning states - Larry Hogan in Maryland and Charlie Baker in MA.
The outcome of elections for state positions could also affect future control of the US House of Representatives. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a former Republican presidential candidate and Trump ally, was seeking a third term in a race that remained too close to call. Republicans then used that enhanced power in many states to redraw legislative districts to their favor after the 2010 Census.
Yet even after Tuesday's victories, Democrats still will have full control of the governor's office and legislature in about one-third fewer states than Republicans.
Voters in Colorado, Michigan and Missouri approved ballot measures overhauling the redistricting process in ways that are meant to reduce the likelihood of partisan gerrymandering by either major party.
As of mid-October, the Democratic Governors Association and its affiliated entities had raised $122 million during the past two years - a record outdone only by the Republican Governors Association's new high mark of at least $156 million.
"I want to encourage you not to give up", Gillum, the 39-year-old mayor of Tallahassee, told supporters at his election night party, where small groups of people embraced, tears streaming down their faces.
She will also bring to the state capitol Michigan's first African American lieutentant governor, Garlin Gilchrist II, a Detroit-born activist, who served as a social media manager for President Obama's campaign in 2008.
Although most state lawmakers responsible for redistricting will be elected in 2020, voters on Tuesday were electing more than 800 state lawmakers in about two dozen states to four-year terms where they could play a role in approving new congressional or state legislative districts.
Le moment tant redouté est arrivé: Pamela Anderson a été éliminée de la neuvième saison de " Danse avec les stars ". Exceptionnellement, l'émission était diffusée ce soir, pour laisser place aux NRJ Music Awards samedi soir.
The supermarket has became the first major United Kingdom retailer to undertake removing palm oil from its own-brand products. Iceland will still be placing TV ads, but only 10-second clips that will highlight palm oil-free products.
He was killed in an "insider attack" by a member of the ANSF, the National Guard confirmed on Sunday. "It's bitter. His killer opened fire during a training exercise and was immediately shot afterwards.
A combination of profoundly dry vegetation and heavy winds are contributing to the fire's explosive pattern. Firefighters battle to save structures while battling the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S.
Sheriff John Dean recounted what Helus had told his wife, telling the LA Times : 'He said, "Hon, I got to go, I love you". Speaking to reporters after hearing of her son's death, a heartbroken Susan Schmidt-Orfanos called for gun control.
The 50-day moving average is perceived to be the dividing line between a stock that is technically healthy and one that is not. CVS's 50 day simple moving average (SMA 50) price is $75.82 and its 200-day simple moving average (SMA 200) price is $69.77.
Laurent Wauquiez s'est dit lui-même prêt à baisser les taxes en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes même si dans la région, elles sont très symboliques .
Six hurt in Fly Jamaica's emergency crash-landing in Guyana
The Minister confirmed that the Fly Jamaica flight crashed at the same point where a Caribbean Airlines flight crashed in 2011. The Airline has since said it is providing local assistance and "will further release information as soon as it is available".
Migrants found in refrigerated lorry in Sussex
The driver, Andrut Duma, 29, will remain in custody until he appears before Lewes Crown Court for a hearing on 26 November. A group of 15 children and six adults have been found in a refrigerated lorry in Newhaven, Sussex.
Mourinho hails ‘fantastic’ United comeback
We had an incredible escort here today - thank you to the Italian police. "Hopefully we can get all three points". At the end I didn't insult anyone, I just did the gesture that I wanted to hear them more.
Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction
Trump granted a permit for the $8 billion conduit meant to stretch from Canada to Texas just days after taking office a year ago . No immediate impact in oil markets is seen, as the pipeline isn't scheduled to come online for years regardless of the ruling.