Election 2018
The outcome of the election underscored the nation’s deep polarization but fell short of delivering a sweeping repudiation of President Trump that Democrats hoped would put an exclamation point on the “resistance” movement.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) celebrates in Washington. (Video: Reuters; photo: Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
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Republicans will pitch this as a split decision, but the Senate map was highly favorable to them. Democrats just took over a chamber of Congress.
This account is based on more than four dozen interviews with campaign strategists, White House advisers and others, on both sides of the aisle.
The party won contests in Wisconsin, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Illinois, Nevada and New Mexico. But the race was too close to call in Georgia, where Stacey Abrams was vying to become the first African American female governor.
“Can we get along? Maybe,” President Trump said last month when asked about how he would handle a Democratic-controlled House.
The president will need to re-create the coalition that propelled him to victory two years ago.
Voters fill out ballots in Brentwood, Tenn. (William DeShazer for The Post)
Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, center, walks home with his family after voting in El Paso, Texas. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
Rothschild Elementary School library, in Columbus, Ga., was a polling place. (Melina Mara/The Post)
Women ran for office in unprecedented numbers, mostly as Democrats, and many were first-time candidates.
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