U.S. president Donald Trump's Republicans seized victory in Indiana's high-profile Senate contest, defeating Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly and making the Democrats' narrow path to a Senate majority ever slimmer. The GOP retained its governorship in Florida. But blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stances.
In addition to the call to Pelosi, Trump called Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, as well as a number of candidates he backed during the race, the White House said.
But the Democrats' edge is narrow.
Democrats won half the seats they needed to claim House control with dozens additional competitive contests remaining.
Democratic control of the House would break the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and would nearly certainly lead to an onslaught of investigations of Trump's businesses and his administration.
Early Wednesday, Trump warned Democrats against using their new majority to investigate his administration.
Four Republican seats in Orange County, including two where the incumbent Republicans retired, were in play, along with three other seats to the north beyond Los Angeles and into the Central Valley. It wasn't clear what "leaks" he was referring to. Andrew Gillum lost to Republican Ron DeSantis in his quest to become the first African-American governor of the key swing state of Florida.
The results allowed both parties to claim partial victory, but highlighted an extraordinary realignment of USA voters by race, sex and education. It has lost ground among women, suburban voters, voters with college degrees, while showing little ability to win over young and minority voters.
Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout.
All of it leaves Trump a more dominant force in the party than he was even two years ago. The five-term congressman is the first openly gay man to win a gubernatorial race.
The TV channel's earlier estimates gave 230 House seats to the Democrats.
Democrats were defending a whopping 10 seats in states won by Trump in 2016.
Among the races too close to call are the 26th District open Senate seat in Pierce and Kitsap counties, where Democrat Emily Randall led Republican Marty McClendon by about one point. Now, leaders from both parties will pursue vastly different agendas on Capitol Hill.
Despite Trump's enthusiasm, it was a mixed night for the GOP.
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Early exit polls showed Trump was a major factor for almost two-thirds of voters who cast their ballots, while a CBS News poll found that 55 percent said they disapproved of the president's performance.
In the last two decades there have only three election cycles where one party picked up 24 or more seats.
Republicans paved their path to victory by defeating Democrats Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
Some hurt worse than others. Ted Cruz eked out a victory over Rep. Beto O'Rourke.
Trump encouraged voters to view the 2018 midterms as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at his recent rallies.
Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate conducted by AP. "Certainly we feel good about where things are headed". Democrats believe that health care is a right for all.
"We need to keep the Senate Republican to support the agenda of Donald Trump", he said.
The president bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation.
Here's a snapshot of who voted and why in IN, based on preliminary results from AP VoteCast, an innovative nationwide survey of about 138,000 voters and nonvoters - including 3,937 voters and 765 nonvoters in the state of in - conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.
Kobach had built a national profile as an advocate of tough immigration policies and strict voter photo ID laws.
Tuesday's elections also tested the strength of a Trump-era political realignment defined by evolving divisions among voters by race, gender, and especially education.
Democrats will pick up at least six and perhaps as many as 11 seats in the 150-member Texas House.
Cuomo's decisive win and his targeting of Trump is once again fueling speculation that he might run for president in 2020. They included New Jersey Sen.
29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who in the primary ousted longtime incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, won New York's 14th district by a landslide.