The hotly contested US mid-term elections ended with the Democrats picking up seats to take control of the House.
Predicted to win in much touted “blue wave”, the Democrats though gaining back seats, won not in a landslide victory as they expected to flip some seats blue. Women stole the spotlight with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who makes her first entry into politics and two Muslim women making history.
The Republicans retained their majority in the Senate as they gained more seats.
In a sharp rebuke to the defending Democrats in battleground states who voted against the Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh nomination, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Florida’s Bill Nelson all suffered defeat.
President Trump tirelessly focused his campaign for Senators who did well to hold the Senate against the activist filled House.
Trump joyful of the outcome reportedly called the senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat in line to become the new speaker of the House to extend his congratulations. He thanked all and called the outcome a “tremendous success” in a tweet.