Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

New GOP Leaders Stick With Trump Despite Midterm Losses

New GOP Leaders Stick With Trump Despite Midterm Losses

Ernst won the contest to become the vice chair of the Republican conference, becoming the first woman to be elected to the Senate GOP's leadership since 2009.

"I may only be three heartbeats away from the Oval Office, but my heart is and always will be in Iowa and here in the U.S. Senate, where I've worked for the people of Iowa and our nation for 38 years", Grassley said in a statement Wednesday.

He now is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a role he has held since 2015.

Harder's win marked the 33rd gain for Democrats in the House and improved their control of the chamber to 228 to 198 with nine elections around the country still undecided. Bill Nelson, the Democratic incumbent in Florida.

But Rep. Gary J. Palmer of Alabama, who was elected chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, said Republicans will serve in their role as the opposition.

At a closed-door meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday, a half-dozen rank-and-file lawmakers stood up to tell leadership that they needed to fund the wall before they fade into the minority, according to a GOP aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private conversations.

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Senate Democrats say they won't agree to US$5 billion, and Republicans said they intend to remind the president of the constraints imposed by the 60-vote margin that gives Democrats significant leverage in the Senate.

In 2004, Thune of South Dakota stunned the political world when he knocked off the powerful Democratic leader, Sen. At the same time, the party also will be looking ahead to 2020 and the complicated and lengthy process of choosing a presidential nominee who will try to deny President Trump a second four-year term. She faces GOP Sen.

On the other side of the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky won another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer of NY won for Democrats.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of OH says the GOP lost its House majority in the midterm election because it didn't deliver on promises to secure the U.S. -Mexico border, fund President Donald Trump's wall and replace the Obama health care law.

Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz celebrates during the election night event by the Democratic Party, Nov. 6, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn.

The leadership election comes as incoming freshmen, fresh off of their election wins last week, are in town for new member orientation.

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Conservative stalwart Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who has represented the 48th District for almost 30 years, trails Democratic challenger Harley Rouda by 47.1% to 52.9%. Yet there he was at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's left shoulder when the Kentucky Republican welcomed GOP senators who will take their seats in January when the new Congress is sworn in.

"I've gotten close with Kevin McCarthy".

According to some accounts, some intrigue involving none other than Donald Trump may have greased the skids for McCarthy.

"There's overwhelming support for leader Pelosi to be speaker of the House", Rep. The Democrats who oppose Pelosi have said they plan to circulate a letter with the number of necessary signatures showing she doesn't have the votes to be Speaker, but they have not done so yet.

Elections Wednesday will also determine party leadership in the Senate.

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