Former President Bill Clinton says Democrats lacked a “national advertising campaign” in the recent midterm elections and was surprised that many Senate races were not closer.
Since her loss for the Democratic nomination in 2007, many have speculated whether or not former first lady Hillary Clinton will try again. Experts explained that if Clinton does take another shot at the White House, that it will be difficult for her to distance herself from President Barack Obama.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair: We Lost Because White Southerners Wouldn’t Vote Democratic Due To Obama’s Race
The chairwoman for the Congressional Black Caucus believes one of the reasons why Democrats got hammered at the polls during the midterm elections was due to President Barack Obama’s race.
The 2016 presidential race was about the new Republican-controlled Congress even before the polls closed Tuesday night.
White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republicans nationwide but most acutely in the South — and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among blacks and Hispanics.
President Barack Obama responded to Republicans’ newfound majorities in both chambers of Congress by saying he “looks forward” to finding any and all overlaps between the agenda of GOP leaders and his administration – but stopped short of saying he will alter plans for immigration reform, health care or minimum wage.
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is poised to take over as majority leader of the next Senate after easily winning what was billed as a tough re-election race. Now his GOP will try to set the agenda in the final two years of Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency.
Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party’s top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are “humbled” by the results of the midterm elections. In a statement, he says it’s “not a time for celebration.”
Polls closed in Maryland at 8 p.m. Here is the rundown of who won what and where: