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President Donald Trump’s Republicans are projected to retain management of the US Senate within the mid-term elections.

However Democrats are on the right track to win the Home of Representatives, which might deal a blow to the president’s agenda.

Republicans held on to the higher chamber with key victories in Indiana, Texas and North Dakota.

Mr Trump shouldn’t be up for re-election till 2020, however Tuesday’s vote was seen as a referendum on a polarising president.

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What’s occurring in Senate races?

Mr Trump’s social gathering is projected to carry on to the higher chamber in Congress, the place they at the moment maintain a slim 51-49 majority.

The turning level was when Republican businessman Mike Braun ousted incumbent Joe Donnelly, a reasonable Democrat in Indiana.

White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders mentioned Mr Trump had “closed the deal” for Mr Braun after showing alongside him at a rally within the state on Monday night time.

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In Texas, Republican Ted Cruz Cruz was projected to beat his challenger, Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke.

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Media captionIn his victory speech, the Vermont senator attacked President Trump

There was some comfort for Democrats as Senators Joe Manchin and Bob Menendez held on to their seats after robust campaigns in West Virginia and New Jersey respectively.

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Mr Manchin was the one member of his social gathering to vote to substantiate Supreme Court docket Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination narrowly survived sexual assault claims.

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has received election to US Senate from Utah, as anticipated.

Democrats had been all the time going through an uphill battle within the Senate this yr as a result of they had been defending 26 seats, whereas simply 9 Republican seats had been up for grabs.


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