11/09/2018

Fox's Chad Pergram talks about the midterms in today's "Speaker's Lobby."

There's a lot to unpack from the midterm elections and why Republicans gained ground in the Senate, yet lost control of the House. For Senate Democrats they faced the worst possible map any party ever encountered in Senate contests since 1938. There were a total of 35 seats in play. But only 9 on the GOP side of the aisle. Most of those were states which would remain in Republican hands like Utah and Wyoming.

And the Democratic seats? Many in states carried by President Trump. Democrats lost North Dakota, Indiana and Missouri. Yet Democrats fared well holding other seats key to Mr. Trump's victory in 2016: Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Still, in the end, the map was too much for Senate Democrats.  For House Republicans their biggest problem was more than 40 GOP retirement and historical norms of the President's party LOSING an average of 29 seats in the midterms. Plus more than 300 seat trended toward Democrats nationwide. Female voters cast ballots for Democrats and suburban areas tilted toward Democrats too.

With the Speaker's Lobby, Chad Pergram. Fox News.

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