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comments on how the night turned out, as control for the upcoming 116 congress is decided. we will also show you parts of victory and concession speeches. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. good evening, welcome to live coverage of election day 2018. today, boaters and all 50 states participated in elections that will send 435 representatives to congress, i like 35 u.s. senators and elect 36 governors. c-span will be live as results come in from across the country and the contours of the new congress become more clear. we have special emphasis on victory and concession speeches and nine closely watched senate campaign. polls have already closed in more than 30 states and we are beginning to learn about the outcomes. in a few minutes, we will talk
with nathan gonzales, who has been analyzing the midterms, and handicapping the races for his newsletter. our focus during our first our old -- first hour will be the races that determine control of the house. but we start with steve scully, who has some early outcomes. >> the president has spent the last couple of days crisscrossing the country. that includes indiana, which is the key senate race for democrats and republicans, it is a state donald trump one in 2016. as we track results, joe donnelly facing the republican candidate. areas, thehe role republican is ahead. joe donnelly has about 40% of the vote. we should point out that fort
wayne, indianapolis, and gary, indiana returns have not come in and those tend to be democratic strongholds. i know you will be talking about this later, look at how close this is at the moment. dead even with amy mcgrath, the democratic challenger to republican andy barr in the six district. 71% of the vote in. now in the three virginia races that will be key for both parties, congressman scott taylor is ahead of with about 25% of the vote compared to the democratic candidate, this is along the virginia coast. in the seventh congressional district. this is a seat that eric cantor lost in 2014. narrow leadg onto a with 50% of the vote compared to 48% for the democratic challenger. in the 10th congressional district, the networks have declared a winner, democrat
ton.ifer wax and -- wex she is getting about 59% of the vote you'd this is one of the most expensive congressional campaigns in the outer suburbs of washington, d.c., and a sign of where things might be later in the evening. susan: politics watchers know that the big story this year is the house of representatives. races,ere 75 competitive and 70 in competitive held republican seats. democrats needed to pick up just 23 seats for the majority. nancy pelosi, the democratic leader, was feeling confident in a press conference this morning. here is a little bit of her prediction for election night. >> when we win on the opening day, our democratic congress will be open and transparent so people can see the impact of
legislation on their lives, and weigh in on the decision. we will strive for bipartisanship, because we have a responsibility to find common ground where we can, stand our ground where we can, but we have to try. the vows of our fathers, e pluribus unum, from many one. we know we have to strive for oneness. >> [indiscernible] >> that me say why. as i travel across the country, i listen to the volunteers in politics, the ip's. -- vip's. i tell them, every call you make, sign you plant, postcard you send, all of that can make a difference. these individual races will be close. the outpouring of mobilization by various groups, all working
streams from the quality of our candidates. they are inspired by the candidates and that's why they are getting out the vote. susan: nathan gonzales joins us. before we look at specific races, let me ask you about some of the themes that nancy pelosi was mentioning in that clip. first of all, she talked about the strength of their candidates. we you talk about the different kinds of candidates the democrats fielded this year versus republicans? president trump inspired democrats to get off the sidelines. we saw in some races, we will talk about texas, 32nd district, ine sessions ran unopposed 2016, but there are multiple democrat to jumped into the race. that is a microcosm of what we saw nationwide.
we've seen a record number of women running, winning primaries. we also saw minority confidence -- candidates and lgbtq candidates. president trump is unifying and energizing the democratic party that are than any single democrat ever could. susan: on the so-called gender gap, 42% of democratic --didates are women come women, compared to 14% of republicans. what does the republican party have to say about ability to attract women to run for office? that is theref are more incumbent republicans running for congress and i think it's for -- it is difficult for anyone to challenge an incumbent. democrats are playing office. you have more opportunities for men and women to step up and take on incumbents. it,we should not sugarcoat
republicans, their numbers of women on capitol hill are depressed compared to democrats. one of the key butter groups president trump is struggling with, women was a college degree. we are seeing that play out across the country. susan: let's turn to virginia. hillary clinton in 2016 won the state by 56%. it has a 11 seats in the current congress, seven are republican. to democratic senator and a democratic governor elected last year. with that in mind, we have seen the democrats have claimed one seat held by a republican, the comstock seat in the 10th. talk about that seat and why jennifer waexton was successful. nathan: i find this result is fascinating in a couple of different ways. it should not have been a surprise, because most of the polling, the democratic and
nonpartisan polling coming into the race showed wexton leading. what was interesting is that republican polling consistently showed the congresswoman either tied or narrowly ahead. because of that, republicans continue to spend money in the race. he spent over $5 million trying to defend the congresswoman the district is covered by the washington, d.c. media market. thatwas the bare minimum democrats needed out of virginia. they still have three more opportunities to pick up seats. fifth, second, and seventh. those will be more difficult. those are districts president trump caromed -- carried narrowly. we will see if democrats can add on to the plus one they already have in virginia. susan: we will be talking about the competitive house races for you in this first hour. you will mention a lot of high tallies on spending in these
races. overall, it was estimated by the groups that watch this that this midterms election, about $5.2 billion was spent. much of it by super pac's outside of the districts where people were competing. what does that say about the state of our elections and political process? nathan: you talked a little bit about president trump inspiring candidates to run, he's also inspired democratic donors to get involved. social media has made it easier livehe crowds who may not in a competitive state or competitive congressional district, social media makes it easier for them to identify candidates elsewhere and try to give to those candidates in order to have an effort to take back the house. when you are talking about that large of a number, you're talking about outsized spending, and you're talking about candidate spending. sing democratic house candidates raise money similar to what u.s.
senate candidates have raised in past cycles. i think that's because some democrats fell like they took 2016 for granted. susan: we have two more virginia races to talk about. the next is virginia two, the most heavily military district in the u.s., the hampton roads area. scott taylor against alain -- elaine loria. they are both people with military acronyms. -- backgrounds. what can you tell us? what was interesting is there were two different views from the parties. i know that might sound like a surprise, but specifically, there was a small scandal where some aides to taylor were collecting signatures for a third-party candidate, allegedly decipher -- allegedly to siphon votes from the democratic candidate. the democrats thought this was a huge deal and disqualifying, but
when you look to the polling recently, it showed this is still a very serious race. coming into it, we thought congressman taylor had a very narrow advantage. this is a part of the commonwealth of virginia that is growing in competitiveness, particular statewide. receiving that play out on the congressional level now. theother thing -- susan: other thing notable bees last week's are the amount of time the president and vice president have spent on the road, and former president obama, out campaigning. president trump, 11 rallies in the last six days. and's labor day, 30 rallies, 11 in competitive house districts, and 19 for senate candidates. former president obama, one dozen rallies in 16 days. the scott taylor race, vice president pence and joe biden were in that district. do these as pull
surrogates have? nathan: i'm not sure anymore what sort of impact endorsements have. i think democrats, they love president obama, i am sure they will want to see him, i think they are largely driven in this election by being against president trump. for republicans, having the vice president, if he can help turn out, that could be of benefit. you will notice president trump did not go down there. -- he is less popular there been helping in north dakota, for example. can earnedgates, it media, it can rally people a little bit, but ultimately the campaigns have to turn this into votes. the secondpeople in district are probably happy that election day has arrived. on 37lion was spent commercials that aired more than 17,000 times leading up to the election in that district. what is interesting watching is the amount of money still being spent on conventional television
commercials in this age of social media. what is the dynamic there? nathan: i think broadcast television, while inefficient, is still the best way to reach the broadest number, the largest number of eyeballs. a good, sophisticated campaign, a well-funded campaign, and there were many well-funded campaigns across the country, will do everything. broadcast had -- tv, social media, have a get out the vote effort. these are not mutually exclusive decisions when you're flush with cash. i think what was interesting in , it isenth district largely a richmond area district, but we were seeing spam burger in the washington, d.c. margin, even though part of the strict only touches it, but her fundraising was through the roof. she was able to make the extra effort to go into every corner
of the district with her advertisements. susan: let's spend more time on virginia seven, another closely watched race. a former economics professor, the district has been reliably republican. how did it end up being a toss of this year? nathan: first of all, i think part of the district includes some richmond suburbs, and suburbs have not been firmly to the president. the people who were there who don't like the president, they cannot vote against him because he is not on the ballot, so that could be coming onto the republican congressman. after that big upset, he hasn't had a tough race. i think he was slow to realize the seriousness of this reelection contest in this political environment and against an opponent who ended up being a top-tier opponent. this district, you mentioned how president trump won the district narrowly.
i remember all the way to 2017 with the virginia gubernatorial race where and gillespie, a overall buthe lost he won the district. this is not a district primed for the president but it still has republican leanings, and that's why it is not a done deal. susan: are going to listen to a brief clip of the congressman and his challenger in their debate on october 15. >> on immigration, we have provided results. on the left, you have the failed ,olicies of pelosi and obama sanctuary cities, feel policies across the board. on health care, we have debated the issue over and over. every position from the opposition tonight once more federal government in your life. the election is fairly simple. you want more federal government, or you want less.
that does not mean your antigovernment, it means you want programs on the state and local level where we can perform better. >> i have said time and again that i do not support bernie sanders's plan, i support a public option plan. my primary opponent is sitting in the office, and this was the one thing we disagreed on. i question again whether knows whichbrat democrat he is running against, because i am not the democrat who supported single in the primary, i am not nancy pelosi, and i am not president barack obama. in thisoman who grew up community who was taught service, hard work, and a commitment to the belief that the american people can be anything. and we will lead the way in this world. susan: nathan, what are the things you're hearing? nathan: i think that was a good example of a conversation with heard nationwide in dozens of districts.
for eight years, republicans were able to rally against obamacareobama and and the affordable care act, and they used that as a rallying point, but they don't really have that anymore since president obama is not an office. they are looking for something to inspire republicans to get out the vote. i think they wanted to use the threat of nancy becoming speaker again as that rallying cry. i think it has been used with some success, but i don't know that it has the potency a wanted erger, and i think spanb has done one of the best jobs overfeeding the attack, but we will see ultimately if it is good enough. susan: are going to move on to north carolina, which president trump one 51-27 in toys 16. that state had a court ruling about its congressional districts. what happened? nathan: republicans drew the lines, they had a lot of the levers to draw the lines at the
beginning of the decade. democrats have been trying to challenge the lines. ultimately, some of the lines had to change in order to uphold the standards of the courts, they said it was a gerrymander. some of the lines changed and forced republicans to be a little more noble because they had to introduce themselves to newer voters. susan: currently, the delegation in north carolina, 13 seats going into today with tim republic -- with 10 republicans and three democrats. ,hen you look at those seats what do you see in terms of possible flips? nathan: i think the most competitive district is probably the ninth it mark harris defeated robert hit ginger -- pittinger. facing a democrat now who
is not gotten as much attention as some culling from nationwide, but he has been a great fundraiser. also a military veteran. this is a state that president trump won narrowly, and it is a symbol of what the night will be ifged -- it will be like democrats win. candidate mark harris, he is a baptist minister, what can you tell people about how he presented himself? nathan: he is a conservative. with some of the things he has said, he got under democrat skin. i don't know that his views are outside of the mainstream evangelical conservative line of inking, but it has become a rallying point for some democrats. this is a conservative district. the question is whether macready can convince voters it is ok to
have more democrats in washington. he has not been one of the angry resistance democrats, his tone has been more measured compared to some other candidates across the country. susan: a veteran and a businessman coming into the race as a new candidate. in that race, also the number of candidates and outside spending, $14.1 million and that district. it 51-42 inump won 2016. another one i was watching was north carolina 13, ted budd. a conservative, economic and it appeared and -- economic candidate. what can you tell us about that? came tokathy manning the raise with a local profile but a big fundraising base. democrats have been outspending the congressman here, but he realized from the beginning -- he thought he was going to face
her, tried to not be cut sleeping. whether it is this district or the ninth district or the second district, where george holding is running for reelection, these are districts that the president one narrowly. -- won nearly. the question is if republicans can hold on to that kind of district. seatrats need at least one in north carolina, they have the potential for three. susan: nathan gonzalez spends his professional life handicapping political races and is bringing his expertise to you tonight. we will have him until the top of the hour, and in the next hour, we will show you more of the victory and concession speeches as the races begin to be called. later in the program, we will open our phone lines for comments. we want to hear about the vote you cast today, why you did it, and what you think about the races as they are unfolding across the country. next, to ohio.
president trump 152-44 last go around. has 60,000 of verse 12 republicans and for democrats. the senate delegation is evenly split. the governor's race is happening there, and senator sherrod brown is seeking reelection. how do those top of the ticket races impact the house? nathan: president trump did very well in ohio in 2016, we are seeing sherrod brown, i believe he will win reelection. that race was not nearly as competitive as what republicans wanted a stop trump's performance in the last presidential race. that governor's race is a top-tier race. it is an open seat, governor john kasich is not able to seek another term. you have mike dewine running against richard cordray. the democratic nominee. that is an economic race. -- a net connect race. susan: two high-profile
candidates. mike dewine has been serving as ohio's attorney general. richard cordray was head of the consumer protection bureau. what about those two politicians facing off against one another? nathan: is a stark contrast. democrats are trying to portray attorney general dewine as a lifelong politician. he has been in office decades. but cordray has held office in ohio and served in the obama administration. republicans are trying to portray him as a bureaucrat as well as a politician. i'm not sure that either candidate could be described as inspirational figures, but ohio is a competitive state, and this is a race, i think it is a tossup. it's one democrats should when on a good night, but it is not a done deal. susan: the associated press has called the senate election in ohio for incumbent senator sherrod brown.
the democrat. he has already served two terms in the u.s. senate. his opponent was a congressman who was hoping to have his political position elevated, but he was not able to attract any funding from the republican senate committee. what was the calculation? athan: it was a little bit of cat and mouse game, where the congressman has personal money and some of the republicans were looking to him to prove it was a real race for him by writing a check before they invested in it. he might have had his eye on outside republican help in saying, why don't you help me out? one of the bigger lessons from ohio is the president trump's easilyon is not transferable to other republican candidates. i think president obama suffered from this a little as well, where president obama built a coalition that helped him get elected and reelection but it really did not work when he was not on the ballot. we are seeing some of that in ohio. president trump did well but as much as commerce and renee c --
renaci wanted to cozy up to trump, it wasn't that simple. that's what he struggled with. susan: a high-profile congressional race in ohio, ohio 12. it attracted a lot of celebrities from across the country. whoressman troy balderson, won a special election, facing against danny o'connor. this was a tossup by your rating, president trump 153-42 in 2016. this is the area around columbus. lots of money. lots of big names in the district. why was it so important for people from outside the district to spend time in? nathan: president trump one by double digits, but troy balderson won by less than one percentage point in the special election. republicans wanted to claim victory, and claim that they still won, but that is quite a drop of about 10 points. election wascial
over, danny o'connor, the democrat, his fundraising, like many democrats, took off. raised $6 million since the special election and he was able to dominate the airwaves. , or did notll not have the advantage of being the sole focus as he was in the special election, because now he races, one of dozens of and that includes the columbus suburbs and areas where the president is struggling. i think it is a tossup coming into tonight. susan: this is another race, and we talked about this at the beginning of the hour, the things developing this year. suburban white women going to the polls. is this particular district one of those where we see that phenomenon? nathan: i think it qualifies. at the same time, i feel like we, sometimes as the media, tend to boil it down into one specific demographic and the truth is that when you have the
special election decided by less than one percentage point, or this the selection -- election is very close, every group matters. it's not just suburban women. sometimes it is rural white guys as well. susan: we are continuing our look at interesting house races around the country with nathan gonzalez. we are waiting for results in the early states to come in. next up, kentucky. home of the senate majority leader. president trump won the state 63-33. polls closed at six clark eastern. -- 6:00 eastern. they have two republican senators, including the majority leader. the interesting race is the sixth this -- six district. what were the dynamics? nathan: any mcgrath is one of those democratic candidates who sort of went viral among democratic activists and donors,
as a former combat pilot could -- highlights. she had a video that help to raise millions of dollars. first of all, she had to win a primary against the popular mayor of lexington and she came out of the primary, even though it was competitive and expensive, she came out of it with favorable ratings for a challenger and high name identification. coming into the primary, i thought she had an advantage. republican start to portray her in a different light and try to portray here as a liberal who was not in touch with the district. they were able to drive up her negatives and make it an even race into election day. we think of kentucky as a super but thisblican state, district, even though the president wanted, it is competitive and not too long ago they elected a democrat. of the kentucky districts, this is a place where democrats can win. susan: were going to watch another clip, from their debate in the six congressional district in kentucky. >> i'm not opposed to tax cuts.
if the congressman cares so much about middle-class and working class tax cuts, he would have made those permanent. he didn't. he made permanent so corporations -- >> >>not only recently -- --it is a priority for thatrst of all, the idea my opponent is serious or would be serious about the deficit is about as believable as thinking that college basketball fans in this congressional district are going to be pulling for duke next tuesday night. it is unbelievable. [crosstalk] >> we are raising more revenue. there are more tax collections this year than last year. this is a candidate who is proposing a health care plan that will add $32 trillion in spending over the next decade. >> how can you continue to lie? who sayss a candidate
she supports a medicare buy-in program that would add trillions in obligations to a program that is already $40 trillion in debt. >> i came from an institution where if you lie, cheat, or still, you are kicked out. this is one of the reasons i am running. people who get into politics, congressman -- like the congressman, they think that honor and integrity can be thrown out the window to win your seats. barr seem to an think honor and integrity, you an throw out the window in order to win your seat. the idea, again, i'm not for i've never edicine, been for socialized medicine and the fact, when you continue to up these lies, it is like you are dishonest. >> single payer is the way to go, her and her own words. >> another theme of the two pars off about the democratic
candidate views on healthcare. nathan gonzalez? >> this exchange was both candidates trying to take the person's strength and turn into a weakness. i think republicans want to talk economy, talk about the tax bill, talk about the resident's record here in his first two years and in the direction of the country going on the economy. saw amy mcgrath mcgrath turn that around and say who are tax most?enefiting the on healthcare, democrats are laser focused talking about healthcare. you saw andy barr, the congressman trying to turn that she said, s is what how are you going to pay for it? the congressman struggle with amy mcgrath, candidate, she doesn't have legislative votes that can be picked apart. at whaty can do is look she's said and try to hold that -- hold her accountable to
that. using college basketball lexington, kentucky rings to the voters i'm sure. candidate, he will win tonight. >> steve skully has results now 8:30 hour. >> susan, one of the most expensive senate races in the beto o'rourke, raised 38 million last quarter alone. ou can see just how tight this race is. again, only a small percent, 1% democratic ut congressman with 51% of the vote senator to 48.4% for ted cruz it, could be a long night, a lot of metropolitan in, s in texas not coming dallas, forth worth and houston. florida governor's race, close between former congressman ron desantis and gillum, mayor of 49.1% to 49.7 th and 72% of the vote now in the
race.da governor's the senate race is also very tight, incumbent governor rick trying to unseat bill nelson, democratic candidate vying for a fourth term. 72% of the veet in with rick scott, just over 50% compared to 49.9% for senator bill nelson. let's move to some of the house about in were talking north carolina,'s ninth congressional district, the race called.been dan mccready, narrow lead over republican mark harris. ohio's 12th congressional district, the race, we'll have o'connor, h danny small percent of the vote in, nearly 53% compared to incumbent congressman troy balderson trailing at 46%. sixth congressional district, congressman andy barr was a narrow lead, it almost dead even, 88% of the barr 50.3 compared to amy mcgrath, 48.5%. during the course of the
the results willing on the bottom of the screen. c-span.org, track the results. we have balance of power and as come in, victory and concession speeches, watch them on demand. c-span.org. susan. >> thanks, steve, we're talking of inside n gonzalez elections. nathan, beto o'rourke senate race against ted cruz. mentioned small dollar donations, when we've talked to of key republican operatives this year, they've conceded the democrats were this cycle in establishing framework for small candidates that add up to big piles of money. what do republicans have to do catch up with this next psyche snel >> well, i think in a way, by crats have advantage being in the minority, not being in the white house when you have wall, thatgainst the tends to inspire people to action.
democrats are benefiting from that, specifically in texas, congressman o'rourke has benefit running environment where democrats want to send a message o president trump and gets to run against senator ted cruz, who is not only polarizing fig and you are some republicans like him particularly, but also he can mention ted cruz to around the country and they'll know who that is and be willing to write him a check. also, he has created this movement, where he has viral on facebook, people may not have been to texas want to and be a part of the cause. i think republicans will try to that secret sauce to try to increase democratic donations, losing one take majority or getting pinned back a little bit in order to inspire donors. i'm not sure the republicans, the lican donors realize seriousness of these elections. i mean, they are enjoying being branches of two
government and i think it might take losing part of one of those inspire them. >> to pennsylvania, house races there, people will remember in 2016, ultimate squeaker, the president won the state by even a full n't 0.07%.tage point, tom wolf is seeking re-election gainst scott wagner, the democrat, popular senator bob casey, two-term incumbent re-election, his opponent is republican barletta.an named lou redistricting battles in pennsylvania. before we look at races, tell us the impact of those three statistics. >> well, i think the governor is re-election in the jr. will win sey re-election, as well. the president won pennsylvania, are ready mean they to throw all of their support to the republican congressman
senator.he the redistricting piece of this is fascinating and a blue print want to do ocrats nationwide. eginning of the year, state supreme court threw out congressional map, they thought partisan id it was a gerrymander, they threw it back to the legislature, controlled republicans. and republicans drew a new map and sent to the governor to be signed. democratic governor wolf decided he said, i'm not going better it, that is no and it went back to the courts. the courts selected a map, a map was favorable to democrats and turned a handful of good take-over opportunities in the to a hundredful of great take-over opportunities. that is why the governorships important. 26 of the governors that are be in this evening will place for the next round of redistricting and have veto or power on new congressional maps. >> number of house races in
ones people inre your business were looking to early on to get indication of ow the night was going to go for democrats. one is bucks county area outside philadelphia, first district, brian fitzpatrick and scott wallace. wallace is grandson of former vice president henry wallace. fitzpatrick represents the eighth district before redistricting and finishing his first term. tell us about the race and why to watch the ing direction of the evening? > congressman fitzpatrick lineage doesn't go quite so far, succeeded his brother mike this seat. in suburban district outside of philadelphia, democrats should be winning and they are competing. it hasn't been as easy as the district in virginia. think when we get results tonight, this is probably a good weather of whether this is good night or great night for democrats.
the race o tonight, was virtually even or maybe fitzpatrick up a point. >> this was a district where gun policy was a major issue, can that?alk about >> yeah. you know, guns is an issue that various because of the shootings we've had over the ears, that has inspired democrats to be more involved and more engaged. the s been interesting in andidate ads from standpoint expect gabby giffordand her husband's group and not a lot of democrats are leading with that, is underneath the surface it message democrats are engaged and involved on and want to make able to get ey are the majority. >> do we know how much it is young voters to go to the polls? >> we will find out more, the polls this evening in place like florida, you know that got a lot of attention after the
parkland shootings and we'll have to see whether it inspired voters to turn out. traditionally young voters have not turned out at the same level of other demographic group, particularly in midterms. watershed moment where young voters decide it is up our game.to >> another pennsylvania race to get your take on is pennsylvania 16. is incumbent mike kelly and he's four-time incumbent seeking fifth term, currently in third district of pennsylvania, now in he 16th because of redistricting. is opponent ron denacola, democrat, attorney and activist, aking his third run for the house of representatives. this is northwestern pennsylvania on 4.7 million raised by the candidates in outside pending and some issues there include opioids, healthcare and trade and the economy.
>> yeah, i think this district a good example of a district that used to be a democratic district, blue-collar democratic area. dullcamper an kathy represented it, it has shifted toward republicans. democrats thought the national democratic party has shifted too far to the left. district was impacted by redistricting, even though ongressmanacly is the incumbent, part of his base in butler county was divided among districts. he's introducing himself to a number of voters and democrats encouraged by denacola's story. to legendary rney boxer muhammad ali. hey believe this is up for grabs in this environment and prone to switch back to democrats with president trump in office. our next stop with you will be florida and a number of interesting races there, we'll scully and learn more about the results coming in. >> we'll have results, if you is the ing track, 23
magic number for democrats to regain control of the house of representatives. historically, it's only happened 1954, 1994, when the republicans captured the ouse for the first time in a generation and 2006, democrats regained control and the republicans in 2010. the democrats have gained two seats, they need another 21 if they want to have majority in the house of representatives. let's turn to senate in west virginia. race, a closely watched race donald trump spent a lot of for campaigning there patrick morrissey. right now senator joe manchin is 17% of the vote in. in terms of raw numbers, 68,000 manchin, just e over 56,000 for republican patrick morrisey. in florida, always a tight race n the statewide races and you can see how close it is in the governor and senate's race. overnor's race, ron desantis
with 74% of the vote now in, a lot of the area in south dade county still not reported. close with andrew gillum, mayor tallahassee, trailing by 1.2%. in the florida senate race, a one of the most expensive in the country. ick scott holding on to narrow lead with 50.5% compared to nelson.r senator bill senator nelson hoping andrew gillum will pull him over the terms of seeking a third term. wo house races, in the 26th congressional district, close curbelo, behind debbie powell with 77% of the vote in. there has been declaration in the 27th congressional district. shalala, defeating mariah salazar, republican challenger.
c-span.org. susan. >> thank you, steve. we have cameras many places, one democratic congressional headquarters in washington, d.c. we'll show the picture there. are getting word nancy pelosi the next the podium in 10 minutes or so, we will bring her statement to you live when podium. to the let's return to our discussion about house races and florida.rly in president trump won the state has 27 seats in house of representatives, eleven republicans, and the governor's race we just talked about is one of the drivers in this. lots and lots of money and interest in the race. scott, bill nelson senate race. motivating lez, how is that for florida to go to the poll? > i feel like every few years we are talking about florida, always a reason to talk about florida. for mentioned tight race
senate and governor, what we were expecting. the there are also a handful of races that are up for grabs, now the one that has been donna shalalacrat won in the 27th district, be an easy pickup for democrats. ormer republican congresswoman -- left the seat, decided not to seek re-election. seat hillary clinton won very easily. i think democrats thought they would win it easily as the retired.oman but republicans enjoyed the enefit of having the hispanic candidate and hispanic majority district and democrats ended up to spend more there than they expected. they won it. in the 26th district with curbello, district democrats have had their eye on good about ans felt it because congressman curbello 2016, even tion in though hillary clinton prevailed. fight. a tough
similar to cockstock in changed with mic republican in the white house, polarizing republican president the white house. that made it difficult for this republican, i think they might have hard time coming to grips, seeing members regard as good members, who are doing all the right things, unning a good campaign, but running in tough districts and some of them are going to lose. >> those two districts, we talk about the importance of the hispanic vote. you mentioned, the a former salazar was journalist, which gave her isibility among the hispanic population and that district is majority, but statistic i have is 76% hispanic. florida, this hispanic mean many different cultures,
kun -- cuban and others? >> are we talking about cuban country of origin, generations, we shouldn't boil down. even when talking about the hispanic population of a district, often voting than that, is lower but the fundamentals remain the nominate democrats did someone who was not hispanic in a district where republicans mattered more than it did, i think partisanship was this vote tonight. >> is donna shalala, the oldest of hman in the house representatives? >> good question. as far as i know, thinking out oud on live television, but i don't think there are many in her -- at that age bracket. to florida, 26, let's show you clip from the two debate.es ucarsel.and debbie >> thank you for correcting
that. to their debate and have you comment on the themes. authentic leader go to washington and fight for families, not referee that will sidelines and make bad calls time and time again. will represent everyone in my community as pertains to healthcare, improving access and reducing the cost. it is a threat to the country to get it 12 years right, no time to lose. that it to the families have lost loved ones to violence, we owe to our children, i'm ready to do that. congressman curbelo. >> thank you to my opponent. opponent says we need a blue wave, the president has said we need a red wave. are both wrong. what we need is a wave of decent, honest people willing to washington, work in a bipartisan way and put the country and our community first.
i have done that for four years. i have tried to fix our nation's there is still a lot of work to do, but if we elect more people who are work together, willing to cross the aisle and i think sanship aside, we can get it done, that is what community.for this commitment to do it for another two years if given the chance. there? did you hear >> we hear the congressman localize his race. about transcending partisanship. race, he will san lose, this is democrat leaning district he was able to hold. reminded of past wave elections. there was democratic congressman in texas, and , he represented republican district. voted for republicans him. right up to the point of 2010, you know what,d, congressman edwards, i know you, you, e you, i voted for
this is about something bigger, this is about sending in that ase, republicans to washington to keep an eye on president obama and the democrats. i think the congressman is pressure, voters who voted for him before, they don't like the president and what to do gure out and seeing a close race. mucarsel-powell, can you discuss her further? the senate race with governor scott, democrats in eve that with red algae the environment, trying to hold the governor responsible on the that nment for that and will have an impact further down the ballot. is somethingonment wanted to ats have talk about for many cycles now, but it depends on the district, whether it is salie nt or not is and could make a difference in talk florida 26 tonight. >> since i put you on the spot, researched the question and onna shalala, 77 years old,
encouraging for senior necessary our audience, would be second representative in u.s. history when she takes her place in the house of epresentatives, after winning that race. we'll move on, but before we do, take a look at balance of power at this point in the house of representatives. in those seats at this point time have been called or outcome known, going into election day, republicans and 33 democrats. looking for that magic number of 218. we're going to turn to next race, very different part of the florida, all the way up to maine. nd maine, hillary clinton won this state by 48-45, but split he electoral college votes in the state by 3-1 because of their system there, they have an governor's race. governor paige is retiring. general facing shawn moody, candidate for the position in 2010.
angus king, an independent, caucuses with emocrats, is looking to be re-eshg lected to his seat and it is a state with just two members. so are both those races interesting or are you looking at one of the two? >> just the second district with epublican congressman bruce oluquin, running against jared golden. the support of the congressman like to bring up this district not voted out incumbent in over 100 years. a long er that to be time. statistic row out like that, announcers on football say this field goal field has never missed a goal right before they miss. but this district is one reason a we may not know, have final answer on which party is in the majority, because maine ranked choice voting
so if no one gets to 50%, they ove through process where candidates finish fourth and third are dropped off and voters intend on who they wanted second and start reallocate ing reallocating, and it was instituted in the primary, we maine, and iting on west coast races to decide the house. court t right for a challenge, you have election officials trying to determine he intent of voters who didn't pull the lever for specific as i ate, but vote being, understand, reallocated. >> susan, i think we will have a of core challenges in districts and states. i think there was a challenge in eorgia, the republican gubernatorial nominee is the secretary of state and i think maine could be one of them. this is a new process to the system. the voters did vote for it and
but any party that loses, i think they will look to remedy the try to situation. >> six and a half minutes until closings ound of poll across the country. we'll return to steve scully for from the firstut round. >> trying to get results from pennsylvania, some house races about.e talking they tend to be coming in slower from that state. let's focus on some senate races that will determine the makeup of the senate in the next ongress, beginning in missouri senate race. claire mccaskill hold on seeking third term and hold og to a lead, only a small percent of the vote now in. the democratic incumbent with of the vote compared to 46.5 for josh hawley. ndiana senate race seem to be indicating this is a republican pickup. mike braun is maintaining his over incumbent democratic enator joe donnelly with 53.7% for the republican candidate, 42% for democrat joe donnelly.
mind, he won six years ago, seeking second term. to maintain,s hope senator joe manchin seeking second term, holding on to the west virginia with 52% of the vote, compared to 43% for morrisey, republican candidate. two of the closest senate races florida, governor rick scott, narrow lead, 86% of the vote now close that see how is with just over 50% for governor scott, trying to unseat three-term incumbent bill nelson, democratic candidate. race, going back and forth and again just a small percent of the vote now in, this huge win for democrats if they unseat ted cruz. term, congressman 48.1% 'rourke compared to for senator cruz. ixth congressional district, democrats have picked up two seats, one they hope to pick up,
casten, democrat, ahead of 1% of the vote is now in. susan. >> thanks very much. balance of power in the u.s. senate. 35 seats this year, two special elections among them. defending just nine, while democrats defending 26. including two independents, who caucused with them and you can now.here that stands right 42 republican seats and 31 emocrats and one independent, i'm presuming that is bernie sanders election in vermont, if that. confirm and let's return to new istricts that we haven't yet talked about with nathan gonzalez. illinois is next. illinois was hillary clinton win by 55-39 in 2016. , 11 democrats, seven republicans and both
democrats.re they have a governor race in the tate, governor bruce roner, is seeking re-election, jd democratic challenger called by some the battle of the billionaires. lead us into illinois races. >> illinois is place where top to be ballot is not going helpful to the republican members. democratic year and that is a tough position to be in. when we look at illinois and to look at we have two different states, the sixth results with peter raskum, in chicago. place where the president is not popular and i think that as part of what is making the raskum vulnerable. look at the beginning of the a ade, that was drawn to be
republican seat, this and the 4th district represented by ran ran holtgran. these two districts are two of those. though they are republicans, they are not favorable to president trump and probably need ts to gain one or two seats out of get to the order to majority. further down state, two seats.able mike bost, in 12th district running against brandon kelly 13th district, where republican congressman rodney re-election for against betsy laundrogen. i think republicans have the advantage going in. if democrats can pick off one or those, they are having a good night. seven-term skum is congressman that helped write the republican tax law. you talked at the beginning
themes, republicans wanted to emphasize their economic plan, their tax plan and the president was moving the conversation in the way of immigration. how did being the author of the ax plan play for congressman ras let kum? >> i think they were hoping the buoy to would be the help them nationwide and it just hasn't been the rallying point i they hoped. i think we saw the president get bored with talking about the little bit. unemmrployment numbers, he wants to talk about immigration, that might be helpful in republican races. >> and how it play necessary big cities, the state and local tax exemption? >> right. democrats are laser focused on he exemption, whether in
districts like this or districts in new jersey, orange county, california. are seeing that provision of the bill has helped races, as takeover targets for democrats. >> next up, new jersey. we go into new jersey, we've gotten word would send him back because of his ethical and corruption related issues, he wasesulted in exonerated through a mistrial but he still has ethics charges in the senate. what does it say about a candidate with a long history of present himself to the voters and that record is a bit spotty? >> this shows partisanship can be forgiving and democrats when we looked at the district level polling in these competitive house districts, when we looked at the senate, senator mamet -- 's ratings remain horrid. in a time when they do not want
to give republicans more voice in washington, part of the dynamic of the race is that the republican invested nearly $30 million of his own money and he was able to blanket the airwaves in this expensive media market and make the case against senator menendez. i think voters, democratic voters are, they would rather of theirawed candidate own rather than give support to a republican. >> we here at leader pelosi will be coming out to the podium in like,nutes as we get to theet a look at that, middle section of the country has closed its polls and we will get a snapshot of the polls in those races and if i could return to new jersey, one of the races we have been following is the third district with tom macarthur and andy
camp. >> one of the key issues in this race was the health care bill and republicans were trying to, democrats were trying to pin the bill onan health care macarthur. not only democrats have been talking about health care but it had a specific salience in this district with andy kemp. the polling was all over the place coming into the election night. it looked like the congressman was stuck for much of the last few weeks in the low to mid 40's. it were some public polls that have him bumping up a little bit coming into election night. if we assume out from new jersey and take a bigger look at me -- new jersey, democrats will gain to districts, the second in the 11th. if they can defeat tom mcarthur, or congressman leonard lance in the seventh district, that would show they are on the way to a majority.
>> talk about that if you would. the statence against department former official. , hes a princeton graduate brings that to the race, but that is an issue where the salt tax provision was important to people. >> that is a district where congressman lance has a moderate reputation, i feel like sometimes it is a throwback, northeast republican, he is representing a district that hillary clinton won narrowly and even though he is not in the dave brett caucus, the district underneath him is becoming difficult to run in a midterm election with the polarizing republican president in the white house. >> plus keeping an eye on the headquartersmpaign and waiting for nancy pelosi to comment on the races thus far.
we are learning more about the competitive house races which will be on her mind. let's move to minnesota. minnesota is a state that theyry clinton won 47-45, have eight members in the house, five democrats, three republicans, two democratic senators and the second and third district where the interesting ones. >> minnesota is fascinating because there are two good --ocratic takeover activity opportunities and republican takeover opportunities. in 2016 andd off jason miller's won narrowly. democrats that candidate donald trump will be this anchor around that and it did not turn out that way. this cycle, most of the polling shows and g craig with a narrow lead coming into election night. also what is different from this from past cycle that cycles
there is not a third party candidate who self enough votes in 2016. this is a district that democrats should be winning. over in the third district, a republican is running against democrat dean phillips. this fits into the category of a suburban district where the president is not popular in the republican member of congress is jenniferg similar to when asked and was defeating barbara comstock. the polls coming in were dismal and dean phillips will win. at least one of their only takeovers of the night in the eighth district which stretches from the northern minneapolis -st. paul suburbs to the iron range, rick nolan, though dfl
congress when did not run for stolberg hadd pete the [indiscernible] republicans have the opportunity to win the first district where tim walz is likely to be elected governor this evening. he leaves behind a vulnerable seat that republicans, it is a tossup race where republicans could pick up that seat as well. >> erik paulsen had been six terms, seeking his seventh, here is what the candidates had to say in one of their congressional debates. >> where should we be on the immigration issue? >> the economy is doing so well, i have been a strong advocate opposite of the president. we need a system and if we follow growth we will have low skilled and high skilled folks doing those jobs. we want to intercept folks who are coming across the border making a spectacle of that but i
think we would be able to do that and border patrol agents will be able to do that as they should. many in dean's party want to abolish isa and that would be a mistake, they are happy human trafficking and stopping drug interdiction. immigration is important. i was one of the ones that signed the discharge petition to force some votes to make sure our family issue of separation would not be a problem. >> to you support abolishing ice? >> i think we need ice but like any federal organizations it needs to be thoughtfully led with well-trained people. this is a question about comprehensive immigration before -- reform. there is the acute issue of the day of the week, we need comprehensive immigration reform. i am appalled it has not occurred and one reason i am running for congress -- congress. >> who would you want to see as house speaker?
>> the presumption is it would be kevin mccarthy. he is the number two guy right now. >> pelosi or someone of system across were in charge? >> it is time for new leadership on both sides of the aisle. there is a reason i take no money from members of congress because when i make that vote for speaker of the house, should i have the honor of serving, it will because of principle cannot party. >> is there a name? >> it would like to think there is a new generational leader running. of job will she have to do to convert those people into supporting her? >> we talked about that magic number of 23 seat gain, democrats need to win maybe a dozen or more than that in order for it nancy pelosi to be speaker of the house because a candidate such as dean phillips who have committed on the campaign trail saying they will not support her, they will
support someone else. for someone like dean phillips or his colleagues who have made a similar stance for their first vote, to go back on a campaign promise would be politically difficult for them and tell for them to defend. assuming that nancy pelosi will be speaker is not an assumption i am not ready to make. -- i am ready to make. we will say thank you for being with us on c-span. we appreciate your time. >> thank you so much. >> we will go to nancy pelosi. ms. pelosi: greetings, election night watchers. thank you, mr. chairman, for your commitment to a better future for america's working families, for your political astuteness to seize the opportunity of this election and for your great leadership to
win. my friends, tonight a historic victory is within our grasp. we seek it for america's hard-working families. there will be a victory for a country. restoring checks and balances in our constitution, honoring the vision of our founders, the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and the aspirations of our children. what is at stake in this election is nothing less than the health and financial security of america's seniors and hard-working families. we have shown the key contrasts between republican special interest records and the democratic record for the people. democrats will lower health care costs and prescription drug0 prices for seniors and families across america. instead, mcconnell and
medicarens would put and medicaid on the chopping block and will continue their cruel assault on the protections for people with pre-existing conditions. raiseats will work -- workers wages by rebuilding america. republicans stack the economy further against working men and women and more toward the wealthiest 1% and corporations. democrats will be corruption to make washington work, republicans will only continue the toxic gop culture of corruption that grows more brazen and more destructive every day. we have seen republican washington -- washington republicans work to distract, divide, and cover up anything to shift the focus from the gop's tax scam for the rich and their cruel campaign to take away america's health care. we don't agonize, we
organize. across the country are volunteers in politics. vips, women and men mobilized in historic numbers. you and they saw that this gop congress was doing and refusing what -- was doing and they refused to stand silent. i tell them and tell them -- you every step you took in every conversation you have had made the difference between winning and losing in this election. thanks to you, we have on -- owned the ground. these volunteers are -- and you an incredibley generation of democratic candidates who have connected their vision and values with those of the american people. their constituents. when democrats win and we will we will have a
congress that is open, and accountable to the american people. we will strive for bipartisanship, seeking common as we are responsible to do but what -- when we cannot found that common ground, standing our ground. we will work for the boldest so thisenominator, and evening, we strive, when we win, we will strive for unity because we must honor the guidance of our founders. they did so much in our declaration, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness but purposee us guidance, a ribus unum,-- e plu for unity andive
that is what we have to do in a nonpartisan way. republicans have there'd dark money and dark message of division but again, we have an generation of dynamic candidates. let's read for our candidates -- here it for our candidates. let's hear it for the grassroots. and the leadership, the determination to win. volunteerstry, our in politics must continue to get out the vote. going, the vote, keep it make those calls, text those messages, get out the vote. i ask all of you here, are you ready to take back the house for working men and women? to help more democratic candidates win?
results,lly has more let's check in. steve: i must begin with some of the house races we have been talking about and the democrats have picked up two seats, they have numbers in their calculations. they will recapture control of the house based on what we just heard from the leader of the house, the former speaker, nancy pelosi of california. in new jersey's 11th congressional district, we were talking about that earlier, , this isryl is in that a republican seat so it will be another democratic pickup if , 19% of thes hold vote in that congressional district. the third congressional district which is one of the most watched house races, tom macarthur with 25% of the vote and holding onto a lead over andy kim. the kentucky six congressional,
this is a hold for republicans. that they ared public and will be returning to the house of representatives. in florida's 26 congressional we will have the results for that as well. , debbie powell was 50 points, 7% of the vote, this would be a democratic pickup for carlos cabello. 87% of the vote reporting in that 26 congressional district. in north carolina's ninth district, the democratic candidate narrowly ahead of mark harris. this is a key democratic pickup in control of the house. a lot of the tension on the seventh congressional district. the lead with 94%
of the vote in. that would be a democratic pickup over congressman dave brats, he defeated eric cantor in that primary in 2014. indiana's six, this was a familiar name, gregg pants, the brother of vice president mike pence. this is a solid republican seat and he will be coming to the house of representatives and serving in congress create his brother serving as the president former governor mike pence and in tennessee, this is a republican hold, marsha blackburn according to fox, cnn, and abc news has been over thethe winner democrat. and mike brown has declared a winner in -- over joe donnelly. this is a public and pickup in indiana and a republican hold in tennessee. >> the vice president has tweeted about his brother's successful bid saying on twitter, congrats, on being able
-- elected to serve congress. i am so proud, look forward to working with him to advance donald trump's agenda for america and the hoosier state. taking a look at the balance of power of races that have been called by the ap and the gas in the senate, 21 races have been called so far. the tally stands at 44 republicans, 34 democrats and one independent. the caucuses at 35 to 44. these are the races that have been called, chris murphy, delaware, tom carper, democrat reelected. we talked about that indiana beingor mike braun projected. ,nd ben cardin, democrat reelected. cheryl brown, of ohio, reelected. warren, reelected. bernie sanders also reelected in vermont. bob menendez elected, reelected
in new jersey. democrat,itehouse, a reelected to the senate and tim kaine was successful in his second bid for the u.s. senate and in wyoming, one of the public leadership teams is projected to win his reelection bid. let me introduce you to our next guest of the evening on c-span's election night. alexa hammond is a putter and joins us and not only will we be talking about results but also begin to take your telephone calls. tell us who you voted for and why and what drove you to the polls this cycle. and we will get some of her reactions to that. let me give you the phone numbers so you can participate. 202-748-8920 democrats, 202-748-8921 four republicans and independents at 202-748-8922
. you have been watching these results since earlier this evening for politico. what are your takeaways from what you're seeing so far? alexa: nothing i have seen is too surprising. obviously, barbara comstock in virginia has been viewed by republicans as one of the most vulnerable house republican members this cycle. there was a gop blame game going standing inand rcc her favor and the congressional leadership fund, the main paul ryan aligned pack decided not to spend in her favor. that is not too surprising but it does not necessarily mean that the gop is in for a long night just yet. i know that many republicans are watching carlos cabello's race in florida and whether or not he wins will tell them whether they are in for a long night. dave brat, another race that they and i am looking to, if he loses that could be another bad sign for republicans tonight. >> can you tell people about the
levels of spending and the kinds of super pacs that got involved in the races. expensive most election we have seen in the country's history. the one thing that is the most notable money story of the term election cycle is democrats have seemed to crack the online thing -- the online fundraising code. than $1 billion and a lot of the money that these candidates have seen who are running in local house races have come from outside of their district. it is not even from people who are able to vote for them, but that speaks to the democratic energy we have seen basically since president trump was elected to the white house. as far as republican groups, folks like sheldon adelson have maintained their strong report for republicans in the amount they have been spending. outside groups i could congressional leadership fund
less in the incumbent protection business the cycle and spending more on races they thought were important to them. that is where we see that situation like i just mentioned with barbara comstock where the and rcc is spending for these vulnerable house republican fund,s and the leadership super pac is maybe not spending for them. it has been a record fundraising year and spending year for the midterm elections but especially on the democratic side. >> with president trump holding so many rallies in the last 10 days before the election, sometimes to a day, president obama a dozen rally -- rallies, candidatestricts, are trying to make local appeals to voters and we have these visible politicians that are out nationalizing the race. what does that do to the dynamics in the election? alexa: president trump has made it his mission to nationalize
this election. he has said it rallies to pretend he is on the ballot himself. of course, he is not. that makes it difficult for these house republican candidates who are running in district in which hillary clinton won and 2016 and we have seen them distance themselves from the president. carlos cabello said recently that he was -- would threaten to vote against the trade deal and it did not have protection for specialty farms in florida. ise coffman in colorado who in a district that clinton won in 2016 has a at out in which a family is touting the way that he helps prevent their adopted daughter from deportation under president trump. it made it tricky for those folks but for senate republican candidates and republican gubernatorial candidates, the president's visit has boosted the energy behind them and making it a nationalized race does not seem to be too big of an issue for them. with these expenditures, the
bulk of them still seem to be going for broadcast television advertisement. this is an age with social media being able to and digital ads on facebook and other sites thing able to reduce the cost of for spending on advertising. much money go there? alexa: we have seen this cycle, a clear split between the parties. i was speaking to someone who ond tom spent $2.2 million digital ads this cycle. he is one portion of the democratic apparatus working to help democratic -- democrats keep the house and democrats pop seen different groups up that are focused on digital ad spending. a lot of it is focused on tv advertising and that is because you look at the difference in the electorate for these two parties. democrats believe that millennials especially are there
key voting block and their base and we know millennials spend more time online than they do consuming television. the republican party uses older voters as their base and they are spending more time consuming tv then they are on the internet. that can explain a little bit of it. the energy weg is have seen on the democratic side compared to the republican side obviously because they are out of power. that has manifested in one way in these different digital advertising groups popping up since the 2016 election. >> we will take some television calls and get your reaction to people as they have gone to the polls. first is alejandro in st. paul, minnesota. >> i recently went to the polls and i am a republican. i am not very fond of president trump. i did not actively support his campaign. in thisrepublican
election because i believe this is not, it is a referendum on president trump but it is not as if president trump is on the ballot despite what he says. i believe in looking at candidates themselves rather than who they are affiliated with, because they are affiliated with a party. i look at the issues and their personality and issues rather than who they may be associated with. of presidentn trump. i don't like some of the things he is doing especially with that migrant crisis that is happening recently. the republican party should take more reform steps toward immigration but i voted republican because i believe they are the party of economic reform, they are the party of moving forward in terms of taxes and the economy, i believe they race,lp all americans of sexual orientation, gender, move forward in this country and make this country better. >> what makes you a republican if you don't agree with the party's standardbearer, what is
it about the pretty that appeals to you? >> unlike the economic stances. i like the free market, i like lower taxes for all americans, especially. i came from a lower-class family and i believe in more economic freedom, especially for lower-class families, we can use our own money and move forward and purchase our own health care plans and send our kids to s we want to send them to and assist our families, my father came here from mexico to seek a more free economic system to send money to his family overseas. i believe that is what their republican party stands for and they should focus more on economic issues rather than immigration or social issues because i think that is their strong suit, that is what they can appeal to lower class immigrants for. isxa: it is interesting he able to separate the president being the leader of the republican party from the actual republican candidates who are running in his district.
is the fact of that that president trump has not visited minnesota a lot especially in his final midterm rally blitz, he did not visit a single time in his last month. some people who are voting are maybe not necessarily only associating the republican party with the president, they are looking at their local candidates and considering local issues instead of falling into this nationalized election trap in the midterm election which should be about local issues. >> we will go to indiana, senator joe donnelly is talking to supporters. [applause] bestdonnelly: i had the team in washington that anybody could ever have. end this in a way that i have been filled up so much more by you, you have given me so much and i am so grateful to all of you. and please know this, if there is any -- ever anything i can do
for you, count on me because of this, we love this country so much. we need to make sure we work to bring our country together, rather than to divide it, to make sure every american has a chance. and martin luther king said we all came here in different where all americans. we all have each other's back. indiana wholly of has lost his bid for reelection. thanking supporters. next is a call from indiana, democratic voter. what is your reaction? >> i am a little disappointed. i was hoping joe only would win to keep some of the democratic issues at bay in indiana,
because indiana has always been a republican state, is al ways had republicans benefit from electors in the state, and democrats never get a chance to point in indiana. it is frustrating. >> what about indiana politics as a whole? >> i talked to a national democratic strategist earlier this week you told me joe donnelly's loss could be an extension level of democrats in that state, similar to what the caller was saying. this loss means the gubernatorial race, historically difficult for democrats to pick giving a lotbe of hope to democrats in the state of indiana in the future. >> steve, more results? >> we knew there would be more
close races. that is happening and i a lot of the house races. virginia's second congressional district, and scott taylor has regained a very narrow lead over luria. you can see taylor with over 50% compared to 49.8% for the democratic candidate. in the seventh congressional district, it is essentially tied right now between span berger and brat. with 94% of the vote income at the democratic candidate with a lead, under a thousand vote difference between spanberger and brat. focusing on the pennsylvania races, in part because of their redistricting. this will be a democratic pickup. the democratic candidate trying
to oust kelly, with 26% of the vote in. cola with 58%. 17th district,'s not a competitive race, but a lot of attention because a ,pecial election, conor lamb mb holding, but la the democratic seat. these are two democratic seats that could fit for the democrats. income butthe vote likely to defeat jason lewis if those never told. in the neighboring district of 3, the democratic head of the republican i.
the networks have declared joe manchin a win in west virginia. it is tied right now in the state of texas. and senator ted cruz, the numbers are on the website at www.c-span.org. you can check it up in you can get more of the concession speeches posted as they come in during the evening and the early morning hours. >> thanks. let's talk about those two senate races. in texas, early results. joe manchin's bid for election. in did he thread the needle a state that went overwhelmingly for president trump as a democratic candidate for reelection? >> joe manchin has always played to the state's politics. he has been a great fit for this state, remaining a centrist democrat. a lot of his constituents did not want that. to be honest, the one thing that
sealed his fate was the brett kavanaugh confirmation vote. his other colleagues in tough states like heidi heitkamp decided to vote against brett kavanaugh, but joe manchin stuck in their. if he had voted otherwise he would be a tricky position, as senator heitkamp is finally resulted a. >> our next caller is a virginian, independent from midlothian. anthony, how did you vote in person of election today? thank you for having me. thank you for reporting on independent-based knees. i voted libertarian. for the house, i voted for spanberger. >> why? >> i am tired of tim kaine. i lean left, only because i do not necessarily agree with other republicans in redistricted
virginia. in the past if you look at a district map, it has been redistricted in very strange ways. that is how our democracy works. i feel like our democracy has been slightly robbed by the right in terms of redistricting our house. new, andpanberger is dave brat, although he is a good politician, i do not miss is only a great with how the republican party has handled our in our state and our nation. >> thanks for your call. what do you have to say to that color about the virginia seventh? >> that is interesting that he stuck the ticket between the senate and the congressional races.
something he mention i have heard from the folks about her is she is a fresh face in the cycle, and that is something we have seen more and more voters, not just democrats, but independence looking for as they looking for change, looking for women. somebodypanberger is who has had the backing of list, ande angie's she has a good chance of believe outside have someone like dave brat, who may be seen as the old guard of the republican party who when voters are looking for change are going to vote against. >> next caller is another indiana caller, evansville, jim. how do you feel about joe donnelly's seat? >> thank you for having me on. [indiscernible] i'm happy. for the first time i voted straight republican. didimmigration -- what they
in the brett kavanaugh hearing some of the democrats, throwing out the rule of law. christine ford herself, her own witness, a girl who was a friend of person she said she never met brett kavanaugh. and yet nobody wants to look at that. that was her friend. so she -- if she is saying she does not remember brett kavanaugh, and the democrats have stolen the rule of law -- we cannot have them in power. >> thanks for your call. there you have a republican voter who is very receptive to the two things coming out of the white house, that kavanaugh hearings and immigration. >> that is what the president argument on the closing argument on the right to be, capital and the cara mund. i spoke -- and the caravan. i spoke with people, and they assured me they were seeing an increase in enthusiasm from
republican voters, coming home to mike braun, after what they saw to be a spectacle with the hearing, and the caller gave us insights and reflected that same thinking. this will be a deal not just in indiana, but in other states when people are grabbing onto the national things. >> the vice president is is he of 20. -- is busy tonight. make us proud. speaking of said races that we will look at joe manchin as he is working the crowd in his election headquarters in west virginia. let's watch for a little bit.
, i kind of lost my voice -- what a ride that was. anyway, before i get started, i ay ad like for gail to se few words. come.if you would >> thank you. we stand here tonight because of each and every one of you. we would not be here if you all have not made the effort that you made to vote, your friends and family. this has been a long journey. joe and i began this journey 51 years ago. his commitment to public service started 36 years ago. and you know what is amazing?
there are those of you in this room that were with us 36 years ago. during that 36 years, we were blessed with three wonderful children, who met and married three wonderful spouses. so now we have six children 10tead of three, and we have glorious, wonderful grandchildren. and they are with us tonight, and this is what it is all about. joe when it was not easy. mike was not always good when you were in public service. but the kids never said, dad, do not do this.
grandkids never said, we do not want you to do this. in west virginia, it is about family, and so tonight it is about the head of this family, senator joe manchin. senator manchin: are so many people to thank. so many people made this possible. let me tell you, you made history tonight. you made west virginia history tonight. -- nobody ever won has ever in the united states have ever won in a state that the president in a previous election won by 42 points. the opposite party wins. never happens. never happens. win for west virginia. this is truly a win for west
virginia. i want to thank my family, you heather, joseph, brooke, all of our spouses, all of our children from a really, and we have got trace, and where is marshall? and we have got all our grandkids. and i want to say something so special about this election. i was able to have kelsey with me for this whole election. and that i had matty come in and puget and i had jack come and do the door knocking the last few days. but just advocates involved, really special, and you do not know how special that is. but to all of my family, i have my brothers and sisters with the, too. i have janet, my sister. andve paula, brother rocky,
all of their spouses and all of my cousins, all of my nephews and nieces, and everybody. raise your hand back there. i also want to tell you i have been in a lot of elections. i have been in a lot of races. ihave never had a staff that have never had a staff that work so diligently, so professional, never left any stone unturned, and i wanted to be recognized, because all of you are part of my staff, as you know. larry has been with me for a long, long time. larry will tell you he was six foot tall when we first started working together. we just talking down. but to larry, he has been with me and he has been really putting it together, making sure all of the trains ran on time.
--ara boggs missy. missy. on the official side, i have had pat, my chief of staff from my washington staff, is unbelievable, and john is my communications director, doing an unbelievable job. where is pat? the guy whoell you, held the glue together, making sure week kept on track did not say too many crazy things. grant. where is grant? ]. volunteers, the
everybody was involved one way or another, hold your hand up. because i see you out there. hold your head up. this is the group that made it happen. about ourl you this seniors. i have never had more of a commitment in the group of people than the senior citizens of west virginia, because they have earned the right of respect, dignity, that this state should always give them. we will fight and we will not their social security or medicare be tampered with. i will assure you. anybody that has a pre-existing condition, i will fight with every drop of blood in my body to make sure you are protected. to our veterans, if it was not for my veterans, where would we be? in thet patriotic state
nation is right here, right in west virginia. we have given our blood in every conflict, in every war. and let me say something about 55 strong. god bless each and every one of you. each and every one of you. proud ofver been more educators, school service personnel, administrators, superintendents, standing arm in arm, lockstep, fighting for the children in the children and education they deserve in west virginia. clergy, the clergy was unbelievable. the clergy stepped out and they helped us in all quadrants of this great state of hours, and i want to thank the clergy for staying with us and working hard for us, each and every one of them, every denomination, so great. rabbi, thank you. let me say this, to the business and labor, we were able to bring
business and labor, which we have always worked for and with, because together we all succeed in doing much better. labor groups one that stood out. there was one group that came with me from the beginning. there was one group that stood tall. --t was umwa we got that health care and we're going to get their pensions, i will guarantee you. we will get those pensions. let me say that i never expected this race to be the national race it turned out to be. i never expect the president trump to come to this state as much as he did, sending vice president pence, sending his
family, time after time after time, and you stood tall. what you said -- what west virginia said loud and clear tonight, mr. president, we want our senator, not your senator. i cannot tell you how proud i am. i just cannot tell you how proud, to stand as tall as west virginia is tall, immigrants, republicans, independentss. /. have made my commitment to each and everyone of you. . those of you who supported me and those of you who have support for somewhere else. , that my oath serious
is for everybody, and we have got to stop this absolute toxic rhetoric that is going on in this country. we have got to stop the toxic rhetoric. we have got to bring people together. mr. president, i want you to be president of the united states, not the divided states. and i want to say this -- i want to say this to our state legislators -- - joe, joe! anchin: i want to say this to every state legislator -- start acting like a west virginia and and stop acting like a partisan.
i will finish with this. you heard me say this before. i believe in you more than you believe in yourself, and tonight we showed the whole world we believe in west virginia, and we will fight for west virginians. it is all about west virginia's. god bless each and everyone of you. god bless the great state of west virginia. and may god continue to bless the united states of america. [cheers and applause] it very happy reelected senator joe manchin of west virginia with his supporters in charleston. let's transition out over to introduce you to the senator-elect indiana, mike braun. >> do you need to have your head examined? she did, too. thank, but it to
starts right here. ear wife -- we made a big decision many years ago to come back to our hometown, and that was not typical back in 1978, and we did it for one reason. we wanted to raise a family. we wanted to have a chance to starting our own diseases -- businesses, a very simple plan, and by golly, it worked out. the kids are here on the stage with me. two of my grandkids. truly, dear, we have lived the american dream.
we really have. i see so many of you out there, the other terry. please guys, lots of terrys. andve made so many friends, in these 15 months that i have been out doing this, imagine every time i have been on the aad, i have not stayed in motel more than four or five times. people have put me up, made hoosiers the who' way campaign like this should be. hoosierst to thank all for giving me a resounding victory come up your faith in me, and i will not let you down, i promise you that. .
senator donnelly called me about 15 minutes ago. yeah. and just like any competition, you fight hard, you want to win, you got to make your case. and we did it. the one thing i would love to see change in politics's is it has gotten way too nasty on both sides. . it should be about ideas. it should be about what you bring to the table, and both sides and their families have had to carry that burden. i hope that changes down the road. and then you look at other
things. when i decided to do this, i would not have done it and i mention it almost everywhere i go, if it had been president hillary clinton, i would be hunkered down in southern indiana trying to survive. and i make that point because we as conservatives, being led by president trump, we have got to prove why our way of thinking, why what works in the state of indiana is going to work for the rest of america. and i really believe i can weigh in on that argument. because when we moved back to our hometown, we did raise that family. three of my four kids work in my business. and the theme of my campaign is that we need to take to washington what works in the real world, what works in jasper, indiana, what works in
warsaw, indiana. what works in this great state where we lead by our performance, just like we did in tackling infrastructure. and i a state that works, thank my lucky stars, that i was born in the state and in my hometown, and that it has worked out. i really do. and we have a narrow window. we have got two years to show that if conservatives, if we can make things work, we need to get our president reelected -- yeah -- and what we are going to do is we are going to get more people from the real world that have had to do things that can fix thiin