The Democrats have maintained control of the Senate after the announcement of favorable results in the pivotal Nevada election, cementing a much better-than-expected midterm performance by the party. Democratic Senator Katherine Cortez Masto defeated former President Donald Trump-backed former Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican challenger, according to the Associated Press.
Mast’s win gave Democrats 50 of the key Senate seats and Republicans 49, after the Democrats’ victory in Sen. Mark Kelly’s re-election in Arizona late Friday. did. If the Republicans win there. The 50-50 split means the Senate will be effectively controlled by Democrats, as Vice President Kamala Harris has the deciding vote. The Republican Party has suffered another blow after several elections where it performed significantly poorly. Republicans had expressed hope for a “red wave” that could sweep the United States and hand over the Senate. Instead, the waves were more rippling, with a few exceptions like Florida.
A Democratic victory in the Senate could lead to further criticism in Republican circles about who is to blame for the poor performance. Much attention has so far been focused on Trump after endorsing right-wing or prominent candidates who have lost several major elections such as in the United States. B.Dr. Mehmet Oz of Pennsylvania. The victory was a further blow for President Joe Biden after his party ignored pressing concerns that constituencies hit by his low approval ratings and high inflation would affect election results. It is also a boost. Democrats have also defied historical precedent, as the party that holds the White House often loses heavily in midterm elections.
The election results should calm speculation that Biden may withdraw from the 2024 presidential race and resign after a term. He now boasts a strong medium-term track record for delivering solid national bills during his early years as president and bolstering internal support within his party.
Biden said he was “incredibly happy” with voter turnout in the United States, and said Republicans must decide “who they are.” Biden told reporters in Cambodia ahead of the East Asia Summit that he was interested in the Georgia Senate election. “We are focused on Georgia right now,” he said. We are fine wherever we are,” Biden said. “And I know I’m a crooked optimist. I know that. “The voter turnout doesn’t surprise me. I’m incredibly happy. And I think that reflects the quality of the candidates. ” House control is undecided. Biden conceded that such a victory would be “a tall order” for Democrats, but Republicans have fallen far short of expectations of coming to power in Washington.
On the other hand, losing the Senate will draw a lot of attention to Trump’s continued control of the Republican Party. A rift is brewing, with some Republican celebrities publicly urging Trump not to announce his 2024 candidacy, as is widely expected next week. Trump himself has lashed out at Republican favorites who might rival him, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.