quinta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2014

Defeat Democrat in Congress leaves Obama isolated

The unpopularity of President Barack Obama and a favourable electoral map the Republicans were determining factors for the Democrats lose their Senate majority and deliver control of Congress to the Republican party, which reinforced the dominance in the House of representatives.

In Kentucky, the Democrat who refused to say whether he voted for Obama, Alison Grimes Lundergan, assumed that the result was not expected "and promised to" continue to fight ", after losing the race for Mitch McConnell, the more likely next Senate majority leader.

Arkansas, South Dakota, West Virginia, Montana, were some of the States that went from Republican to democratic hands.

More surprising was the democratic defeat in Colorado. Mark Udall has lost, but stated that "the privilege to have served the people of Colorado" left him with a sense of victory.

The midterm elections are usually in favour of the opposition and the Republicans managed to maximize gains, taking control of both houses of Congress for the first time since 2006.

Also surprising was the defeat in North Carolina, where Democrat Kay Hagan failed re-election.

The next two years will be tough for the White House. The new political landscape will be discussed on Friday at a meeting between the President and the leaders of the Democrats and the Republicans.

Energy and health are two areas where the White House will have to make concessions to bolster the possibilities of getting to pursue immigration reform, one of the subjects where Obama wants to make his mark.

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