Everything you need to know about the midterms and what they mean for 2019 and beyond
Two years of unified Republican control of Washington that delivered comprehensive tax reform and the lifetime appointment of two conservative judges to the nation’s highest court met a bitter if not unpredictable end last Tuesday, when Democrats clawed back control of the House of Representatives after eight years in the minority.
Despite early-morning paeans to bipartisan cooperation by President Donald Trump and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the presumptive Democratic House speaker, Washington is waking today to a radically new normal: divided power.
Will the president be chastened by the results, or will enthusiastic Democrats overplay their hand by pursuing a strategy of crippling investigation and impeachment?
Here, Dentons’ bipartisan public policy team dissects the personalities and politics that shaped the midterms and offers insight into the issues that will animate Washington and state capitols across the country in the new year. Click here to access the report, which will be updated as outstanding races as called.