In the state’s largest urban counties, Democratic voters showed up en masse for this year’s midterms. But three of the four large Texas counties with the highest turnout were suburban: Collin and Denton counties, outside of Dallas, and Fort Bend County, outside of Houston.
In the midterms following presidential elections of 1992, 2004 and 2008, the party in control of government suffered well-above-average losses.
Republicans enter the 2018 midterms with 236 seats, a high total for them, not counting four additional seats that are vacant but were last held by Republicans.
Facebook is getting ready to announce that it has alerted Congress to new coordinated political influence campaign, with dozens of inauthentic accounts and pages, ahead of midterms, The New York Times reports, citing three people briefed on the matter.
The last dozen years have seen extremes in midterms. In 2006, with George W.
Nationally, voters on both sides of the aisle were energized by President Donald Trump, with Democrats hoping the 2018 midterms would mark a sharp rebuke of the president and Republicans voting in droves to defend him.
While low, the figure is similar to those of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama at their first midterms.
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For the five midterms before 2014, in years when voters were less likely to say incumbents deserved to serve another term, the incumbent re-election rate in the U.S.
There are 33 senators up for reelection in the 2018 midterms, with 23 of the senators being Democrats and the remaining 10 seats being Republicans.
The most dramatic shift occurred after the 1994 midterms, in which Republicans picked up more than 50 seats in the House of Representatives to gain a majority in that chamber for the first time in 40 years.
But that weak relationship was driven mostly by the 1974 midterm elections, when turnout was among the higher ones for midterms and Congress was relatively popular after the Watergate hearings that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation that summer.