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The Republican Party maintained control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, while Democrats marched toward control of the House, a prospect that would stop almost all of President Donald Trump's agenda in its tracks.

With Democrats taking control of the House, things could get ugly for Donald Trump and congressional Republicans.

But Tuesday's results were a bitter outcome for Trump after a campaign that became a referendum on his leadership.

In addition, Fox News is calling this for the Democrats.

Democrats need to gain 23 seats in order to regain the majority in the lower chamber, a position of power they haven't been in since 2010. However, Goodstein believes that the relative silence over the alleged links between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation will be broken again as soon as the Democrats take over the House.

Mr. Trump had vacillated on how much blame he would shoulder for ceding the House.

A blue takeover of Congress would have been a disaster for the president - and increased the chances of his opponents launching efforts to remove him from office through impeachment.

Those House races, along with several others in states where polls had closed, were being watched for insights into whether Trump can push forward with his agenda unimpeded or find himself restrained by a Democratic-controlled House.

United States intelligence agencies have concluded the Russian government meddled in the 2016 election with social media posts meant to spread misinformation and sow discord, an accusation denied by Moscow.

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Trump was watching the results alongside friends and family at the White House, his spokeswoman said.

Trump spent Tuesday at the White House, tweeting, making calls, monitoring the races and meeting with his political team.

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You're still up either because Senate returns are really slow, or you are obsessing over Alaska's toss-up gubernatorial race.

The two parties were also tangling in several crucial governors' races, including in Midwest battleground states such as Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa and MI.

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has won election to US Senate from Utah, as expected. More women than ever were running, along with veterans and minorities, many of them motivated by alarm over Trump's rise.

Democrats seized control of the lower house of Congress in midterm elections on Tuesday, dealing a stern rebuke to Donald Trump nearly two years into his polarising, roller coaster presidency. "That means that in order to take control of the House, Democrats will probably have to win the national vote by at least 5-6pp".

Goodstein, however, still believes that Trump "is uniquely disfavored" and numerous voters who strongly disapprove of Trump will take to the polls, allowing the Democrats to regain the House of Representatives.

The campaign unfolded against a backdrop of heated rhetoric and angry debates on immigration, health care and the role of Congress in overseeing the president.

Eastern, NBC News projected that Jennifer Wexton had defeated Barbara Comstock in her bid to represent Virginia's 10th district. Republicans now hold a 51-49 edge in Senate seats and are a strong favourite to retain control of the legislative body.

In Indiana's high-profile US Senate contest, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly is seeking reelection against businessman and former legislator Mike Braun.

Some of the biggest Democratic stars of the campaign lost.

Ted Cruz held off the challenge of Beto O'Rourke in Texas, while the party unseated the Democratic incumbents in Florida, Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen.

All 435 seats in the House, 35 seats in the 100-member Senate and 36 of the 50 state governorships were up for grabs.