Road to Power: House races that can be seen on election night

Road to Power: House races that can be seen on election night


WASHINGTON (AP) – In Tuesday's election, the road to power in the house passes through a few dozen districts. The Republicans defend their majority and the Democrats want to win 23 seats to gain control.

After initial surveys in the eastern United States have been completed, the numbers will provide clues as to where the Americans will be in immigration, health care, gender equality in the # MeToo era in 2018 – and who will represent them in Washington over the next two years want from Donald Trump's presidency.


Some races looking for the points listed in order of survey end times:

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KENTUCKY

Known for the derby and sweet bourbon, the ruby ​​red is the venue for one of the country's most competitive and expensive races. At the battle in Lexington, Republican Andy Barr is in the third campaign against Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot. Trump won the 6th District 2016 by more than 15 percentage points. But thanks to carefully designed campaign ads that have become viral, McGrath is at the forefront of campaign fundraising.


Polls close at 19.00. European summer time

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VIRGINIA

Deputy Dave Brat won his place after disrupting House House majority leader Eric Cantor in the 2014 Republican primary election. Now it's up to Brat to fight for reelection in the Richmond district near Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA official who runs for Congress this year with a record number of women.

Polls close at 19.00. European summer time

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NORTH CAROLINA

The ninth district of North Carolina became an important election campaign when Rev. Mark Harris narrowly displaced three-year MP Robert Pittenger in the GOP preselection, giving the Democrats a broader opening in solid red. Democrats responded with Dan McCready, a veteran of the Iraq war, founder of solar energy companies and a graduate of Harvard Business School. Trump won the district with 12 points, and since his term of office of John F. Kennedy no Democrat has been elected.

Polls close at 19:30. European summer time

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OHIO

It's a rematch in the 12th district in central Ohio between Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O & # 39; Connor. Balderson briefly took control of his seat in a special election following Republican Pat Tiberi's resignation in August. The Republicans in the district seem to be split over the president, making the seat vulnerable to a Democrat like O & Connor has supported some republican ideas. He is engaged to a Republican who calls himself "Dannycrat".


Polls close at 19:30. European summer time

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FLORIDA

National Republicans and Democrats are investing in the headquarters of the 27th Miami District, which has been held by Republican Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen since 1989. The Democratic nominee, Health and Social Affairs Minister Donna Shalala, has stepped up her Spanish-language advertising, and Hillary Clinton has stood up for her. However, she faces a tough challenge from her Republican opponent, Maria Elvira Salazar, a Cuban-American and former radio journalist who speaks Spanish in contrast to Shalala. Although Trump won Florida in 2016, Clinton won this congressional district with almost 20 points.

Polls close at 20.00. European summer time

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NEW JERSEY

In addition to California and Pennsylvania, New Jersey is a priority battlefield for home inspection. Two seats are vacant and left the veterans of republican republicans Frank LoBiondo and Rodney Frelinghuysen. They could fall to the Democrats.

Keep track of the 3rd district south of Trenton, which voted twice for President Barack Obama, but went down about 6 percentage points for Trump. Republican Tom MacArthur fought for reelection. He helped find a deal that led to the "Obamacare" of the GOP abolishing the house enforcement bill (failed in the Senate). His Democratic opponent is the political newcomer Andy Kim, an employee of the National Security Council under Obama, who has worked in Afghanistan.

Polls close at 20.00. European summer time

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PENNSYLVANIA

Democrats have special reason to believe that they can beat up to six seats in the Keystone state. A Supreme Court ruling in January dismissed the boundaries of the six-year congressional districts as unconstitutional in support of the Republicans. The replacement districts approved by the Democratic majority of the court have created more contests.

An important race takes place in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Freshman Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a former FBI agent, has a centrist voting protocol and has specifically tried to distance himself from Trump. He stands opposite Scott Wallace, a long-time Democratic Party donor who co-chairs the Wallace Global Fund, an organization based in Washington, DC, that supports liberal social movements. He is heavily funding his campaign, outdoing Fitzpatrick almost 5-to-1 in the July-September quarter.

Polls close at 20.00. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.

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KANSAS

Trump and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi play a big role in a race in northeastern Kansas. Democrats Paul Davis, former leader of the minorities in the US state, and Republican Steve Watkins, an army veteran and engineer, are fighting for the place vacated by retired Democratic Republican Lynn Jenkins. Davis said he would not support Pelosi as a speaker if the Democrats were to win the House. And the Republicans hoped that Trump's visit to Topeka last month would strengthen Republican Steve Watkins, who was confronted with questions about his claims about his qualifications and background.

Polls close at 9am. European summer time

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MINNESOTA

Four house seats could move from one party to another in this traditionally democratic fortress.

For evidence of democratic success, look at the booming suburbs of the state. Clinton won Minnesota's 3rd ward west of Minnesota with 9 percentage points. GOP MP Erik Paulsen is under strong pressure from Democrat Dean Phillips. Paulsen avoided Trump's recent rally in Rochester and his rally this summer in Duluth, and said he had written in the 2016 elections on behalf of Marco Rubio. Nevertheless, Trump approved Paulsen last month.

Polls close at 9am. European summer time

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NEW MEXICO

The open seat of the 2nd district, which Republican Steve Pearce, who runs for the governor, has left open, shows how the parties are on the border with Mexico, where the number of registered Democrats rests with Republicans. Pearce found support from Hispanics and the region's oil and gas interests. The race between Democrat Xochitl Torres Small and GOP opponent Yyvette Herrell, however, focused on hot-button issues such as immigration and guns. Torres Small has collected more than fivefold the Herrell campaign.

Polls close at 9am. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.

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NEW YORK

This deep blue state takes a look at how race and Trump's clout develops in the president's homeland.

North of New York City in the 19th district, an ad published last month by the Republican National Congressional Committee featured clips by Democrat Antonio Delgado, who used his stage name A. D. to play The Voice Songs from his 2006 rap album. Delgado, a Rhodes scholar and graduate of Harvard Law School, said his opponent, MP John Faso, used racial attacks to alienate him. He was a black candidate in a district that is over 90 percent white. Voters there are evenly divided between Democrats, Republicans and Independents and went twice for Obama, but preferred Trump.

And in the 22nd district of the Buffalo area, former MP Claudia Tenney, an early supporter of Trump, draws comparisons with the president by brutally suggesting that some people who commit mass murders are Democrats and a petition to shut down Clinton advocate. However, in a close race against the Democrat Anthony Brindisi, it has become a gentler tone of the two-party stance. Brindisi, a member of the state, argues that Tenny's hyperpartisan approach undermines her claim to work across the aisle. Trump defeated Clinton by almost 16 percentage points.

Polls close at 9am. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.

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IOWA

An Iowa race offers a test of whether a Trump immigration lawyer can win.

Republican Steve King holds back for a ninth time in his election campaign. His success is suddenly called into question after his controversy over his support for white nationalists. But the Democrats, who are already hoping for two other seats under the four-man delegation from Iowa, have a hard road to success in the 4th district, which scored 27 points for Trump. In an unusual move, the GOP King election chief condemned the week before the election, but it is unclear whether the criticism of his Democratic opponent, J.D. Scholten, will strengthen.

Polls close at 22.00. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.

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CALIFORNIA

Democrats in California have targeted a number of Republican districts that carried Clinton to the 2016 presidential election.

On such a battlefield in the nation's fruit and nut basket, the Central Valley, Republican Jeff Denham tries to stop Democrat Josh Harder from taking his job. Fallout from the Supreme Court Court Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings and disputes over health care and immigration have led to an arms race in which Democrats have a narrow registration margin. Denham, a centrist who voted to lift the Affordable Care Act, won the re-election by 3 percentage points in 2016, while Clinton won the district with about 49 percent of the vote.

In another test of GOP clout in a rapidly changing district, the re-election of MEP Dana Rohrabacher is being called into question for the first time in 30 years. A wave of new and diverse residents and divisions over Trump and the #Metoo movement against sexual misconduct has presented Democrat Harley Rouda with major challenges. The district went to the 2016 presidential contest for Clinton.

Polls close at 11pm. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.

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WASHINGTON

The 3rd district in southwestern Washington offers a test of whether the 2010 Tea Party-run GOP House acquisition has survived. Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, who was first elected this year and twice re-elected with more than 60 percent of the vote, was put into election campaign funding by Democrat Carolyn Long. Herrera Beutler has broken with her party on issues such as health care. But Long has highlighted her references as an outsider. The district, which stretched eastward along the Oregon border, was 7 percentage points for Trump.

Polls close at 11pm. EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME.

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