Democrats gained momentum and won on Tuesday evening in several U.S. election races, ahead of the closely watched 2018 mid-term elections next November that could see a shakeup in Congress and impact President Trump’s ability to implement change in Washington D.C. during the final 2 years of his first presidential term.
Democrats won on Tuesday in several closely watched governor races in New Jersey and Virginia where Ed Gillespie, a former chair of the Republican National Committee and Counselor to George W. Bush, was defeated by Democrat Ralph Northam, the current lieutenant governor who has a former career background as an American physician.
On Twitter, President Trump boasted about the strength of the U.S. economy, 4 Republican House seat wins, and mentioned that Gillespie had failed to embrace him or what he stands for.
“Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!”
Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017
In New York City, Democrat William DiBlasio, an incumbent candidate, easily won the mayoral race.
Transgender Democrat candidate Danica Roem, an American journalist, became the first transgender candidate in Virginia elected to a state legislature and defeated incumbent Republican candidate Bob Marshall.
Ravinder S. Bhalla, a Sikh mayor candidate of Hoboken, New Jersey won on Tuesday night and became the first Sikh to hold elected office in the state and the first Sikh elected as a mayor of a U.S. city.
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