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LIVE 2018 Midterm Election Night Results: Winners and Losers

November 4, 2019


>>>WHEN IS THIS HIGH, YOU
BETTER COME DOWN.>>I ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY I KNOW
TO GET OUT AND VOTE. >>I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK
TO DO. >>WE ARE PUMPED UP. I CAN’T
WAIT TO VOTE. >>WE COME TOO FAR AND THE
MIDDLE GROUND IS WHERE WE NEED TO BE.>>>VOICES OF VOTERS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. TONIGHT IS THE 119th CONGRESS HANGS IN THE BALANCE.
WILL DEMOCRATS TAKE THE HOUSE? CAN REPUBLICANS PICK UP SENATE
SEATS. WILL BE A BLUE WAVE RIPPLING ACROSS THE NATION AND
DID PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S BAY CENTER GUYS? WILL FOLLOW IT AT
ALL. WELCOME TO ELECTION NIGHT LIVE. I’M LIBBY CASEY .
>>I’M EUGENE SCOTT. WE WILL HAVE
EXPENSIVE COVERAGE BOTH HERE AT THE POST AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY
WHO HAVE BEEN COVERING KEY RACES ALL YEAR LONG.
>>OUR NEWSROOM IS AT THE READY. YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE HOP. THE
NERVE CENTER WERE EDITORS AND REPORTERS ARE KEEPING WATCH OVER
RESULTS AS THE POLLS CLOSE. >>WILL BE HERE LIVE THROUGHOUT
THE NIGHT WITH NEWS AND ANALYSIS WATCHING
THE HOTTEST RACES IN TRACKING THE BALANCE OF POWER. AND
TELLING YOU WHAT IT MEANS. >>A BIT ABOUT OUR COVERAGE
TONIGHT, WE WANT TO WELCOME OUR VIEWERS ON THE WASHINGTON POST
AND HUNDREDS OF LOCAL NEWSPAPERS. WE ARE STREAMING ON
YOUTUBE FOR ALL OF OUR VIEWERS AROUND THE WORLD. AND YOU CAN
FIND US IN SNAPCHAT AS WELL. ALSO, A SPECIAL HELLO TO THOSE
WATCHING ON TWITCH. >>NOW, YOU MAY NOTICE AT THE
BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN, THERE IS A ROLLING RESULTS BAR. AS POLLS
CLOSE AND PRECINCTS REPORT, THE RESULTS WILL UPDATE IN REAL TIME
FROM GOVERNORS TO SEND IT TO HOUSE RACES. WE WILL ALSO ALERT
YOU TO THE MAJOR RACE CAUSES. OUR COLLEAGUE, PHILIP WILL JOIN
US THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT BREAKING DOWN THE LATEST RESULTS.
>>WE SHOULD MENTION THAT POLLS OF
CLOTHES AND A NUMBER OF STATES. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. VOTING HAS
ENDED IN PARTS OF FLORIDA AND KENTUCKY AND IN GEORGIA, INDIANA
AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, SOUTH CAROLINA VERMONT AND VIRGINIA.
NOW FLORIDA AND VIRGINIA ARE TO THE STATES WHERE OUR REPORTERS
ARE ON THE GROUND FOLLOWING THE ACTION. THEY ARE AT CAMPAIGN
RALLIES AND WATCH PARTIES TALKING TO VOTERS AND THEY WILL
BE BRING US BREAKING NEWS. >>IS A QUICK LOOK AT WHAT TO
EXPECT.>>Reporter: COULD THE U.S.
SENATE RACE GET CLOSER IN THE BATTLEGROUND STATE OF FLORIDA?
THE SHIFTS IN DEMOGRAPHICS IN THE STATE COULD CHANGE
EVERYTHING. WE ARE LIVE IN ORLANDO.
>>IF THERE IS A BLUE WAVE TONIGHT, EARLY INDICATIONS WILL
COME AND VIRGINIA FOR SEVERAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL
DISTRICTS COULD FLIP. WE WILL BE LIVE.
>>IN MISSOURI, SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO HOLD ON. THERE IS
A THIRD TIM IN A STATE WHERE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REMAINS
POSSIBLE. >>BETTER WALKUPS TO MAKE
HISTORY AND UPSET TED CRUZ. WE ARE LIVE AT THE BALLPARK.>>>BY THE END OF THE NIGHT ON
TUESDAY, ARIZONA WILL HAVE ELECTED ITS FIRST WOMAN TO THE
SENATE. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS, THAT CENTER COULD BE A
DEMOCRAT. WE ARE LIVE IN SCOTTSDALE.
>>>CALIFORNIA USED TO BE HOME TO A RELIABLY RED CONGRESSIONAL
DISTRICT. THAT MAY BE CHANGING. WE ARE LIVE FROM COSTA MESA
CALIFORNIA. >>>WELL — WILL CHECK IN WITH REPORTERS.
WE WILL HAVE GUESTS ARE SET AND MEMBERS OF OUR
POST-AWARD-WINNING POLITICS TEAM. OUR NATIONAL POLITICAL
CORRESPONDENT, WELCOME. KAREN, OPINIONS, LIST COVERING NATIONAL POLITICS.
KAREN, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. YOU HAVE BEEN TRAVELING AROUND
THE COUNTRY. WHAT ARE WE NOT FEELING AND HEARING IN
WASHINGTON THAT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
TALKING ABOUT? >>JUST HOW ENERGIZED BOTH SIDES
ARE. I THINK DEMOCRATS MAY BE MORE ENERGIZED. BUT EVERYWHERE
YOU GO, A LOT OF REPUBLICANS ARE WORKED UP ABOUT THE SELECTION.
THERE WAS A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES, THERE FEELING
LIKE THE COUNTRY IS AT STAKE. DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE BEEN
ACTIVATED FOR A LONG TIME SINCE BASICALLY THE DAY DONALD TRUMP
IS ELECTED. THEY’VE BEEN CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO VOTE.
THAT’S WHY USING REPORTS OF POLLING PLACES RUNNING OUT OF
BALLOTS IN DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN AREAS.
>>YOUR CONFIRMING WITH A LOT OF CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS HAVE SAID.
PEOPLE ON OUR SIDE ARE EXCITED. BUT IT’S INTERESTING TO SEE IT
COME TO FRUITION AS PEOPLE GO TO THE POLLS. KAREN, IS AS A
REFERENDUM ON PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP? OTHER OTHER THINGS PEOPLE
CARE ABOUT OR THINKING ABOUT? >>ABSOLUTELY, IT IS REFERENDUM
ON DONALD TRUMP. MIDTERM ELECTIONS ALWAYS ARE A
REFERENDUM ON THE PRESIDENTS PERFORMANCE. IN DONALD TRUMP’S
CASE IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS BEEN ON STEROIDS. IT’S NOT TO SAY THAT
PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT ISSUES, I’VE BEEN AMAZED TO WATCH THE
EMERGENCE OF HEALTHCARE AS THE TOP OF VOTER CONCERNS. BUT IN MANY
WAYS, THAT IS ALSO FRAMED AS ALMOST A REACTION TO DONALD
TRUMP AND REPUBLICAN CONTROL. >>IS THERE AN ISSUE THAT PEOPLE
ARE THINKING ABOUT WHEN THEY HAD TO THE POLLS THAT THE MEDIA
HASN’T PAID AS MUCH ATTENTION TO, KAREN?
>>I LOOK AT ARIZONA OVER THE WEEKEND. ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS
SURPRISED BY WAS HEARING A SMALL BUSINESSMAN TALK WITH GREAT
PASSION ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S TARIFF POLICY. THE FACT IS THERE
ARE PEOPLE REACTING TO ISSUES THAT UPSET THEM. IT REALLY DOES
VARY WHERE EVER YOU ARE. I WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE HOUSE
TOSSUP RACES. EVERY HOUSE RACES UP FOR ELECTION. THERE ARE ABOUT 60-70 THOUGHT TO
BE IN PLAY. THESE ARE THE TOSSUP RACES. THIS IS WHERE WE’LL BE
FOCUSING OUR ATTENTION. THERE COULD BE SURPRISES THROUGHOUT
THE NIGHT. BUT YOU’VE BEEN HITTING SOME OF THESE DISTRICTS,
JAMES. >>WHAT WILL YOU BE WATCHING HER
IN THE EAST COAST AS WE HEAD WEST AS EARLY INDICATORS.
>>VIRGINIA IS ONE OF THE SUPER INTERESTING STATES. HE’S TO BE
DEMOCRAT SINCE LBJ, THEREFORE POTENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PICKUP
OPPORTUNITIES . THEIR DIFFERENT DISTRICTS. I
THINK WILL GET A EARLY SENSE OF HOW BIG IF THERE IS A WAVE, HOW
BIG THE DEMOCRATIC WAVE IS. BARBARA COMSTOCK IS VULNERABLE
AND SHE’S PROBABLY GOING TO LOSE IT YOU GO FURTHER SOUTH, THE GUY
WHO BEAT ERIC CANTOR A FEW YEARS AGO, DAVE BRAD, THAT IS A SOLID
TRUMP DISTRICT. HE WANTED BY DOUBLE
DIGITS. ABIGAIL SAMBURG, A FORMER CIA OFFICER HAS RUN A
VERY STRONG CAMPAIGN. IF ABIGAIL IS WINNING THAT RACE, THAT IS AN
EARLY INDICATOR THAT WILL BE A WAVE AND YET TO OTHER DISTRICTS
THAT MAY BE ARE IN DIFFERENT WAYS REFLECTING
DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHICS. ONE TOWARDS CHARLOTTESVILLE,
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA CAMPUS AREA. THE DEMOCRATS ARE WINNING
THERE AND YOU’LL SEE A LOT OF PICKUPS. I THINK VIRGINIA IS A
GOOD EARLY GAUGE. >>AWESOME, LAST OF EIGHT
ENGINE. LET’S CHECK IN WITH PHILIP BUMP AND SEE WHAT HE’S
WATCHING. >>THE THING I WANT TO FOCUS ON,
YOU CAN SAY WE HAVE SOME RESULTS IN INDIANA, 4% REPORTING. IGNORE
ANYTHING LESS THAN 50% OF THIS POINT. NOTHING TO SEE HERE. WE
DON’T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON. WHAT I DO
WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE VOTES THAT BEEN CAST NATIONALLY. WE
HAVE SEEN TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ALREADY VOTE IN THIS
YEARS ELECTION. HOW, EARLY VOTING. THE STATE OF FLORIDA, WE
ARE RAISING 5.2 MILLION PEOPLE CAST THEIR BALLOTS IN FLORIDA
BEFORE VOTING STARTED TODAY. WILL COME BACK TO THAT.
>>THE STATE OF TEXAS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE. THE STATE OF TEXAS, 4.8
MILLION PEOPLE HAVE VOTED WHICH IS MORE THAN VOTED IN THE
ENTIRETY OF THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS. EARLY VOTING SEEING A
HUGE SURGE. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? LET’S GO BACK TO FLORIDA,
YOU MAY REMEMBER 2016, WE SAW IN FLORIDA THAT HILLARY CLINTON WAS
DOMINATING IN EARLY VOTING. PARTY REPRESENTATION SUGGESTED
HILLARY CLINTON WOULD DO WELL IN THAT STATE BUT SHE LOST IT. IT’S
HARD TO KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF THESE THINGS IN EARLY VOTING.
THE ONLY WAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO TELL IS ONCE ALL THE VOTES ARE
COUNTED AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.>>THANK YOU. WE’VE MENTIONED
THAT HER POST REPORTERS ARE IN THE GROUND STATES ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. WILL HEAD TO VIRGINIA IN A FEW MOMENTS. BUT FIRST, ONE
OF THE SENTENCE CLOSELY WATCHED RACES IS IN FLORIDA. THE
REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT, IS TAKING ON INCUMBENT BILL NELSON. IT IS BEEN A TIGHT
RACE. >>LET’S CHECK IN WITH THE POST
ROWLAND AND LOGAN. HERE’S THE LATEST. RHONDA?
>>THANKS. WE’RE HERE RIGHT NOW AT THE WATCH PARTY. A LOT OF
PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO FILL-IN, SUPPORTERS SEEM ENERGIZED. THEY
WANT THIS TO BE A VICTORY PARTY FOR THEM
AT THE END OF THE EVENING. BUT IT IS A TIGHT RACE. THIS IS ONE
RACE WHERE EVERYONE IS WATCHING, THE DEMOCRATS WANT NELSON TO
HOLD ON. HE IS 18 YEAR SENATOR FOR THE STATE BUT HE’S UP AGAINST THE STATES
GOVERNOR. IT IS A TIGHT RACE AND IS BEEN TOO CLOSE TO CALL IN
RECENT WEEKS. WE ARE WATCHING THAT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. THERE
ARE OTHER THINGS WERE WATCHING IN FLORIDA, THERE WAS A
POTENTIALLY HISTORIC GOVERNORS RAISE BETWEEN ANDREW GILLAM AND RHONDA SANTOS.
THAT IS A VERY CLOSE RACE THAT IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL RIGHT NOW.
BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE IN THE NATION ARE WATCHING THAT BECAUSE
OF THE HISTORY FACTOR THAT COULD HAPPEN. THERE IS ALSO AN UPTICK
AND VOTER REGISTRATION AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE. SOME PEOPLE ARE
CALLING THE PARKLAND EFFECT AFTER PEOPLE MOBILIZE AROUND GUN
CONTROL LAST YEAR AND THROUGH THE FALL. GETTING PEOPLE
REGISTERED TO VOTE AND GETTING IN PEOPLE ENERGIZED ABOUT THE
SELECTION. WE MIGHT SEE THOSE NUMBERS AFFECT THE RESULTS HERE
IN FLORIDA. ANOTHER THING IS POSSIBLE HURRICANE MARIA EFFECT.
REMEMBER LAST YEAR, HURRICANE MARIA DEVASTATED PUERTO RICO.
MANY PUERTO RICANS WENT TO FLORIDA AND THEY HAVE SETTLED IN
CERTAIN POCKETS AROUND THE STATE AND CHANGE DEMOGRAPHICS. THAT
MAY BE IN PLAY TONIGHT AS WELL. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP TALKING TO
PEOPLE AROUND THE PARTY TONIGHT AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU
LATER IN THE EVENING. BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH ROUNDUP. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT
A BIG LOCAL RACE WE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON. IT’S TONIGHT, IT IS
VIRGINIA’S 10th HOUSE DISTRICT WHERE INCOME BUT REPUBLICAN
BARBARA COMSTOCK IS FIGHTING TO KEEP HER SEAT AGAINST DEMOCRATIC
CHALLENGERS. >>WE HAVE TO POST EMILY LIVE IN DALLAS AT THE
FLEXED AND WATCH PARTY. IT IS ABOUT 30 MINUTES OUTSIDE DC BUT
IF IS A DIFFERENT WORLD, EMILY. HOW IS A RACE PLAYING OUT?
>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP NAME IS NOT ON THE TICKET. BUT OF
COURSE, HIS PRESENCE HAS LOOMED LARGE OVER THIS RACE WERE
DEMOCRAT CHALLENGER JENNIFER LEX LYNN HAS BEEN TRYING TO TIE YOUR
OPPONENT, REPUBLICAN OPPONENT REPUBLICAN — BARBARA COMSTOCK
TO THE PRESIDENT WHO IS UNPOPULAR IN THIS BLUE DISTRICT.
THIS CONGRESSIONAL SEAT HAS BEEN A REPUBLICAN HANDS FOR ALMOST 40
YEARS. BUT THE DISTRICT WENT BLUE IN 2016 FOR HILLARY CLINTON
AND AGAIN IN 2017 FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM. LET’S
HAVE A LISTEN TO THIS CLIP. >>BARBARA COMSTOCK MIGHT AS
WELL BE BARBARA TRUMP-STOCK. HE IS AGAINST EXTENDING MEDICAID
IN VIRGINIA, AGAINST PROTECTIONS FOR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS ANY
SABOTAGE THE HEALTHCARE MARKET HIKING INSURANCE RATES UP TO 64%
IN VIRGINIA. BARBARA TRUMP-STOCK AGREES BUT FOR TRUMP 90% OF THE
TIME.>>Reporter: COMSTOCK HAS BEEN
TAKING PAINS TRYING TO CREATE DAYLIGHT BETWEEN HERSELF AND THE PRESIDENT. SHE’S BEEN
HIGHLIGHTING HER INDEPENDENCE AND DOESN’T MENTION HER PARTY
AFFILIATION. IS IT ENOUGH? HAS SHE CREATED ENOUGH SPACE OR WILL
THAT LABEL TRUMP-STOCK STICK? WILL FIND OUT LATER. WE’RE HERE
AT THE WATCH PARTY WHERE A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS ARE JUST STARTING
TO TRICKLE IN. THE DOORS ARE OPEN AND THE BARS ARE OPEN.
PEOPLE HERE HAVE REASON TO CELEBRATE. THE FIELD PRETTY
OPTIMISTIC. WESTON HAS BEEN AHEAD IN THE POLLS BUT IT IS
COMING DOWN TO TURN OUT AND NO ONE IS READY TO THE CHICKENS
BEFORE THEY HATCH. WE WILL HAVE MORE.
>>Reporter: YOU GUYS.>>>THANK YOU, EMILY. I WILL
BRING YOU BACK INTO THE CONVERSATION, KAREN. HOW CRUCIAL
IS IT FOR DEMOCRATS SOME OF THE HOUSE TONIGHT IN TERMS OF
EVERYTHING? >>YES, YOUR VOTE MATTERS. YOU
MAY BE A FIRST TIME VOTER, AND YOU’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN
AMERICA. HOW MUCH DOES IT DEPEND ON DEMOCRATS BEING ABLE
TO STOP DONALD TRUMP? IF HE IS THE GUY WHO’S NOT ON THE TICKET,
HE MAY AS WELL BE. >>I THINK IF THEY FAIL TO DO
THIS, THAT IS THE CONSEQUENCE, IT WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY DIRE
ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE EXPECTATION, ESPECIALLY GIVEN
THE ACTIVISM IN THEIR BASE AND THE INTENSITY IN THEIR BASE. IF
THE DEMOCRATS DO PICK UP THE HOUSE, THE FACT IS THEY CAN STOP A LOT
OF THINGS LEGISLATIVELY ALTHOUGH DON’T FORGET, IF THEY PICK UP
THE HOUSE, A LOT OF THE REASONS THEY LOVE THIS MAJORITIES
BECAUSE DEMOCRATS COMING FROM CONSERVATIVE DISTRICTS. WE ARE
NOT TALKING ABOUT LAUNCHING A BIG VOTE FOR IMPEACHMENT OR
ANYTHING LIKE THAT. BUT THEY CAN STOP THINGS , THE OTHER THING THEY WILL HAVE
IS SUBPOENA POWER. AND THE REPUBLICANS, WHILE THEY WERE
RUNNING THINGS, REALLY EXPANDED THE NUMBER OF COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
WHO HAVE THE POWER TO SEND OUT SUBPOENAS ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT
AGREEMENT FROM THE MINORITY, WITHOUT TAKING A VOTING COMMITTEE. I
THINK THAT IS THE THING THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAY BE MOST
WORRIED ABOUT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE.>>
>>Translator: TRY TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. IS THIS A REFERENDUM
ON ME? IS IT REPUBLICAN-CONGRESSIONAL
LEADERSHIP FAULT IF WE LOSE THE HOUSE? WHAT DO THE VOTERS THINK?
>>I THINK YOU WILL SEE ASSUMING THE OUTCOME IS WHAT KAREN AND
EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT, WHICH IS DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE. REBEL
GUNS MAY BE EXPAND THEIR MAJORITY, YOU WILL SEE IT IS A
MIXED VERDICT. YOU SEE KELLYANNE CONWAY TRYING
TO MAKE THAT CASE. I DON’T THINK THAT’S TRUE. IT’S THE NATURE OF
THE MAP AND ITS REJECTION OF THE PRESIDENT. IN SOME WAYS, IT IS
HISTORY, THE PRESIDENTS PARTY ALWAYS LOSES DURING THE MIDTERM
ELECTIONS. THE PRESIDENT IS MORE UNDERWATER, HIS IMPROVEMENT —
APPROVAL RATINGS ARE WORSE THAN BROCK OBAMAS IN 2010.
>>WE JUST SAW MAP OF, A COUPLE OF THESE STATES FROM POLITICAL REPORTS JUST MOVED
INTO THE TOSSUP COLUMN WITH THE LAST 24 HOURS. NEW JERSEY AND
TEXAS. YOU CAN SEE OTHER STATES WE ARE WATCHING. WHAT WE ALL
KNOW IS IN THE HOUSE, THE REPUBLICANS
ARE PLAYING DEFENSE. IN THE SENATE, DEMOCRATS ARE PLAYING
DEFENSE, KAREN AND EUGENE. DEMOCRATS ARE MORE IN A TOUGH
SPOT HERE IN THE SENATE. >>ABSOLUTELY. THE DEMOCRATS
CANNOT LOSE ANY SEATS AND SO IF THEY CAN HOLD ON, THAT IS
ACTUALLY A GOOD NIGHT. THE HOPE IS THEY WILL GAIN SOME. BUT IT
IS NOT LIKE LIKE A WELL BASED OFF WHAT WE’VE SEEN.
>>ARE YOU SURPRISED TO SEE A STATE LIKE NEW JERSEY IN THE TOSSUP CATEGORY THAT MAY
BE BECAUSE OF THE HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC CENTERS?
>>EXACTLY. NEW JERSEY AND TEXAS MOVING INTO THESE CATEGORIES. IT
IS PARTIALLY A REFLECTION OF THE POLITICAL CLIMATE. IT IS ALSO A
MEASURE OF THE TWO PARTICULAR DEMOCRATS WHO ARE RUNNING.
>>SURE. >>THAT O’ROURKE HAS PROVEN TO
BE AN EXTRAORDINARY TALENT. THE STATE THAT HAS ELECTED A
DEMOCRAT TO ANY STATEWIDE OFFICE SINCE 1994. IT’S BOB MENENDEZ’S ETHICAL
PROBLEM THAT IS GOTTEN HIM INTO THIS SITUATION. ONE OF THE BLUE
STATES OF THE COUNTRY. >>ONE OF THE BIG HESSIANS OF
THE NIGHT IS GOING TO BE THE YEAR THE WOMAN. WE KNOW IT IS
THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN CANDIDATE BECAUSE THERE ARE A WORKING
NUMBER THEM RUNNING. >>AND THERE ARE UNIQUE WAYS TO
TELL A STORY. >>THERE ARE RECORD NUMBERS OF
WOMEN RUNNING FOR HOUSE, SENATE AND GOVERNORS THIS YEAR. THEY’VE
BEEN INSPIRED BY THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT, BY PRESIDENT TRUMP HIMSELF IN THE
ME TO MOVEMENT. MANY PEOPLE MAY NOT REALIZE HOW FAR THE U.S.
LIKE SPAN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF THE OVERALL PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN
IT HAS IN ITS LEGISLATIVE BRANCH. TONIGHT, AS WELL AS
TALKING TO REPORTERS AND ANALYSTS ABOUT SPECIFIC
CANDIDATES, WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THE BIGGER PICTURE OF
WOMEN IN AMERICAN POLITICS. WITH ME TO TELL THE STORY IN A WAY IS
AMY KANE. >>HI, OUR MISSION IS TO ELEVATE
STORIES CRITICAL TO THE LIFE OF WOMEN. TO TELL TONIGHT STORY, WE
DECIDED TO COMMISSION A MERRLAM PARK
>>THAT SOUNDS CREATIVE AND PATRIOTIC. I KNOW WE HAVE A
SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT THIS MURAL LOOKS LIKE. THE ARTISAN AND
WORKING AWAY ALL NIGHT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.
>> 7 7 7 7>>THIS IS HUGE, THIS IS AS
SILLY SO MUCH BIGGER THAN I IMAGINE. NOT THAT. CAN YOU TELL ME A BIT ABOUT THIS
AND WHAT THE FEATHERS THEMSELVES ARE PRESENT?
>>THERE ARE 184 FEATHERS IN EACH ONE REPRESENTS A
NONINCUMBENT WOMAN RUNNING FOR CONGRESS OR GOVERNOR SEE. AS THE
NIGHT GOES ON, WE WILL FILL IN A FEATHER WHEN A WOMAN WINS.
>>WILL THIS LOOK LIKE? >>I DON’T KNOW. THAT’S A GREAT
QUESTION. I SUPPOSE IT CAN SHOW HOW FAR WOMEN HAVE COME FROM.
THIS IS AN ACTUAL MIRROR BEING PAINTED LIVE IN THE
DC HOTEL. IT WILL BE THERE FOR A WHILE. THIS MURAL IS ON.
>>THAT’S RIGHT. WILL PEOPLE COME OUT AND TAKE PHOTOS AND
SHARE. >>CAN I BE A FIRST PERSON TO
TAKE A SELFIE? >>OKAY.
>>WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY SELFIES ON THE SET UNTIL THE
NIGHT HAS BEEN CALLED. >>THEY ARE THE WOMAN SO
RELEVANT. KAREN, YOUR MEMBER THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN. THE ANITA
HILL’S HAPPEN. AND LET TO THE HUGE SURGE OF WOMEN RUNNING. BUT
HUGE IS A RELATIVE TERM WE LOOK BACK, IT SAYS SO FEW SEATS WERE TAKEN.
>>DO YOU SEE DOES A RELATIVE STORYLINE?>>ABSOLUTELY. I’VE BEEN SO
IMPRESSED AS I TRAVELED THE COUNTRY BY A LOT OF THESE WOMEN
CANDIDATES. IN 1992, PARTICULARLY WOMEN RUNNING FOR
THE SENATE. THAT WAS A BIG STORY. THERE WERE WOMEN WHO WERE
PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS. THEY’VE BEEN ON THE CITY COUNCIL
OR THE SCHOOL BOARD OR WHATEVER. WHAT I WAS STRUCK BY IS A TERM
OF THE COUNTRY IS HOW MANY WOMEN ARE COMING AT POLITICS FROM COMPLETELY
DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE. THERE ARE VETERANS, THEY ARE FORMER
CIA AGENTS, THEIR TEACHERS. THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO ESSENTIALLY WOKE
UP, PRACTICALLY THE MORNING AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION AS
BORN-AGAIN ACTIVISTS. WOMEN HAVE ALSO REALLY BEEN THE FACE OF THE
RESISTANCE MOVEMENT. STARTING THE DAY AFTER THE INAUGURATION
WITH THE HUGE WOMEN’S MARCH. JAMES, IS GINGER FACTORING INTO
PEOPLES VOTE IN TERMS OF WANTING TO SEE WOMEN REPRESENT THEM. HOW
MANY PLACES I’VE BEEN TRAVELING TO, HOW MUCH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT?
>>IT’S BIG, I JUST GOT BACK FROM NEW MEXICO. THERE ARE TWO
WOMEN. IT WILL BE THE FIRST WOMAN, FIRST LATINO WOMAN TO
REPRESENT THE DISTRICT ON BOTH SIDES. THAT IS CERTAINLY PART OF
IT. THE DEMOCRAT, A 33-YEAR-OLD, SHE IS A SENATE STAFFER AND SHE
WENT HOME TO PRACTICE, SHE’S ONLY 32 YEARS OLD. AFTER STEVE
PEARCE, THE LONGTIME , WHITE MALE WHO IS 70 YEARS OLD
ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT, SHE WAS MAKING A LIST OF CANDIDATES
WHO WOULD BE GOOD TO RUN IN THIS RED DISTRICT. SHE WAS MAKING A
LIST AND SAID WHY NOT ME? WHY SHOULD I RUN? SHE TOLD THE STORY
VERY AUTHENTICALLY AND SHE SAID, SHE TOLD A MOVING STORY WHEN I
INTERVIEWED HER ABOUT GROWING UP AS A LATINA, DAUGHTER OF
IMMIGRANTS AND NOT FEELING REPRESENTED AND THAT I WAS WITH
HER AT A GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY, A YOUNG MAN CAME UP TO HER AND
SAID I’M CANVASSING FOR YOU BECAUSE
THE WHOLE TIME I’VE GROWN UP, EVEN NEW MEXICO, I NEVER FELT
REPRESENTED. I FEEL REPRESENTED BY YOU. AND YOU ARE SEEING A LOT
OF THAT. >>THAT WAS A MAN IT WAS COMING
UP TO. >>THIS IS COMPLICATED. THERE IS
A HISTORIC GENDER GAP. THE GENDER GAP CUTS BOTH WAYS. IT IS
REALLY TITANIC ON THE FEMALE SIDE. THERE IS ALSO A VERY LARGE
MALE GENDER GAP, TOO. WE SOUGHT IN CIRCLES AFTER THE BRETT
KAVANAUGH HEARINGS. JUST HOW BIG THOSE GENDER GAPS ARE, BECAUSE
ONE CAN OFFSET THE OTHER. THAT WILL BE A BIG THING TO
WATCH TONIGHT. >>PIVOTING FROM NEW MEXICO TO
NEARBY ARIZONA. IT WILL BE THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN NO MATTER WHO
WINS. BOTH OF THE CANDIDATES ARE WOMEN. REPUBLICAN MARTHA McSALLY
AND DEMOCRAT KRISTIN SET UP. THEY’RE REPLACING RETIRING
SENATOR JEFF FLAKE HAS BEEN ONE OF THE TOUGHEST IN THE COUNTRY.
>>WE’VE BEEN TRACKING THE RACE AND JOINS US. THIS IS IN
SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA. WHY IS THIS RACE SO IMPORTANT TO WATCH?
>>Reporter: THE MOMENT THAT JEFF FLAKE WASN’T RUNNING FOR
REELECTION, THE RACE TO REPLACE HIM BECAME ONE THE MOST CLOSELY
WATCHED IN THE NATION. THIS IS A RACE THAT DETERMINES WHICH PARTY
COULD IT — CAN CONTROL THE SENATE. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME
IN A LONG TIME, THE ACTUAL SHOT HERE IN ARIZONA. KEEP IN MIND,
THIS IS A PARTY THAT HASN’T WON A STATEWIDE RACE IN 10 YEARS.
THEY HAVEN’T WON A SENATE RACE IN 20 YEARS. BUT THE CANDIDATE
THIS TIME OF — AROUND HALF HAS CANDIDATES FEELING OPTIMISTIC.
SHE IS RUNNING A SMART, CAUTIOUS AND PAID FOR SENATE MOST OF RATS
DON’T EVEN MENTION SHE IS A DEMOCRAT, THEY EXPRESS OR CHRIS
DANIELS AS A CENTRIST IS A BIPARTISAN PROBLEM CENTER. HER
OPPONENT IS FORMIDABLE, THAT IS REPUBLICAN MARTHA McSALLY, WITH
HER WATCH PARTY IN SCOTT’S THEY HAD TO , WILL BRING YOU UPDATES AND MIX
HALLEY IS A DECORATED AIR FORCE VETERAN. SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN
TO FLY IN COMBAT FOR THE U.S. LIKE CINEMA, SHE IS A MEMBER OF
THE HOUSE, AND SHE HAS A REPUTATION AS A POLITICAL
MODERATE. AND YET HER SENATE CAMPAIGN HASN’T BEEN ONE OF
MODERATION. SHE IS TRY TO FIRE UP THE GOP BASE TO APPEAL TO THE
MOST CONSERVATIVE ARIZONANS WITH A MESSAGE SAYING IF YOU DON’T VOTE FOR ME,
THE SENATE COULD BE LOST TO THE DEMOCRATS. HERE’S WHAT SHE TOLD
THE WASHINGTON POST THIS YEAR. >>HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO
GROW THE SENATE MAJORITY FOR REPUBLICANS. BUT IF THERE’S ANY
CHANCE THAT THE SENATE MAJORITY COULD FLIP, IT GOES THROUGH
ARIZONA. SO, I’M THE FIREWALL TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN. I
WILL MAKE SURE WE KEEP THIS SEAT AND THERE IS ACTUALLY NO CHANCE
THAT CHUCK SCHUMER AND ELIZABETH WARREN AND BERNIE SANDERS ARE IN
CHARGE IN THE SENATE. >>Reporter: THIS RACE IS TRULY
A TOSSUP. ALMOST ALL THE POLLING HAS BEEN WITHIN THE MARGIN OF
ERROR. THE NIGHT IS STILL YOUNG OUT WEST. THERE IS STILL A
COUPLE OF HOURS LEFT TO VOTE. THE ONLY THING WE CAN SAY IS BY
THE END OF THE NIGHT THE — ARIZONA WILL HAVE ELECTED THEIR
FIRST WOMAN TO THE SENATE. >>IN TEXAS, THE SENATE RACES
MUST BE A SHOE IN FOR REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT TED CRUZ. HE HAS FACED
A TOUGH CHALLENGER AND CONGRESSMAN BETO O’ROURKE. HIS CAMPAIGN IS PULLED AND
SUPPORTERS IN DOLLARS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND DEMOCRATS
MAY LEARN FROM THIS RUN. >>INDEED, THE POWER HAS BEEN
FOLLOWING THE CAMPAIGN FOR MONTHS. LEE, WISER SO MUCH
EXCITEMENT ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN? >>Reporter: GOOD EVENING FROM SOUTHWEST
UNIVERSITY PARK. THIS IS IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO, HOME OF THE EL PASO WAS. THE AAA
AFFILIATE OF THE SAN DIEGO PADRES. BETO O’ROURKE IS EXPECTING A BIG
CROWD HERE TONIGHT. HE NEEDED ONE OF THE BIGGEST VENUES IN ALL
OF THE CITY. I’VE BEEN PULLING THIS RACE SINCE APRIL TRAVELING
AROUND TEXAS WITH O’ROURKE IS 47 YEARS OLD AND A THREE TERM
CONGRESSMAN FROM HER IN A PASO. I SPENT TIME WITH THE INCUMBENT
,’S SENATOR TED CRUZ. IN BIG CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS, O’ROURKE
HAS DRAWN CROWDS. PEOPLE LIKE HIS ENTHUSIASM, HIS
ENERGY AND IS HOPEFUL MESSAGE. HE VOWED TO VISIT ALL 204
COUNTIES OF TEXAS WHICH HE DID. HE USUALLY DROVE HIMSELF. WE
CAUGHT UP WITH THEM FLYING INTO WEST TEXAS, TAKE A LOOK.
>>THE ONE TEXAS KNEW WHO I WAS A YEAR AGO. BUT, WE KNEW WE HAD
TO DO EVERYTHING WITHIN OUR POWER TO MAKE SURE WE MADE THIS
A BETTER PLACE. AND WE MEET THE CHALLENGE, WALLS, MUSLIM BANDS
OR ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, THEY ARE DIMINISHING ANY DIGNITY LEFT
IN NATIONAL SERVICE AND PUBLIC LIFE. WE HAD TO BE PART OF THE
SOLUTION AND WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT THIS IS IT’S CLEAR THAT IS NOT GOING TO
BE ABOUT ANY ONE PERSON. IT’S NOT GOING TO BE ABOUT ME. I DON’T ALONE HAVE WHAT IT
TAKES. IT WILL NOT BE ABOUT ANY PARTY. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE ARE
ENOUGH DEMOCRATS TO DO THIS. IT HAS TO BE MY PEOPLE.
>>Reporter: WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE INCUMBENT, REPUBLICAN
SENATOR TED CRUZ. BACK TO YOU. >>>YOU’RE JUST IN ARIZONA. WOMEN
ARE TRYING TO RUN TO THE CENTER IN WAYS THAT MAKE SALLY WANTS TO
ALIGN HERSELF WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WHEN IT WORKS FOR.
>>IS INTERESTING. THESE TWO WOMEN ARE SO SIMILAR. THEY ARE COMPETITIVE TRIATHLETES. BOTH OF
THEM HAVE VOTING RECORDS THAT PUT THEM ON THE MODERN ENDS OF
THEIR PARTY. BUT THEY’RE BOTH WOMEN WHO HAVE REMADE THEMSELVES
FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY. KRISTIN CINEMA USED TO BE A
SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GREEN PARTY. NOW SHE IS RUNNING AS THE MOST
BIPARTISAN MEMBER OF THE HOUSE. WE TALKED ABOUT MARTHA McSALLY
WHO IS BEEN A MODERATE BOTH IN VOTING RECORD AND TOM WHO IS NOW
THAT’S BACK AND —
>>IT IS GROUND ZERO FOR TESTING THIS MESSAGE THAT PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP HAS CHOSEN FOR THE END OF HIS CAMPAIGN. HE IS NOT
TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY. HE HAS GONE HARD-LINE IMMIGRATION,
DOING WHAT HE CAN TO STIR UP RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA AND FEAR.
ARIZONA IS GOING TO BE THE BEST TEST OF WHETHER THAT WAS A SMART
THING TO DO POLITICALLY. ARIZONA HAS BEEN GROUND ZERO FOR ANTI-IMMIGRANT FEELINGS IN THIS
COUNTRY. >>I AGREE. I COVERED POLITICS
IN ARIZONA AND THE ECONOMY IS A BIG ISSUE THERE. BUT HE DECIDED TO FOCUS ON
IMMIGRATION WHICH IS AN INTERESTING PIVOT. ONE THING I
WANT TO PAY ATTENTION TO, ASSUMING THAT CINEMA WINS, WILL
BE INTERESTING TO SEE MA REPUBLICAN VOTES YOU GOT WITH
THIS MESSAGE. >>I WANT TO GET SOMETHING FROM
YOU JAMES ABOUT THE MESSAGES RESONATING FROM VOTERS. IS
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S ATTEMPTS TO GET A CLOSING MESSES
OUT HITTING VOTERS? ARE REPUBLICANS FRUSTRATED? DO THEY WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT
THE ECONOMY? >>I’VE BEEN ON THE ROAD A LOT.
I CALLED THE DC STRATEGIST. THEY FEEL IT’S BEEN A DISASTER
AND IT’S TERRIBLE. IT’S COSTING THEM A BUNCH OF HOUSE SEATS
INCLUDING THE SUBURBS OF MINNEAPOLIS. HE COULD
POTENTIALLY COST THEM ARIZONA. BUT, I WILL TELL YOU IN THE
COUNTRY, TRUMP’S MESSAGE DOES BREAK THROUGH TO HIS BASE. TRUMP
THINKS HE HAS BETTER POLITICAL INSTINCTS THAN
HIS CONSULTANTS. HE THINKS HIS VICTORY IN VALIDATED THAT. I’VE
GONE TO A LOT OF THE STATES WITH KEY SENATE RACES. PEOPLE WILL
JUST REPEAT THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ON IMMIGRATION VERBATIM.
I THINK A LOT OF TIMES IN THE SEA, SOMETIMES, ESPECIALLY THE
MOST ODIOUS OF THE MESSAGE, YOU DON’T WANT TO BELIEVE IS
BREAKING THROUGH, BUT IT IS. AND I WAS IN NORTH CAROLINA THE WEEK BEFORE THIS AND THERE WAS AN
EARLY VOTING LOCATION A REVOLVING AREA. I WAS REALLY
STRUCK ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE USING THE ALMOST EXACT
PHRASEOLOGY YOU’D SEEN A COUPLE DAYS EARLIER AND PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP’S TWEETS IT DOES SHOW IS USING THE BULLY
PULPIT OF THE PRESIDENCY. HE IS BYPASSING THE MEDIA FILTER AND
THE MEDIAS AMPLIFYING HIS MESSAGE IN OTHER WAYS. THERE IS
NO DOUBT IT HAS BROKEN THROUGH. TO ACTIVATE DEMOCRAT’S AS MUCH
AS IT DID REPUBLICANS? WE WILL FIND OUT TONIGHT.
>>WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF FACT CHECKING BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEMS
IN HIS MESSAGE. BUT MANY OF HIS SUPPORTERS HAVE SAID IT DOESN’T
MATTER TO THEM BECAUSE THEY CARE MOST ABOUT HIS IDEAS AND HIS
COMMITMENTS TO BEING ON THEIR SIDE.
>>GOING TO REMIND YOU THAT WE HAVE THE SCROLLBAR AND WE ARE
WATCHING THESE RESULTS ROLL IN. BE AWARE OF HOW ME PRECINCTS
REPORTING. THERE IS A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF
PRECINCTS. YOU CAN READ TOO MUCH INTO IT YET UNTIL WE GO BACK TO
PHIL I GET THAT BREAK DOWN ON WHAT PARTS OF THE STATE HAVE
WEIGHED IN AND WHAT VOTES HAVE ALREADY BEEN COUNTED RIGHT NOW.
WE ARE WATCHING ELECTION NIGHT LIFE HERE AT THE WASHINGTON
POST. PLEASE STAY WITH US.>>WERE COMING AT 7:30 PM. WE’RE
LOOKING AT NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA. THESE POLLS ARE CLOSING. WE LIKE TO
TAKE A MOMENT TO CATCH US UP ON SOME OF THE KEY RACES AND END
RESULTS SO FAR THAT WE ARE SEEING COME IN. TAKE A LOOK AT
INDIANA, MIKE BROWN AND JOE DONNELLY, ONLY 10% OF PRECINCTS
ARE REPORTING. DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH, BUT THIS IS A BIG MUST
SAY FOR DEMOCRATS. JOE DONNELLY IS DEFENDING A SEAT. WE WILL
KEEP WATCHING IT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOUSE RACES. FLORIDA, WE
DO SEE SOME PRECINCTS REPORTING. THE RACE WILL BE TIGHT. IN VIRGINIA, THE SEVENTH
DISTRICT, VERY CLOSE TO OUR BACKYARD IN THE RICHMOND AREA.
DAVE BRAD, ABIGAIL STEINBERGER, DAVE WAS IN THE FEW YEARS AGO. HE’S TAKEN A
CHALLENGE FROM THE CIA ANALYST. IT COULD BE A BIG BELLWETHER FOR
THE COUNTRY. AND KENTUCKY SIX DISTRICT. LET’S LOOK AT THIS.
42% OF THE PRESENT HAVE REPORTED WITH AMY McGRATH IN LEAD. SHE IS A FIGHTER PILOT.
SHE WAS THE FIRST FEMALE F-18 FIGHTER PILOT. SHE IS TAKING ON
ANY BAR. SHE HAS A LOT OF OUTSIDE MONEY BUT THIS IS A BIG
TRUMP DISTRICT AND WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
>>LET’S SEE WHAT PHILIP IS TELLING US WHO IS TRACKING SO
MANY OF THOSE RACES. PHIL? >>I WANT TO START QUICKLY WITH
THAT KENTUCKY RACE. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. ONLY 42%
REPORTING. BRIGHT SOLID RAID, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP 1 X 15%.
THIS IS ONE OF THE RACES. ONE OF THE RACES WILL DETERMINE WHAT
THE MAKEUP OF THE HOUSE LOOKS LIKE NEXT JANUARY. BUT, THE BIG
QUESTION ON EVERYONE’S MIND IS WHEN WILL WE KNOW WHO WON THE
HOUSE? WHEN WILL WE KNOW WHO WON THE SENATE? THE LAST RESULTS
CAME IN AT 1 AM IN ALASKA. THERE IS A HOUSE RACE IN ALASKA
BETWEEN DON YOUNG AND LOUISE GALVIN. HE’S ACTUALLY IN A TOUGH
RACE. THE ODDS ARE GOOD WE WILL NOT KNOW WHO WON THE HOUSE AND
SENATE ONCE THE POLLS CLOSE. WHY NOT? BECAUSE OF OUR FRIENDS IN
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. CALIFORNIA IS SLOW COUNTING
BALLOTS. IN 2016, TWO WEEKS AFTER THE ELECTION ENDED, THERE
WERE MORE THAN 2 MILLION BALLOTS ENDED UP BEING COUNTED. THAT IS
WHY DONALD TRUMP LOST THE POPULAR VOTE. BUT EVEN THEN, ONCE THOSE
BALLOTS ARE COUNTED IN CALIFORNIA, WE MAY NOT KNOW WHO
ONE. WHY? BECAUSE OF MISSISSIPPI. THE STATE HAS TO
SENATE RACES. ONE OF WHICH IS A SPECIAL ELECTION INVOLVING CHRIS McDANIEL. THE ODDS ARE,
THAT THIS IS GOING TO GO TO A RUNOFF. NEITHER SMITH OR
McDANIEL WILL GET TO THE 50% MARGIN TO WIN. WE HAVE TO WAIT
ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR ANOTHER ELECTION IN MISSISSIPPI
TO SEE WHO WINS THE RACE. THIS IS DÉJÀ VU FOR McDANIEL WHO WON
THE INITIAL VOTE IN MISSISSIPPI IN 2014 AND LOST THE RUNOFF. THAT WILL PROBABLY STILL BE A
REPUBLICAN STATE. THE MAKEUP AND THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, WILL
NOT KNOW THIS FOR WEEKS AND WEEKS TO COME. THANK YOU.
>>WHAT HOUSE RACES ARE YOU WATCHING, JAMES? IS IT UNUSUAL?
DOES IT HAVE THIS BIG OUTSIDE INTEREST? BUT, IT IS TRUMP COUNTRY.
>>IT IS TRUMP COUNTRY. THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT PATHS FOR
DEMOCRATS TO PICK UP THE 23 SEATS. AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION
EVERYONE SAID THERE ARE 24’S AND HELD HOUSE DISTRICTS THAT
HILLARY CLINTON CARRIED. DEMOCRATS ARE POISED TO PICK UP
SEVERAL OF THOSE. BUT THEY ARE ALSO GOING TO COMPETE IN A LOT
OF LACES LIKE KENTUCKY. ONE I’M WATCHING IS UPSTATE NEW YORK
WHERE I WAS LAST WEEK. THERE IS A STATE ASSEMBLYMAN MADE —
NAMED ANTHONY PERCEIVED. THERE IS A REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT NAMED
CLAUDIA TENNEY WHO STRUGGLED TO WIN IN 2016. SHE AND REFORM TRUMP. TRUMP WON
THE DISTRICT BY MORE THAN 50%. IT IS TRADITIONALLY AN SISTERLY
DEMOCRATIC. THE POLLS ALSO TIED. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WENT
THERE AND HE IS STILL HAVING A 10% HIGHER APPROVAL RATING THAN THE REPUBLICANS.
ALSO, IT IS ONE WHERE WE SAW LITERALLY MORE CAMPAIGN ADS RUN
IN THAT HOUSE DISTRICT THAN ANY OTHER IN THE COUNTRY ACCORDING
TO THE MEDIA PROJECT. AND SO, IT MOVED THE NEEDLE. IF YOU
SPEND THE MAIN DOLLARS TRAINED TO LINK SOMEONE TO NANCY PELOSI,
DOES THAT STICK? >>BUT ANTHONY SAID I’M NOT A
POLITICAL SUPPORTER. THERE IS A REAL MESSAGE IN A CAULDRON.
HEALTHCARE IS A BIG ISSUE. THERE IS A LOT OF HEALTHCARE ADS BEING
RUN. AS JAMES HAVE REPORTED, HE IS A GUY WHO HAS DEEP ROOTS IN THE
COMMUNITY. MODERATE RUNNING ON A MODERATE PLATFORM. IS THAT THE
KIND DISTRICT THAT MAY BE A BELLWETHER FOR SUBURBAN PARTS OF
THE COUNTRY? >>YES, IT REFLECTS THAT
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS HAVE BEEN PRETTY PRAGMATIC THIS
ELECTION SEASON. I THINK THEY VOTED WITH THEIR HEADS IN SOME
PLACES AND NOT THEIR PASSION. WE SEE A LOT OF ATTENTION TO
ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ. SHE IS A SUPER LEFT CANDIDATE
BUT SHE IS RUNNING IN A DISTRICT THAT WOULD BE DEMOCRATIC NO
MATTER WHAT. IN THESE PLACES, WE SOUGHT STARTING WITH A SPECIAL
ELECTION, IN THESE PLACES WHERE YOU HAVE TRUE SWING DISTRICTS,
THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A BUNCH OF VERY PRAGMATIC AND MODERATE
CANDIDATES RUNNING. >>THE DISTRICT I’M LOOKING AT
WHERE THE REPUBLICANS HAVE GENERALLY HAD A STRONG HOLD, IS
ACTUALLY GEORGIA. LUCY McBETH IS RUNNING, SHE IS ONE OF THE
MOTHERS WHO LOST ONE OF HER SONS TO GUN
VIOLENCE. SHE IS BEEN SPENDING THE ENTIRE ELECTION PURRING TO
VOTERS SHE CAN TALK ABOUT MORE OF GUN VIOLENCE. I THINK THIS
RACE IS CLOSER THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.
>>THE NATION WAS FOCUSED ON THIS ONE HOUSE RACE IN THE
SPECIAL ELECTION. CAROL HANDEL WANTED. HOW DOES THE FOCUS ON
THE DISTRICT COMPARE LIKE >>THERE 435 DISTRICTS, I WENT ON SIX TRIMS
TO ATLANTA LAST YEAR. AND WHAT’S FUNNY IS, IT WAS THE MOST
EXTENSIVE HOUSE RACE. WAS INTERESTING THOUGH IS CAROL HANDEL, SHE IS RUNNING A
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CAMPAIGN THAN SHE DID A YEAR AGO. BACK
THEN, THIS IS ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN HELD SEATS. AS ONE OF
THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF COLLEGE-EDUCATED VOTERS OF ANY
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN AMERICA. IT’S TOP 10, IT’S
AFFLUENT. LAST YEAR, WHEN THE SPECIAL ELECTION, CAROL TIED HERSELF CLOSER TO THE
PRESIDENT AND TRUMP CAMPAIGN FOR HER IN A LINEUP. MIKE PENCE WENT
MULTIPLE TIMES. THIS YEAR, SHE IS NOT RUNNING. SHE IS AN
INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR DODGER — GEORGIA. IT SHOWS HOW MUCH
POLITICAL FORTUNES HAVE SHIFTED. A LOT OF THESE PLACES HAVE
CAUGHT UP TO THE NATIONAL MOOD REGARDING DONALD TRUMP. THE FACT
THAT CAROL HANDEL IS RUNNING THE RACE THAT SHE HAS SUGGESTS SHE
DOES THINK SHE IS VULNERABLE. ANOTHER ATLANTA SUBURBAN
DISTRICT THAT IS GOTTEN WAY LESS ATTENTION REPRESENTED BY ROBERT
WOODALL, HE HASN’T RUN A CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL AT ALL. HE
IS SOMEONE THAT NATIONAL REPUBLICANS ARE BANGING THEIR
HEAD AGAINST THE WALL WISE AND THE SCAR WORKING HARDER? HE THOUGHT HE WAS SAFE BUT NOW
IN THE FINAL WEEKS, HE IS NOT SAFE IN THE POLLS HAVE SHOWN THE
RACE IS TITAN. THAT’S ONE TO WATCH.
>>IT WILL BE FASCINATING TO SEE HOW THE GEORGIA’S GOVERNORS RACE
HAS INFLUENCE VOTERS. WE WILL BE WATCHING GEORGIA TONIGHT. WE HAVE REPORTERS CHECK OUT THE
RESULTS IN CRITICAL RACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY INCLUDING SENATE
RACES IN FLORIDA, MISSOURI AND TEXAS. WILL HEAD TO MISSOURI AND
TEXAS IN A MOMENT. LET’S GO BACK TO THE POST. RUN THE KOOREMAN IN
ORLANDO FOR MORE ON THE SENATE RACE BETWEEN GOVERNOR RICK STOTT
AND SENATOR BILL NELSON. RHONDA?>>Reporter: THANK YOU. THERE IS
A LOT OF SCREAM ENERGETIC CHEERS. PEOPLE
ARE IN THE STANDS AND THEY ARE GETTING THE CROWD REVVED UP. BUT
I THINK YOU HAVE BEEN RUBBED UP. THEY’RE VERY EXCITED AND THEY
THINK THEY WILL CARRY THIS RACE. ALL RIGHT, WE CAN’T SAY ENOUGH
ABOUT HOW CLOSE THIS RACE HAS BEEN. THE MEN HAVE ONLY BEEN
SEPARATED BY ONE POINT EACH FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS. NELSON HAS A
SLIGHT LEAD. BUT THAT’S BETWEEN THE MARGIN OF ERROR SO ANYTHING
COULD HAPPEN AT THE END OF TONIGHT. WE WANT TO STATE AND THE CITY OF ORLANDO TALKING
TO VOTERS ASKING HIM WHY ARE YOU SUPPORTING SCOTT? WHY ARE YOU
SUPPORTING NELSON? THERE ARE TWO VERY FAMILIAR CANDIDATES IN THE
STATE AND WE TALKED ONCE GOT SUPPORTER WHO SAID ALL POLITICS
IS LOCAL. IT WAS DONE TO THOSE KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES. LET’S TAKE
A LISTEN. >>WE JUST THINK THE STATE HAS
BEEN ON A PROPER ECONOMY AND EVERYTHING. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN
ABLE TO KEEP A JOB AND EVERYTHING AND THAT’S IMPORTANT
FOR THE FAMILY. YOU KNOW, WE JUST DECIDED TO STAY WITH RICK
SCOTT AS HE’S MOVING UP THE LADDER. I THINK HE’S DONE A GOOD
JOB GOVERNING THE STATE. THAT’S WHAT WE THINK.>>Reporter: ALSO, PEOPLE WHO
VOTED FOR SCOTT TALK ABOUT HIS PERFORMANCE AS GOVERNOR DURING
THE HURRICANES. SO, WE ARE STILL HERE AT THIS
CAMPAIGN PARTY. WE WILL BE GIVING YOU MORE INFORMATION
THROUGH THE NIGHT AS WE FIND OUT AND BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.
>>>THANK YOU FOR THAT. AS THE NATION WATCHES TO SEE THE
BALANCE OF POWER TIPPING IN THE SENATE, MISSOURI MAY HAVE AN
OPPORTUNITY FOR VULCANS TO PICK UP A SEAT.
>>JOHN GERBER IS IN ST. LOUIS AT
THE McCASKILL WATCH PARTY. JOHN, WHAT DO MISSOURI VOTERS WANT?
>>Reporter: THANK YOU, THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION. WE ARE HERE AT
McCASKILL’S WATCH PARTY WAITING FOR SUPPORTERS TO SHOW UP. THE
BIGGEST FACTOR IN THIS RACE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT BOTH
CANDIDATES, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST
VULNERABLE SEATS THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO DEFEND.
IT’S BECAUSE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP REMAINS
INCREDIBLY POPULAR HERE IN MISSOURI. HE WON IN 2016 BY
ALMOST 20 PERCENTAGE POINTS. EVEN NOW HIS APPROVAL RATING IS
OVER 50%. THAT IS THE NAME THAT IS ON
EVERYBODY’S MIND. IT IS NOT A SURPRISE THAT JOSH HAWLEY, THE
REPUBLICAN, WHEN HITCHES ENTIRE CAMPAIGN TO THIS PRESIDENCY. BUT EVEN CLAIRE McCASKILL, THE
DEMOCRAT INCOME BUT HAS BEEN GOING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
TALKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT LIKE THIS.
>>I WILL 50% OF THE TIME WITH THE
PRESIDENT. 50% OF THE TIME. I VOTED FOR TWO THIRDS OF HIS
JUDICIAL NOMINEES. I VOTE FOR MORE THAN HALF OF HIS CABINET
MEMBERS. HE HAS SIGNED INTO LAW 38 PIECES OF MY LEGISLATION.
CLEARLY, WE AGREE ON SOME THINGS.
>>Reporter: AND AFTER THAT, I AND MISSOURI
FOR THE PAST WEEK. I TALKED TO DOZENS OF OTHERS IN THE NAME ON
EVERYONE’S TONGUE IS NOT CLAIRE McCASKILL OR JOSH HAWLEY, IT IS
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. HE IS A ANIMATING FORCE. HE IS BEEN TO
MISSOURI SEVEN TIMES THE SELECTION CYCLE. JUST TWICE IN
THE PAST WEEK. HE IS VOTE MEETING THAT’S
>>Reporter: MOTIVATING PEOPLE TO THE POLLS.
>>>WHEN TED CRUZ RAN 6 YEARS AGO,
HE WON BY A WIDE MARGIN. BUT THIS TIME, IT LOOKS A LOT MORE
CHALLENGING. >>BEYONCÉ ENDORSED HIM THIS
YEAR, NOT HIM, BUT HIS OPPONENT. WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS RACE
FOR A MONTH. LEE JOINS US FROM EL PASO. LEE?
>>Reporter: TED CRUZ IS A FAVORITE AMONG CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS
FOR STANCE ON IMMIGRATION, ABORTION AND GUN CONTROL. HE IS
47 YEARS OLD AND IS SERVING AT HIS FIRST TERM IN THE SENATE. IN
2016, I RAN FOR PRESIDENT. THE BIG SURPRISE IN TEXAS IS WE HAVE
A REAL RACE. WITH DEMOCRAT BETO O’ROURKE, HE HAS RAISED MORE
MONEY THAN TED CRUZ. BUT CRUISES BEEN AHEAD IN THE POLLS. HE
PROBABLY HAS THE ADVANTAGE BECAUSE THERE’S MORE REPUBLICANS
AND DEMOCRATS IN THE STATE. THAT MATTERS BECAUSE REPUBLICANS VOTE
AND THEY VOTE WHERE IT IS IMPORTANT. IN THE BIG CITIES IN
THE FAST GROWING SEVERED. ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, TED CRUZ VOWED.
HE SAYS HE IS TOUGH AS TEXAS. ANNA BROUGHT CHEERS TO HIS
FERVENT CROWD WHEREVER HE WENT. TAKE A LOOK.
>>RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A GREAT BATTLE WAGING IN WASHINGTON.
BETWEEN TWO VERY DIFFERENT VISIONS FOR AMERICA. THERE ARE
SOME WHO EMBRACE A BIG GOVERNMENT LIBERAL VISION
OF HIGHER TAXES, MORE REGULATION, MORE OBAMACARE, MORE
DEBT, MORE GOVERNMENT, LESS FREEDOM. THERE ARE SOME WHO
THINK THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING GOVERNMENT CAN DO IS
PROVIDE SANCTUARY CITIES AND OPEN BORDERS AND WELCOME PEOPLE
THAT VIOLATE OUR LAWS. BUT, DO YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT AIN’T TEXAS.>>Reporter: CRUISE HAS TOLD SUPPORTERS THAT THIS IS
A RACE A CONTRAST, THE DIVIDE BETWEEN HIM AND BETO O’ROURKE
COULD NOT BE MORE STARK. THEY DEBATED TWICE AND AGREED ON JUST
ABOUT NOTHING. BACK TO YOU. >>>BACK — YOU ONE AWAY ON THE SENATE
RACES? >>I THINK WE ARE SEEING A
NATIONAL REALIGNMENT. I THINK THE FACT THAT IN AN ENVIRONMENT
WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS UNPOPULAR, REPUBLICANS COULD
PICK UP A SENATE SEAT OR TWO. WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE MOST
INTERESTING SENATE RACES. BUT THE FACT THAT YOU COULD SEE SUCH
A SPLIT RESULT DOES SPEAK TO THE GEOGRAPHIC POLARIZATION IN OUR
COUNTRY. IN A STATE LIKE MISSOURI, CLINTON McCASKILL
COULD OUTPERFORM HILLARY CLINTON BY 10 POINTS AND STILL LOSE. AND
IN A STATE LIKE NORTH DAKOTA, YOU HAVE HEIDI HEITKAMP WIDELY EXPECTED TO LOSE TONIGHT,
THAT IS A STATE THAT THE PRESIDENT CARRIED, IT SHOWS THAT
IT IS HARDER AND HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO SPLIT THEIR TICKETS.
THERE IS ACTUALLY A HISTORICAL TREND WHERE THERE ARE FEWER
DIVIDED SENATE DELEGATIONS THAT — AT ANY TIME SINCE THE EARLY
1960S. MISSOURI IS A TEST OF THAT WHERE CLAIRE McCASKILL IS
RUNNING AN EFFECTIVE CAMPAIGN AS A DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENT. SHE IS
POSITIONING HERSELF IN THE STATE. THEY MAY NOT BE ENOUGH.
BECAUSE, I THINK TRUMP HAS HASTENED THIS BROADER
REALIGNMENT THAT YOU SEE. YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD’VE
VOTED FOR BILL CLINTON IN THE 90s WHO VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 AND WILL
VOTE FOR JOSH HOLLY. >>THERE WILL BE SOME KEY SENATE
RACES WHERE WATCHING ON THE EAST COAST. THAT WILL GIVE US A SENSE
OF THE DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS OF TAKING CONTROL OF THE SENATE.
NEW JERSEY, WHERE WATCHING THE INDIANA RACE, FLORIDA IS VERY
IMPORTANT AND REALLY IS A START TO SEE THOSE THREE, DEMOCRAT
HOPES COULD BE RISING OR THEY COULD BE SHATTERED. SO, WE
SHOULD BE FINDING OUT RESULTS AS THE NIGHT GOES ON. EARLY IN THE
EAST COAST AND MOVING WEST. GOVERNORS WILL BE CRUCIAL,
KAREN. THEY WILL BE CRUCIAL FOR GERRYMANDERING TO LOCAL LAWS AND
LEGISLATION TO HOW THE COUNTRIES ARE CHANGING.
>>THERE ARE 36 OF THEM THIS YEAR. A DOZEN OF THOSE ARE
CONSIDERED TOSS UPS. OF THOSE DOZEN, 10 OF THEM ARE IN STATES
CURRENTLY HELD BY THE REPUBLICANS. EIGHT OF THEM ARE
IN STATES THAT DONALD TRUMP ONE INCLUDING THE BIG SWATH OF THE
UPPER MIDWEST WHICH HAS BEEN SO CRUCIAL. IF DEMOCRATS PICK UP A
LOT OF THOSE SEATS, I THINK IT IS A POTENTIALLY, IN SOME WAYS A
REALIGNMENT, THAT IS POTENTIALLY MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN WHAT WE SEE IN WASHINGTON.
>>WHY? >>IN PART BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU
MENTIONED. THESE GOVERNORS HAVE VETO POWER OVER REAPPORTIONMENT.
THEY DRIVE POLICY. ALSO, IN A MOMENT WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IT’S PATH FORWARD, SOME OF THE
GOVERNORS ELECTED TONIGHT, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S A CHARISMATIC
FIGURE LIKE ANDREW GILLUM IN FLORIDA OR — IT LOOKS VERY
LIKELY HE WILL WIN IN MICHIGAN. THESE ARE THE KINDS OF PEOPLE
WHO WILL BECOME NATIONAL FIGURES IN THEIR PARTY AND A LOT OF THEM
WILL VERY QUICKLY START GETTING TALKED ABOUT AS PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATES. >>DEFINITELY. WHEN I LOOK AT
EACH GUBERNATORIAL RACE, WE TALK ABOUT REALIGNMENT. I’M THINKING
ABOUT THE SOUTH THE MOST. WHAT WILL HAPPEN SAC APRONS TAKES GEORGIA AND ANDREW
GILLUM TAKES FLORIDA. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT WILL THEY
PRIORITIZE MOVING FORWARD? A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF DEMOCRATIC
SUPPORTERS ARE BLACK VOTERS LIVE IN THE SOUTH. WE LOOK AT THE PEOPLE LIKE CHRIS CHRISTIE,
SCOTT WALKER, JUST ONE AFTER THE OTHER OF THESE PEOPLE WHO BECAME
SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VOICES OF THEIR PARTY. EVEN AS
WE WATCH BALKANS TRYING TO FIND A BOOBY MAN IN THE DEMOCRATIC
RANKS, I DO GO AFTER NANCY PELOSI? WHO ARE THE FACES, THEY
DON’T HAVE A LOT OF THOSE GOVERNORS TO GO AFTER. THERE
ISN’T THAT GROUP OF DEMOCRATS WHO WOULD LOVE TO BE THE TARGET
OF REPUBLICAN ATTACKS. IT DOES ELEVATE THEIR PERSONALITY AND
THEIR PRESENCE ON THE NATIONAL STAGE. SO, I WANTED MENTIONED GEORGIA. THIS COULD BE
AN HISTORIC MOMENT FOR THAT STATE. BUT THE WINTER HAS TO GET
MORE THAN 50% OF THE VOTE. EVEN THOUGH THIS COULD BE A VERY
TIGHT RACE, WE MAY NOT KNOW BY TONIGHT WHO ACTUALLY ONE.
>>WITH A LIBERTARIAN IN THE 2014 GOVERNOR RACE, RICK
McCALLUM, IF BOTH SIDES ARE UNDER 50, HE GOES TO DECEMBER
JUST LIKE MISSISSIPPI. >>NOT ALL STATES, IT IS VERY
SPECIFIC TO GEORGIA. >>THE QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES
THAT DO TO PEOPLE? DO PEOPLE NOT SUPPORT THE LIBERTARIAN BECAUSE
THE RACE HAS GOTTEN MORE ATTENTION THAN PREVIOUS GOVERNOR
RACES? >>FROM OPRAH WINFREY TO
RESIDENT OBAMA GOING TO THAT STATE. WE ARE CLOSELY WATCHING
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE HOUSE TONIGHT. WE HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE
POLL OF BATTLE GROUND HOUSE DISTRICTS.
>>I’VE BEEN DIGGING THROUGH THOSE NUMBERS, AND A JEWEL IS JOINED BY HER POLLING
DIRECTOR. >>I’M SO LUCKY TO BE HERE WITH
SCOTT CLEMENTS, THE MOST WANTED MAN IN THE NEWSROOM. YOU ARE THE
KNOWER OF THINGS. THE POLLING DIRECTOR OF THE POST. YOU HAVE
EXCLUSIVE DATA IN YOUR NOTEBOOK OF WONDERS. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE
ELECTRIC? >>INDEED. WE SURVEYED VOTERS IN
69 OF THOSE COMPETITIVE BATTLEGROUND DISTRICTS. AND, WE
ASKED THEM WHAT THEY WERE THINKING ON ELECTION DAY, HOW
THEY WERE FEELING ABOUT THE VOTE AND THE COUNTRY? WE SEE CONTRAST
OF DIFFERENT THINGS. THE MOST COMMON EMOTION PEOPLE FELT, THEY
WERE HOPEFUL. BUT NUMBER 2 WAS ANGRY AND NEVER 3 WAS ANXIOUS.
THERE WERE A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONS. THEY HAD REALLY
DIFFERENT FEELINGS ABOUT THE ECONOMY. I REALLY STRUCK BY THE
DIFFERENCE. >>WHAT ABOUT THE 54% OF PEOPLE
THAT YOU WERE SURVEYED? THEY THINK THE COUNTRY IS ON THE
WRONG TRACK AND 70% THINK THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY IS POSITIVE. IT’S NOT THE ECONOMY,
STUPID. >>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. WHEN
YOU THINK ABOUT THE ECONOMY, THE MOOD AND THE DIRECTION ARE THE
SAME TRACK. BUT THIS YEAR, WE HAVE SEEN THE FRUSTRATION AMONG
DEMOCRATS PARTICULARLY WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. IT IS
CAUSE THEM TO NOT FEEL AS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE COUNTRY
OVERALL EVEN THOUGH THE VAST MAJORITY BELIEVE THAT THE
ECONOMY IS DOING WELL. >>MANY PEOPLE MAY THINK IVA
JOB, AND I HAVE A SALARY, THE ECONOMY IS GOING WELL. I FEEL
SECURE BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER ISSUES ON MY MIND. WHAT
ARE THE TOP ISSUES? >>THAT’S RIGHT. YOU CAN SEE
GOING BACK TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMAN
HEALTHCARE TOP THE LIST AND IT IS CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY
IMMIGRATION AND ECONOMY. FURTHER DOWN THE LIST, YOU SEE A VARIETY
OF OTHERS INCLUDING NANCY PELOSI AT THE BOTTOM. SHE PLAYS A BIG
ROLE IN SOME OF HER TIME ISN’T — ADVERTISEMENTS.
>>SHOES NUMBER ONE CELEBRITY IN ATTACK ADS. IF YOU ARE FOR
DEMOCRATS IN THIS DISTRICT, YOU’RE GETTING NANCY PELOSI.
>>DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THAT AFTER ALL. IT MAY HAVE SWAYED A FEW
LETTERS, BUT THE BIG ISSUE THEY WERE DEBATING WAS TRUMP AND
HEALTHCARE AND ECONOMY AND IMMIGRATION.
>>I WILL LET YOU GET BACK TO THE NEWSROOM BEFORE YOUR EDITOR
COMES IN. >>Reporter: YOU GUYS.
>>>WE’VE BEEN TALKING TONIGHT ABOUT HOW DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO
BUILD MOMENTUM TO TAKE OVER THE HOUSE. ANY SISTER NOW BACKYARD
IN VIRGINIA. >>INDEED, SEVERAL REPUBLICAN
DISTRICTS COULD BE IN JEOPARDY. HERE WE ARE IN DOLLARS. EMILY?
>>Reporter: THIS BALLROOM IS ERUPTING RIGHT
NOW. CHEERS ALL AROUND, CNN IS PROJECTING THIS RACE FOR
JENNIFER WESTON. EVERYONE HERE IS VERY EXCITED. THERE’S LOTS OF SCREAMING AND I
CAN BARELY HEAR YOU GUYS. I TALKED TO REPORTERS WHO ARE
FEELING GOOD ABOUT THINGS. BUT UNTIL THE RACE IS CALLED, I
THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HOLDING OFF, THEY’RE WORRIED AND
THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT WHERE THEY WERE IN 2016 WHEN THEY WERE FEELING CONFIDENT
ABOUT ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, HILLARY CLINTON. I
THINK REMEMBER HOW THE NIGHT ENDED. A LOT OF SHEARS HERE, A
LOT OF PENT UP ENERGY WITH PEOPLE FEELING CONFIDENT, BUT
CAN REALLY COUNT THE CHICKENS UNTIL THEY HATCHED. ALSO, BIG
CHEERS IN THIS BALLROOM FOR SENATOR TIM PAYNE. HE IS HOPING
REELECTION OVER COREY STEWART. HE PROVED TO BE A PROBLEMATIC
CANDIDATE IN THE STATEWIDE RACE FOR REPUBLICANS. HE IS
PROBLEMATIC BECAUSE IT TIES WITH SEVERAL WHITE SUPREMACIST. HE
BLAMED THE VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE ON
COUNTER PROTESTERS. THAT DIDN’T SIT WELL WITH VIRGINIA VOTERS.
SO, BIG CHEERS FOR BOTH OF THOSE CANDIDATES IN THIS BALLROOM. WE
WILL HAVE MORE FROM THE BALLROOM AS A
CELEBRATION CONTINUES. BACK TO YOU GUYS.
>>AWESOME. WILL CHECK BACK WITH YOU LATER. FOR NOW, WE HAVE TO
REMEMBER THAT VOTERS ARE CASTING BALLOTS FOR ORAL FOUR AND 35
HOUSE SEATS. THEY ALL MATTER. SOME MATTER MORE THAN OTHERS.
SOME ARE MORE COMPLICATED THAN OTHERS. MANY ARE SAFELY
REPUBLICAN. MANY ARE SAFELY DEMOCRATS. ABOUT
30 ARE TOSS UPS. >>MANY TEND TO THINK OF
CALIFORNIA’S ONE BIG BLUE STATE. BUT PARTS OF SOLID — OF
CALIFORNIA COULD BE REPUBLICAN. THAT COULD BE CHANGING. TELLS MORE ABOUT THIS RACE
BETWEEN HIM AND DEMOCRAT HARLEY RUDE UP.
>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, RIGHT NOW, WE ARE AT MONAHANS, AN IRISH BAR
IN COSTA MESA CALIFORNIA. THIS IS THE ELECTION HEADQUARTERS OF
DANA ROHRBACHER. HE IS A 30 YEAR INCUMBENT THAT HAS SERIOUS ROOTS IN THE
DISTRICT. HE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR HIS UNUSUAL CONNECTIONS TO
RUSSIA. AND AT TIMES CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS RUNNING
GAY MARRIAGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE. HIS DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER IS
HARLEY RUTA, A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR AND A FORMER
REPUBLICAN. WE WILL BE HERE ALL NIGHT SPEAKING WITH SUPPORTERS
OF PARKER MESSMAN ROHRBACHER AND AS ELECTION RESULTS COME IN,
BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIOS. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I THINK
YOU GET THE GOOD LOCATION.
>>WE HAVE A RACE CALL FOR VIRGINIA. THE SENATE RACE HAS
BEEN CALLED FOR TIM KAINE IS A WINNER. VERY RELEVANT TO LOCAL
VIEWERS. NO SURPRISE HOWEVER. AS EMILY LAID UP FOR US SO WELL. HE
HAS RETAINED THAT. WE ALL KNOW THAT NATIONALLY BECAUSE HE RAN
FOR VICE PRESIDENT. THAT IS OUR FIRST OFFICIAL RACE CALL
TONIGHT. WE WILL BE RINGING — BRINGING YOU SOME ARE.>>YOU THINK PUTIN WOULD FIX HIS
ELECTION FOR HIM? I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT SOME OF
THESE PEOPLE HAVE RISEN TO NATIONAL PROMINENCE. SOME FOR
GOOD AND SOME FOR BAD. THEY ARE NOT HAVING TO GO BACK TO THEIR
HOME DISTRICTS AND DEAL WITH THE POTENTIAL FALLOUT. I’M THINKING
EVERYONE FROM DUNCAN HUNTER, DEVON NUNEZ, THEY SEEM TO BE IN A SAFER
POSITION IN CALIFORNIA. TALK TO US ABOUT THOSE RACES.
>>THAT’S A GREAT POINT. THOSE GUYS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RAISE A
LOT OF MONEY. NOT DUNCAN HUNTER, HE IS UNDER INDICTMENT. DUNCAN
HUNTER FOR REFUSING FEDERAL TAXPAYER RESOURCES. BOTH HAVE DENIED WRONGDOING. DEVON
NUNEZ, THAT IS A RACE THAT MIGHT’VE BEEN SOMEWHAT
COMPETITIVE IN A NORMAL ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE NUNEZ WAS BEING SO CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT.
HE IS THE FACE OF OPPOSING THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION AND TRYING
TO UNDERMINE MUELLER. BECAUSE IT IS A TRUMP DISTRICT,
HE IS ABLE TO NATIONALIZE THAT RACE AND HE IS WELL-POSITIONED
TO GET REELECTED. HE IS NOT EVEN RUNNING A CAMPAIGN, HE WILL TRY
TO GO TO HIS DISTRICT OFFICE HAVE FOUND THEM CLOSE DURING THE
DAY. BUT, HE HAS SUCCESSFULLY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF HIS NOTORIETY
TO HELP HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN.>>I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT HOW
THIS ALL MATTERS FOR 2020? AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
REELECTION? HOW THE KEY STATES LIKE FLORIDA
GO TONIGHT MIGHT MATTER FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S FUTURE.
>>YES, IN THE MIDWEST, THE BLUE WALL WAS PLACES THAT TRUMP WON WHERE THE DEMOCRATS HAVE CARRIED
EVERY ELECTION SINCE 1992. TRUMP WAS ABLE TO GET PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN,
WISCONSIN, THIS LETTER STATES. YOU DO HAVE, IT MATTERS IN A
STATE LIKE MICHIGAN. THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES HAVE BEEN
DECIMATED BECAUSE OF THE MOVE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS HAVE MADE
AGAINST UNIONS. THE UNION POWER HAS BEEN
WEAKENED AND THEY’VE BEEN OUT OF POWER SO LONG. THE DEMOCRATIC
APPARATUS HAD BEEN WEAKENED. IF YOU REBUILD SOME OF THE STATE
PARTY INFRASTRUCTURES WHICH WILL HELP IN A PRESIDENTIAL
ENVIRONMENT. >>AS LONG AS THEY TALK ABOUT
MICHIGAN, THERE IS AN ANOMALY GOING ON IN MICHIGAN. THE ENTIRE
DEMOCRATIC TICKET OF STATEWIDE OFFICES IN MICHIGAN IS WOMEN.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I THINK THIS IS HAPPENED. BUT
UP-AND-DOWN CALL OF THE STATEWIDE OFFICES, THE DEMOCRATS
NOMINATED WOMEN. >>WHAT IS INTERESTING IS WHAT
THIS IS — COULD COMMUNICATE TO
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. YOU CANNOT CAMPAIGN THE WAY TRUMP
HAS IN THE FUTURE IF YOU WANT TO BE EFFECTIVE. THAT IS A HUGE
MESSAGE THAT A LOT REPUBLICANS WILL GET TONIGHT IF THEY ARE NOT
SUCCESSFUL. THIS WILL I DID — WHOLE IDEA OF APPEALING TO TRUMP
COULD BE DISPROVEN. >>IS AMERICAN MESSAGE BEING
MISSED? >>I THINK SO, WHAT’S INTERESTING IS THE
MESSAGE THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS GOING TO GET. TONIGHT
IS A HUGE REPUDIATION OF DONALD TRUMP. ARE THESE NUMBERS, WILL
THEY BE SCARED OF HIM? WILL THEY BE
SCARED OF RANDOM TWEET OR WILL THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO GO
BACK TO A LOT OF THE PRINCIPLES THAT THEY HAVE ABANDONED.
>>WOULD BE REPUDIATION? >>IS THAT STILL A WIN FOR
DEMOCRATS IF THEY KEEP THE SENATE?
>>IT DEPENDS. IF BOTH HOUSES WHEN, THAT WOULD BASICALLY
CHANGE REPUBLICAN PARTIES CALCULUS OF ITS RELATIONSHIP
WITH DONALD TRUMP. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE KNOW
YOU HAVE TO READ YOUR NEWSLETTER FOR TOMORROW MORNING. WHICH
MEANS YOU’RE GETTING UP AT WHAT TIME?
>>I WILL PROBABLY NOT PRODUCE SLEEP.
>>STAY WITH US FOR CONTINUED LIFE COVERAGE.>> 7 NO MAC>>YOU ARE WATCHING ELECTION
NIGHT LIVE FROM THE WASHINGTON POST. WITH ME ALL NIGHT IS
EUGENE SCOTT AND I’M LIBBY CASEY. IT IS A P.M. EASTERN TIME
A LARGE NUMBER OF STATES ARE CLOSING
THEIR POLLS WHICH INCLUDES MARYLAND, DELAWARE, TENNESSEE
AND NUMEROUS OTHER STATES WERE WATCHING CLOSELY. IN MISSOURI,
PULLS HER CLOSE. >>IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA,
THE POLLS ARE CLOSING. MOST OF THE POLLS IN EASTERN TEXAS HAVE
CLOSED. THE POLLS ARE STAYING OPEN AND USED IN AN EXTRA HOUR.
>>WE LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO CATCH UP ON THE KEY RACES EVERY
HALF HOUR. HERE’S WHAT WE ARE SAYING. VIRGINIA’S SECOND HOUSE
DISTRICT , THE PITS TO NAVY VETERANS
AGAINST EACH OTHER. WE WILL BE WATCHING TO SEE IF DEMOCRATIC
LORRAINE GLORIA CAN OVERCOME SCOTT TAYLOR.
MOVING ON TO VIRGINIA’S 10th DISTRICT. THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE
EMILY STATION AT , JENNIFER ELECTION IS BEATING
BARBARA COMSTOCK. THIS COULD BE A BIG PICKUP FOR DEMOCRATS IN A
DISTRICT THAT IS LEANING DEMOCRATIC. IN FLORIDA, WHERE
WATCHING THE SENATE BATTLE. BILL NELSON IS TRYING TO KEEP HIS
SEAT FROM THE OUTGOING GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. YOU CAN SEE 30% OF
THE PRECINCTS REPORTING THAT BILL NELSON DOES HAVE A LEAD. WE
HAVE CALLED VIRGINIA FOR TIM KAINE IN THE SENATE. THERE ARE
35 SENATE SEATS UP FOR GRABS. WE ARE REALLY WATCHING UNDER 10 TO BE THAT TOSSUP RACE TO SEE
WHAT HAPPENS. LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS TO FILL UP WHO’S KEEPING TRACK OF SEVERAL
OF THESE CLOSE RACES. >>THANK YOU, I TO START VERY
QUICKLY TALKING ABOUT VIRGINIA THAT CAUGHT CALLED FOR TIM
KAINE. LOOK AT THIS, LOOK AT THESE COUNTIES RIGHT IN HERE. WATCH AS I SWITCH BETWEEN
RESULTS FROM TONIGHT AND THE RESULTS FOR 2016. KNOWS HOW MANY
OF THEM GO FROM RED IN 2016 TO BLUE AND 2018. THOSE ARE THE
KIND OF FLIPS THAT THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO SEE NATIONALLY. THEY
WANT TO SEE THIS IN PLACES LIKE VIRGINIA WHERE THEY ARE
EXPECTING TO WIN, THEY ALSO WANT TO SEE IN PLACES LIKE IOWA. WHEN
WE LOOK AT THE MAP OF IOWA IN 2016, KEEP AN EYE ON THE SECTION
RIGHT HERE. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE COMPARE THAT TO 2012.
ALL THAT BLUE AND I BECAME RED IN 2016. THERE WE GO. THAT IS
THE SAME THING THAT HAPPENED IN STATES LIKE MICHIGAN. AT THE END
OF THE DAY, WHERE STATES THAT WERE CRITICAL TO
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WINNING THE PRESIDENCY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT
MICHIGAN, YOU SEE ALL THIS RED IN 2016. WE GO TO 2012, A LOT
MORE BLUE. DEMOCRATS WILL SEE A LOT OF COUNTIES DO THAT SWITCH
FROM RED BACK TO BLUE IF DONALD TRUMP USED TO PROPEL HIMSELF TO
THE PRESIDENCY, THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO SEE A LOT OF HOUSE RACES
AND STATE RACES COME OUT. BACK TO YOU.
>>WERE JOINED BY H EKLUND. WELCOME AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. AND THEN
DOWN CAR CHIEF CORRESPONDENT COVERING NATIONAL POLITICS. AND
I’M HERE WITH EUGENE SCOTT. >>I’M LOOKING AT THE KENTUCKY
6. WHERE AMY McGRATH IS RUNNING AGAINST ANDREW BARR. IT IS 20
VOTES APART, AMY McGRATH, 101, 340, 101-320. SHE HAD A
BIGGER LEAD THAN THAT 15 MINUTES AGO. THAT IS SUDDENLY CLOSE. I
DON’T KNOW WHERE THE NEW VOTE CAME IN.
>>WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW. LESSON TO BE
LEARNED. >>WENT TO CALL THE RACE. AND HOW
THIS ALL FILTERS AND. TALK TO US ABOUT LESSONS LEARNED OVER THE
YEARS, WE NEED TO KEEP OUR PERSPECTIVE UNTIL WE SEE A
FULLER. — PICTURE. I CAN TALK ABOUT THE NIGHT OF 2000 WHEN I
WAS DOING THE LEADOFF FOR THE PAPER THAT NIGHT. IT LOOKED AS THOUGH THAT RACE
WAS BEING CALLED FOR GEORGE W. BUSH. SO, I WAS REWRITING THE
TOP OF THE STORY TO SAY BUSH APPEARS TO BEEN ELECTED
PRESIDENT BASED UPON WHAT HAPPENED IN FLORIDA. THAT STORY
WAS ON THE PRESS READY TO GO AND SOMEBODY NOTICED, I THINK WAS A
COMBINATION OF STEVE CARR WHO IS OUR MANAGING EDITOR AND OUR
POLITICAL EDITOR. THEY BOTH NOTICED THAT FLORIDA HAD
TIGHTENED AND WAS UP FOR GRABS. AND THE HEADLINE WAS PULLED OFF
THE PRESS. I SAW THE PLATE OF THAT. THAT WOULD’VE BEEN A
TERRIBLE MISTAKE ON MY PART. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE OF CALLING
RACES THAT OF THE MOMENT. YOU CAN LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS AND
YOU CAN MAKE HEDGES. THEY WILL BE PRETTY EASY TO CALL. BUT A
LOT OF THESE WILL MOVE UP AND DOWN. WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THERE IS
AS MUCH BLOOD AS POSSIBLE TO BE ABLE TO KNOW.
>>HE SAID THIS RECENTLY, YOU DIED RIGHT IN. ONE OF THE HEADLINES WAS TRUMP
IS MAKING A LAST-MINUTE PITCH TO WOMEN. IS IT TOO LATE? WHAT IS
THAT MESSAGE IS TRYING TO CONVEY? YET KELLYANNE CONWAY,
FOR TRUMP, MELANIA TRUMP WAS MISSING FROM THE CAMPAIGN
CIRCUIT.>>STILL AFRICA I GUESS.
>>WELL, I DON’T THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF WAS ACTUALLY
RHETORICALLY MAKING THE PITCH. IT WAS MORE OF A LAST-MINUTE
PRESENTATION. HE WAS WITH HIS DAUGHTER WHO HAS
MADE LIMITED APPEARANCES WITH FRIENDS OF PEOPLE SHE HAS CALLED
FRIENDS THAT SHE IS WORKED WITH ON THE GOP TAX BILL. SHE HAS
CAMPAIGNED FOR STEVE HELLER, CLAUDIA TENNEY AND KIM REYNOLDS , JUST A HANDFUL AND KELLYANNE
CONWAY AND SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS APPEARED ON STAGE WITH
THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED THE
ENTIRE CAMPAIGN CYCLE. AND, SIMULTANEOUSLY, HE HAS ADMITTED
THAT HE COULD’VE TAKEN A MUCH SOFTER TONE AFTER 2 YEARS OF
NONSTOP INFLAMMATORY RHETORIC. THIS POINTS TO MAYBE THE LIGHT GOING OFF AND
REALIZING HE DOES HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM. ALTHOUGH THE NUMBERS
HAVE BEEN PROBLEMATIC FOR A MONTH NOW. WHEN I TALKED WITH
THE WHITE HOUSE POLITICAL SHOP EARLIER IN OCTOBER, THEY DISMISS
THE 27 POINT GENDER GAP. SO, WE WILL KNOW THE — AS THE NIGHT GOES ON. THE
RACE HAS BEEN CALLED FOR JENNIFER LAXTON. THIS IS FOR THE
10th HOUSE DISTRICT IN VIRGINIA. BEATING BARBARA COMSTOCK, THE
INCUMBENT. LET’S GO TO BARBARA. THIS CHECK IN WITH EMILY. EMILY?
>>Reporter: THIS WATCH PARTY IS TURNING INTO
A VICTORY PARTY. FOLKS BEHIND ME ARE VERY EXCITED. OBVIOUSLY
STILL GLUED TO THE SCREENS BECAUSE THIS RACE ISN’T THE ONLY
ONE THERE WATCHING TONIGHT. THEY ARE WATCHING NEIGHBORING
DISTRICTS, THEY ARE WATCHING NATIONAL HORSES. PEOPLE ARE VERY
INTERESTED IN THESE RETURNS COMING IN. THEY ARE EXCITED
ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATE. I’VE BEEN TOLD BY SPOKESMEN THAT THEY ARE
WAITING FOR ROBERT COMSTOCK TO CALL AND JENNIFER WEXLER WILL BE
OUT MAKING HER SPEECH TO THIS GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS AND
SUPPORTERS WHO WILL BE VERY CURIOUS TO HEAR FROM HER. SO,
JENNIFER LAXTON MAKING A LITTLE HISTORY TONIGHT. AND THERE WE
HAVE IT. BIG CHEERS. BIG CHEERS IN THE ROOM. SO THIS SEAT WHICH
IS BEEN HELD BY REPUBLICAN FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS NOW IN DEMOCRATIC HANDS AND
FOLKS ARE LOVING IT. >>Reporter: YOU GUYS IN THE
STUDIO. I WILL HAVE MORE. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH. JACKIE, I
WANT TO RETURN TO YOU. THERE ARE PARTS OF THESE EARLY DISTRICTS THAT CLOSE THAT YOU
WILL BE WATCHING. OTHER SPECIFIC STATES OR SENATE RACES OR HOUSE
RACES THAT MIGHT BE BELLWETHERS OR INDICATORS FOR THE REST THE
NIGHT? >>THE TWO RACES I KNOW THAT OUR
GOP OPERATIVES, THEY ARE ANY BARR AND AMY McGRATH THAT WAS
JUST MENTIONED WITCHES NECK AND NECK. AND THEN, THE VIRGINIA RACES. I DID HAVE
AN OPERATIVE TELL ME THAT THEY HAD ASSUMED COMSTOCK WOULD LOOSE
SO IF THERE ARE ANY MORE LOSSES OUTSIDE A COMSTOCK IN
TRADITIONALLY REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLDS, THAT WOULD BE
PROBLEMATIC. SOMEONE USED THE ANALOGY I LOVED. IT WAS ABOUT
THE ANTI-BAR RACE , THEY’RE VIEWING IT AS THE
FIRST ROUND OF THE NCAA TOURNAMENT. IF THEY LOSE, THEY
ARE OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT. IF THEY WHEN THEY GO TO THE NEXT
ROUND. SO AWAY FROM KENTUCKY. >>IS A LITTLE BASKETBALL. WHICH
DISTRICTS ARE YOU WATCHING? >>I’M WATCHING THE FLORIDA,
BOTH RACES IN FLORIDA , THE GEORGIA GUBERNATORIAL
RACE. I AM INTERESTED IN GOVERNORS RACES BECAUSE THEY GET
WASHED AWAY IN A YEAR LIKE THIS WHERE THERE SO MUCH FOCUS ON THE
HOUSE AND SENATE BUT THEY ARE IMPORTANT. IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR DEMOCRATS TO REGAIN GROUND THAT THEY LOST OVER THE LAST 8
YEARS. I’M WATCHING WISCONSIN IN PARTICULAR WHERE SCOTT WALKER IS
RUNNING FOR A THIRD TERM BUT ACTUALLY RUNNING FOR THE FOURTH
TIME. AND, THAT RACE HAS BEEN A TOSSUP RACE FOR SOME TIME. SO,
I’M WATCHING THAT ONE. IN TERMS OF HOUSE RACES, WE WERE WATCHING
THE ONES WE’VE TALKED ABOUT. THESE VIRGINIA RACES OUTSIDE OF
THE COMSTOCK-WEXLER RACE, I THINK EVERYONE ASSUMED COMSTOCK
WAS GOING TO LOSE THIS RACE. THERE ARE SEVERAL SUBURBAN
DISTRICTS THAT ARE IN THIS PROFILE WHERE REPUBLICANS HAVE VERY
LITTLE HOPE OF HOLDING THEM. AS YOU FURTHER OUT INTO DISTRICTS
THAT ARE LITTLE MORE RURAL, THAT WAS ROMAN THE DEGREE THAT THERE IS DEMOCRATIC
MAJORITY. EVERYBODY PLEASE BY THE TIME WE GET THROUGH THE
NIGHT, THERE WILL BE A DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY THROUGH THE
HOUSE. HOW MUCH WILL THAT BE? AS WE WERE IN 2016, WE COULD END UP
BEING SURPRISED. >>YOU MENTION FLORIDA AND HOW
KEY IT IS FOR THE SENATE AND GOVERNORS RACE. THE POST’S
RHONDA COLEMAN IS IN ORLANDO AND WILL TELL US WHY THOSE RACES ARE
SIGNIFICANT. RHONDA? >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, THOSE
RACES ARE SIGNIFICANT AND WE ARE HERE AT BILL NELSON’S WATCH
PARTY. WE ARE WATCHING THE RACE. THAT IS A RACE BETWEEN ANDREW GILLAM AND RHONDA SANDERS, A
FORMER CONGRESSMAN. THAT MATCHUP COULD POTENTIALLY BE. IF GILLAM IS ELECTED, HE WOULD BE
THE FIRST BLACK GOVERNOR IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. DEPENDING ON
AN INTERNAL RACE PLAYS OUT IN GEORGIA, HE COULD BE THE ONLY
BLACK GOVERNOR IN ALL 50 STATES. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WATCHING
THAT THROUGH THE NIGHT. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER FACTOR WITHOUT
RACE. IT IS THE FACT THAT IS A MICROCOSM OF OUR NATIONS
POLITICS. MY ONE SIDE, YOU HAVE SANCHEZ WHO IS A TRUMP
SUPPORTER, IS VOCAL ABOUT HIS HOW HE LIKES THE PRESIDENT AND ALEXA
POLICIES AND HOW HE WILL MAKE SURE THAT HE FORCES THEM HERE IN
FLORIDA. TRUMP WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR HIM JUST A FEW DAYS AGO AND
CALLS THEM HIS FRIEND. FOR SANCHEZ, HE IS A REPUBLICAN.
THEN YOU HAVE GILLAM WHO IS VERY MUCH A DEMOCRATIC PERSON RIGHT
NOW. HE HAS HAD THE WHO’S WHO OF
NATIONAL DEMOCRATS CAMPAIGNED FOR HIM. HE SAID BERNIE SANDERS,
KEMAL HARRIS, OBAMA, SO A LOT OF PEOPLE BELIEVE HE HAS CREATED
ENERGY FOR THE DEMOCRATS AND PERHAPS BROUGHT SOME ENERGY TO
THE NELSON CAMP. WE WILL BRING YOU MORE AS THE NIGHT GOES ON
AND BACTERIA STUDIO. >>THANK YOU. NOT ONLY HAS A SENATE RACE,
NATIONAL ATTENTION, BUT MONEY IS POURED IN FROM AROUND THE
COUNTRY AND IT IS AND THAT BEING THE MOST EXPENSIVE THIS YEAR.
>>ABSOLUTELY. LET’S GO TO JOHN GILBERT WHO IS AT CLAIRE
McCASKILL BECAUSE WATCH PARTY IN ST. LOUIS.
>>Reporter: THANK YOU, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS RACE IS,
LOOK AT THE MONEY. OUTSIDE GROUPS OUTSIDE OF MISSOURI HAS
SPENT OVER $70 MILLION ON THIS RACE HERE IN MISSOURI. THAT’S
ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS. THAT’S THE
SECOND HIGHEST IN THE NATION. WHAT IS ALL THAT MONEY ADDING UP
TO? ATTACK ADS ARE EVERYWHERE. ANYWHERE YOU TURN ON THE TV, ALL
YOU SEE IS WALL-TO-WALL POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ADS THAT ARE
OFTEN REALLY HARSH AND BITING. DRIVING ON THE STATE AND TALKING
TO VOTERS, THE ONE THING I HEARD FROM REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS AND
INDEPENDENTS WAS PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH THIS. THERE IS A
DISCUSSED WITH THE LEVEL OF RHETORIC IN THE WAY THIS RACE
HAS TAKEN SHAPE AND JUST TAKE JUDY WILLIAMS, A FORMER
SCHOOLTEACHER I MET IN CENTRAL MISSOURI. HERE’S HOW SHE
PUT IT TO ME. >>I’M SO SICK AND TIRED OF THE
NEGATIVE CRAP AND I AM SICK OF McCASKILL AND I’M SICK OF HOLLY
AND I’M DONE WITH IT. I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
I WILL BE GLAD WHEN IT’S OVER. >>Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU SICK
OF? >>I JUST SAID. ALL OF THE
NEGATIVE CRAP GOING ON. >>Reporter: HOW MUCH DO YOU
THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE HIGHEST RATES OF OUTSIDE MONEY
BEING SPENT ON THIS? >>THAT’S ANOTHER THING THAT’S
WRONG. THEY HAVE A LIMIT ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND THEY OUGHT TO
HAVE TERM LIMITS ON THE PEOPLE. GOODBYE
>>Reporter: I WILL TELL YOU, DESPITE HER
DISMAY AT THE RHETORIC OF THE CAMPAIGN, I DID ASK JUDY
WILLIAMS AS SHE WAS WALKING AWAY IF SHE WILL SHOW UP TO THE POLLS
ON TUESDAY? LOOK AT ME LIKE I WAS CRAZY, SHE SAID OF COURSE.
>>ABSOLUTELY. I TALKED TO A LOT OF VOTERS WHO VOTED EARLY BUT
THEY HAVE BEEN FIST OFF AT HOW NEGATIVE THIS WHOLE CAMPAIGN HAS
BEEN. NOT JUST THE ACTUAL IDEAS BUT SOME OF THESE AS WE SOUGHT
IN ARIZONA, THESE ROBO CALLS GOT REALLY UGLY AND NASTY. IT
AFFECTS MORALE. >>BUT DOES IT AFFECT VOTES?
ULTIMATELY, HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN? JACKIE, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
>>I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS EARLIER TODAY. I KNOW EVERYONE
IS WATCHING THIS RACE. I THINK IT IS OVERLOOKING THE
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BETA-TED CRUZ RACE FOR TURNOUT
REASONS. IF THE RACE IS A LOT TIGHTER THAN PEOPLE SUSPECT, IF
HE DOES HAPPEN TO WIN, IT WILL PROBABLY BECAUSE THERE IS A
LARGE MINORITY AND HUGE VOTER TURNOUT. I ALSO THINK THAT HE
HAS MAINTAINED AND ISSUED THIS
PARTISAN RANCOR. I THINK IT IS AN EASY CONTRAST AGAINST TED
CRUZ WHO HAS ENGAGED IN A LOT OF NATIVE ATTACKS. BUT THAT IS BEEN
ATTRACTIVE TO VOTERS ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW.
>>IS THERE DANGER IN THE TONE TURNING PEOPLE OFF IN A WAY, IT
MAKES THEM STAY HOME? >>I DON’T THINK WE HAVE SEEN
ANY EVIDENCE OF PEOPLE SAYING HOME, THIS YEAR. I THINK QUITE
THE CONTRARY. PEOPLE HATE THE TONE OF POLITICS TODAY. PEOPLE, NO MATTER WHAT THEY LIKE DONALD
TRUMP OR DON’T LIKE HIM, THEY DON’T LIKE THE TOME THAT DONALD
TRUMP TAKES. YOU TALK TO A BALKANS WHO ARE TRUMP SUPPORTERS
AND ONE OF THE THINGS THEY AGREE ON IS THEY WISH HIS TWITTER FEED
WAS TAKEN AWAY AND HE COULDN’T DO WHAT HE DOES ON TWITTER. BUT
THAT DOESN’T CHANGE THE FACT THAT A DIVIDED COUNTRY WHICH WE
ARE TODAY, THAT PEOPLE SEE REAL STAKES IN THESE ELECTIONS. AND
BOTH SIDES HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THEY POSSIBLY CAN TO STOP THAT
SENSE OF WHAT IS A STAKE IN THE SELECTION. THE
PRESIDENT HAS TALKED ABOUT IT IN EXTREME TERMS. BUT DEMOCRATS
TALK ABOUT IT ALSO. SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE AND I THINK THAT
IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN THIS ELECTION. WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE
THE HIGHEST TURNOUT WE HAVE EVER SEEN IN A MIDTERM ELECTION. THAT
IS SAYING SOMETHING GIVEN ALL OF THE NEGATIVITY THAT WE’VE BEEN
THROUGH. >>AS WE WATCH THE CLOSING
ARGUMENTS AND WE WATCH PEOPLE TRYING TO SEAL THE DEAL WITH
VOTERS. I WOULD LOVE TO GET A SENSE FROM YOU OF WHAT HAPPENS
TOMORROW REGARDLESS OF WHO WINS? IN TERMS OF DEMOCRATS BEING ABLE
TO FULFILL THEIR PROMISES, REPUBLICANS BEING ABLE TO TALK
ABOUT HEALTHCARE AS AN ISSUE. REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING THEY WILL
PROTECT THEIR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. CAN
BESIDES OLIVER? >>I WOULD NOT EXPECT GREAT
CHANGES IN THE ABILITY OF WASHINGTON TO DEAL WITH SOME OF
THESE PROBLEMS. DEPENDING ON WHAT THE MAKEUP OF THE HOUSE IS,
THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE AS TO WHETHER HE WORKS
WITH THE DEMOCRATS OR NOT. IF THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN THE
MAJORITY, THEY OUGHT TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO
PROCEED. DO THEY WANT TO PUT FORTH AN AGENDA EVEN IF HE CAN’T
MAKE IT THROUGH THE SENATE AND GET TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK AND
GET A SIGNATURE? DO THEY WANT TO GET SOMETHING DONE WITH THE
PRESIDENT? HOW DO THEY DO THAT. THE MATTER HOW THE SELECTION
TURNS OUT, OR ALMOST HOW IT TURNS OUT, WE WILL BE A VERY
DIVIDED COUNTRY. >>NANCY PELOSI ON IS OUR
TROLLING FOR THIS PROGRAM. SHE SINGLED SHE WAS OPEN TO FINALLY
DOING INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL. PERHAPS, THE WHITE HOUSE
INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL WILL COME TO FRESHEN. WELL, WE’RE CHECKING IN WITH TEXAS
WHICH JACKIE MENTIONED. LEE HAS SPENT A LOT OF TIME DRIVING TO
POLITICAL EVENTS MEETING WITH VOTERS. LEE,
GREAT TO SEE YOU. THIS IS NOT JUST A HIGH-PROFILE TEXAS SENATE
RACE. TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE HOUSE RACES YOU ARE WATCHING.
>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, BETO O’ROURKE AND TED CRUZ MAY BE ON
THE TIP OF EVERYONE’S TONGUE. BUT THERE ARE RACES TO LOOK AT.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT CONGRESS. THE TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL
DELEGATION IS MASSIVE. 36 MEMBERS, BUT WE ARE WATCHING
THREE DISTRICTS IN PARTICULAR WERE DEMOCRATS THINK THEY CAN
BECAUSE REPUBLICANS BECAUSE THESE ARE ERRORS WERE
HILLARY CLINTON WON IN 2016. LET’S GO TO GRAPHICS TO LOOK AT
THESE DISTRICTS. WE GO TO HOUSTON AND THE SEVENTH
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT WHERE A NINE TERM INCUMBENT FACES
ATTORNEY BETSY FLETCHER. AS A DISTRICT
WITH A LOT OF POPULATION GROWTH AND BECOMING MORE DIVERSE. BUT
BOTH CANDIDATES THAT I’M PAYING PARTY TIES. CULBERTSON WASN’T IN THE ARENA
WHEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CAME TO HOUSTON CAMPAIGNING FOR
SENATOR TED CRUZ. NEXT TO DALLAS ON THE THREE SECOND COMMERCIAL
DISTRICT. HOUSE VETERAN PETE SESSIONS HAS STRONG TALENT BUT
DEMOCRAT : ALLRED, A FORMER LINEBACKER FOR THE TENNESSEE
TITANS. THIS DISTRICT IS HIGHLY EDUCATED. THEY HAVE SEEN BIG INCREASES IN HISPANIC AND ASIAN
POPULATIONS. HILLARY CLINTON NEARLY ONE IN 2016. FINALLY, IN
THE 23rd COMMERCIAL DISTRICT, REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT WILL HURT
FACES — THIS DISTRICT IS HUGE AND SPREAD ACROSS TWO TIME ZONES
IN A SPARSELY POPULATED WEST DISTRICT. DRIVING ACROSS THE
DISTRICT, IT TAKES 10 HOURS. THEIR EFFORTS AT BIPARTISANSHIP
NOTICEABLY LIVE STREAMING CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIPS WITH
BETO O’ROURKE IS NOW RUNNING FOR SENATE. DEBBIE AND EUGENE, HERE’S THE
THING. PEOPLE TELL ME EVEN IF BENNO O’ROURKE LOSES, THE ENERGY
AND ENTHUSIASM HE BROUGHT FROM HIS CAMPAIGN COULD AFFECT THESE
DEMOCRATS. HOW? BY DRIVING OUT TURNOUT. BACK TO YOU.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. SO, JACKIE, WE LOOK AT THESE RACES,
SOMEBODY’S HOUSE RACES, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WILL COMMUNICATE IF
THE DELEGATION FROM TEXAS ACTUALLY DOES END UP BEING MORE
BLUE THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST? >>I THINK IT COMMUNICATES THAT
THE PRESIDENT’S NONSTOP MESSAGING ON THE CARAVAN AND THE
IMMIGRANT RHETORIC IS NOT SITTING AS WELL AS HE SUSPECTS.
AND, HIS CLAIMS HAVE BEEN PROVEN LARGELY FALSE ABOUT CRIME AND IMMIGRATION ON THE
BORDER. SOME OF THOSE TOWNS AND DISTRICTS ARE THE SAFEST DISTRICTS IN THE
COUNTRY CONTRARY TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE VOTERS TO
BELIEVE. AND IT ALSO MEANS THAT FINALLY, DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN
ABLE TO TURN OUT LATINOS WHICH HAVE BEEN ELUSIVE IN PAST
ELECTIONS ALONG WITH YOUNG PEOPLE.
>>BUT, IF THE OPPOSITE HAPPENS OTHER VULCANS ARE ABLE TO HOLD
ONTO THE DISTRICTS, IS AN AFFIRMATION OF PRESIDENT DONALD
TRUMP’S STYLE AND MESSAGE? OR IS IT MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT?
>>I DEFINITELY THINK IT IS MORE COMPLICATED. TEXAS IS
COMPLICATED. IT IS AN INCREDIBLY CONSERVATIVE STATE WITH HUGE
COLLEGE TOWNS AND URBAN AREAS, IS ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE
PLACES. INCLUDED WITH IMMIGRANTS AND
REFUGEES. THAT WE TALK ABOUT THE LATINO VOTERS WHO EVERYONE
THINKS IS MORE LIKELY TO GO DEMOCRAT. BUT THEY ARE OFTEN
SOCIALLY CONSERVATIVE IN TEXAS. WHATEVER HAPPENS THERE, I THINK
EITHER PARTY SHOULD SEE A MANDATE BUT ALSO THE BEGINNING
OF A CONVERSATION OF WHAT THESE VOTERS WANT.
>>I DO KNOW THERE WERE TENSIONS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT
CAMPAIGNING FOR TED CRUZ LAST WEEK. I KNOW THERE IS
TENSION BETWEEN THE CRUISE CAMPAIGN AND THE TRUMP WHITE
HOUSE WHETHER THE PRESIDENT WILL GO DOWN THERE AND IF HE WOULD BE
HELPFUL. THERE IS A BIT OF A DIFFERENT BETWEEN TED CRUZ
REPUBLICANS AND TWO REPUBLICANS. IF HE RETAINS THE HOUSE, MY
STYLE , THE WAY I DO THINGS. WILL
REPUBLICANS HIT THE SAME WAY? >>THE PRESIDENT WILL FIND THE
SILVER LINING. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, HE’S NOT ONE WHO ADMITS MISTAKES
AND HE IS NOT ONE WHO ADMITS THAT HE’S TAKEN THE LOSS. I
MEAN, IF THE SENATE ENDS UP IN DEMOCRATIC HANDS, THERE’S NOT A
WAY TO LOOK AT IT. THIS IS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER A
REPUDIATION. >>PRESIDENT OBAMA WOULD’VE CALLED
IT A SHELLACKING. >>OR IT IS SOMETHING. YOU CAN
PICK YOUR ADDITIVE. IF THE PRESIDENT DOES A PARTS
CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY, WE’LL SEE WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT IT. BUT,
WE HAVE NEVER HAD A MIDTERM ELECTION THAT I CAN RECALL THAT
HAS BEEN THIS MUCH A REFERENDUM ON THE CUMBERLAND. ALL MIDTERMS
ARE IN FACT A REFERENDUM ON THE PRESIDENT. BUT THIS ONE, MORE SO BECAUSE OF
THE WAY HE HAS GOVERNED FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS. BECAUSE OF THE
DIVISIONS IN THE COUNTRY, BECAUSE OF THE ENERGY ON BOTH
SIDES THAT IS BEEN TAPPED BY THESE THESE VARIOUS CAMPAIGNS.
ALMOST ANY WAY YOU CUT IT, THIS ELECTION REVOLVES AROUND DONALD
TRUMP AND WILL ALL INTERPRET THE RESULTS AND MAKE PERSONAL JUDGMENTS AND
POLITICAL JUDGMENTS AND THE PRESIDENT WILL DO THE SAME. I
THINK REPUBLICANS , IF THERE’S A BIG SETBACK, THEY
WILL BEGIN TO REEVALUATE WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE HIM AS PRESIDENT.
BUT ALSO, TO HAVE A REPUBLICAN BASE THAT IS DEVOTED TO THE PRESIDENT AS THEY
ARE. >>Reporter: REGARDLESS OF WHAT
HAPPENS IN THESE RACES OVERNIGHT, THE MIDTERMS HAVE
ARTIE MADE HISTORY IN THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING SPENT TO TRY TO
INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME. LET’S GO TO HANNAH TOOL WITH A LOOK AT
THE STAGGERING AMOUNT OF MONEY BEHIND THE FIGHT FOR THE SENATE.
HANNAH? >>Reporter: I’M HERE WITH A
TRACKER. A PERSON WITH A NET WORTH OF
ABOUT $85, I’VE BEEN PERSONALLY STAGGERED BY THESE FIGURES. IS
IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE MIDTERM? >>YES. IT IS. IT IS A MOST
EXPENSIVE MIDTERM AND EVERY ELECTION HAS BECOME LIKE THAT.
IT HAS BECOME THE MOST EXPENSIVE RACE IN 2016, THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE
OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE. NOW THIS IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE MIDTERM
AND IT’S ONLY GOT A UPWARDS. >>WILL THIS KEEP GOING FOREVER?
IS THERE AN UPPER LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT CAN BE
SPENT ON NEGATIVE ADS? >>THAT’S ALL POINT OF CITIZENS
UNITED. THERE IS NO UPPER LIMIT TO PEOPLE OR CORPORATIONS OR
ANYBODY WANTS TO INFLUENCE A ELECTION. THEY CAN SPEND AS MUCH
MONEY AS THEY WANT. >>HAS BEEN THE MOST EXPENSIVE
RACE? WHAT ARE THE MOST EXTENSIVE
RACES OF THIS TERM? >>SOME OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE
SENATE RACES ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE. I THINK THE MOST
EXPENSIVE RIGHT NOW IS THE FLORIDA SENATE RACE FOLLOWED BY
MISSOURI AND THEN BY TEXAS. AND IN EACH ONE OF
THESE RACES, THEY ARE DIFFERENT. IN FLORIDA, FOR EXAMPLE, A LOT
OF MONEY IS COMING FROM THE CANDIDATES.
>>THEY ARE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON THEMSELVES.
>>CORRECT. >>IT ISN’T LIKE SINGING FOR
WHOEVER LOSES. >>PROBABLY, IN THAT RACE, RICK SCOTT WHO’S INDEPENDENTLY
WEALTHY HAS SPENT A TON OF MONEY. MILLIONS AND MILLIONS ON
GETTING HIMSELF ELECTED.>>HE DOES GET HIS WAY BACK HE
LOSES. >>NOW, IT’S ALL GONE.
>>WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MISSOURI IS A LOT OF THE SUPER-PACK, AND
BIG OUTSIDE GROUPS INCLUDING THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTY
COMMITTEES ARE GETTING AT 10 OF MONEY SPENT. IN TEXAS, IT’S
DIFFERENT. IN THE BETO VERSUS CRUZ, WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF
SMALL MONEY DONORS. WHAT THAT MEANS IS PEOPLE WHO ARE WRITING
CHECKS OR GOING ONLINE AND CONTRIBUTING TO
THE CAMPAIGNS, THEY ARE SENDING LESS THAN $200 EACH TIME THEY
ARE GIVING. BUT, IT AMOUNTS TO A LOT OF MONEY.
>>THIS IS THE THING YOU SEE, HE’S CANADA GETS GET A LOT OF
SMALL DONATIONS AS OBAMA DID IN 2008. WE’LL SEE HOW EFFECTIVE
THIS IS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. MAYBE WILL CHECK IN WITH YOU.
BACK TO YOU GUYS. >>WAS A WIN FOR DEMOCRATS OR
REPUBLICANS? THIS MAY SOUND OBVIOUS, BUT I WANT TO HEAR YOU
TALK ABOUT WHERE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS MAY
LIE? >>A1 FOR THE DEMOCRATS IS TO
WIN A MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TO WIN IT BY
MORE THAN A COUPLE OF SEATS. I THINK GOING INTO TODAY, A LOT OF
DEMOCRATIC STRATEGISTS HAD KIND OF BOOSTED THEIR EXPECTATIONS
FROM 30-30 5C TAKE UP TO 35-40 SEAT PICKUP. BUT WITH 35 BEING
THE AGREED-UPON EXPECTATION. IF THEY FALL WELL
SHORT OF THAT, THERE’LL BE DISAPPOINTMENT IF THEY DO IT
MAJORITY. >>BEFORE WE GO TO REPUBLICANS,
WE DO HAVE A RACE IN HOUSE DISTRICT IN FLORIDA, DONNA
SHELLEY THE WINNINGEST RACE OVER MARIA SALAZAR. BUT DONNA SHELLEY
LOCKE, A FORMER STAFFER FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON, IT WAS A GOP SEED . IT IS TURNED
BLUE. >>NOT JUST A STAFFER, SHE IS A
CABINET SECRETARY. AND THEN, THAT WOULD BE THE OLDEST HOUSE
FRESHMAN AT AGE 77? THAT WAY, IT IS BEEN LAYING IN HER
DIRECTION.>>PICKUPS IN THE HOUSE AND
SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS IS A WIN. EVEN IF THEY LOSE THE SENATE IS
AT A WINNING NIGHT? >>IF THEY LOSE THE SENATE, THAT
WILL BE ONE FOR THE REPUBLICANS. I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE
MAP FOR THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE IS EXTREMELY FAVORABLE.
THIS MAP, THIS IS THE BEST MAP FOR A POLITICAL PARTY SINCE
POPULAR VOTE FOR SENATE BEGAN BACK IN THE EARLY PART OF THE
LAST CENTURY. AND, DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN IN A VERY DIFFICULT
POSITION. SO, WINNING THE NUMBER OF SEATS THEY HAVE TO WIN
TO GET THE MAJORITY HAS BEEN DIFFICULT ALL ALONG. I THINK
THAT A COUPLE OF THINGS HAVE HAPPENED THAT MADE THAT MORE
DIFFICULT. ONE WAS THE CAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION FIGHT WHICH BEGAN
TO PUT ENERGY INTO THE REPUBLICAN BASE. AND THE SECOND
IS THE PRESIDENT’S RELENTLESS CAMPAIGN SCHEDULE OVER THE LAST TWO
WEEKS. WE AGAIN, WE NEVER SEEN A PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN AS VIGOROUSLY
AND AS ENERGETICALLY AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. TO THE
EXTENT THAT THIS WAS LOUD, THEY WILL BE INDEBTED TO THE
PRESIDENT. >>JACKIE, ONE FOR REPUBLICANS
IN THE SENATE COULD MEAN A PICKUP OF SEATS? HOW MANY SEATS
ARE YOU HAD IN THE SENATE WHETHER YOU ARE DEMOCRAT OR
REPUBLICAN, THAT’S A BIG DEAL . JUST HAVING A SAFETY THAT
WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL NIGHT FOR REPUBLICANS.
>>I THINK EITHER WAY, IS SO HARD TO DEFINE THIS. THE
PRESIDENT IS GOING TO SPIN THIS AND TWIST THIS AT HIS WHIM. I
THINK IF REPUBLICANS DO LOSE THE HOUSE, THE PRESIDENT WILL SPIN
IT AS A WIN. AND HE WILL TRY TO TALK IT UP.
SORRY, IF RELEVANCE IS A HOUSE BUT WHEN THE SENATE, ALL YOU
WILL THEY SHOULD LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE
THAT GOT THEM THE WIN AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY WANT.>>STAY WITH US, YOU ARE
WATCHING THE WASHINGTON POST. >>>POLLS ARE CLOSING AND WE
HAVE ARKANSAS — POLLS ARE CLOSING IN ARKANSAS. HUTCHINSON
IS FAVORED STRONGLY OVER JARED HENDERSON. AS WE WANT TO DO
EVERY HALF HOUR, WE WILL TAKE A MOMENT TO CATCH YOU UP ON THE
KEY RACES AND RESULTS SO FAR. LET’S CHECK IN WITH WEST
VIRGINIA. IF WE CAN LOOK BACK AT THAT WAS VIRGINIA GRAPHIC, YOU
CAN SAY THERE IS A 2% LEAD. THIS IS EARLY AND WE WILL SEE WHERE
THIS GOES. FLORIDA IS THE 27th DISTRICT THAT HAS BEEN CALLED
FOR THE FORMER SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES UNDER
BILL CLINTON TAKING THAT HOUSE SEAT IN FLORIDA. GOING TO THE
NEXT SEAT TONIGHT, WE ARE WATCHING THIS FLORIDA GOVERNOR’S
RACE, 60% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING AND YOU CAN SEE NECK AND NECK.
THE TRUMP LOVING TOKENS ARE OVER THE DEMOCRAT. IN GEORGIA, WE ARE
GETTING INITIAL NUMBERS WITH AN EARLY LEAD OVER STACY INGRAM’S.
THESE EARLY NUMBERS. YOU HAVE TO GET 50% OR MORE AND POTENTIALLY
OVER 50% TO TAKE HOME THE GOVERNORSHIP TONIGHT. LET’S LOOK
AT PENNSYLVANIA, ONE OF THE MANY DISTRICTS IN PENNSYLVANIA WE
WILL BE WATCHING. GEORGE SCOTT AND SCOTT PERRY. THIS IS
CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOSSUP’S. SCOTT PERRY IS A FREEDOM CAUCUS
MEMBER BUT HIS INCOME IT AS — IS AN OFFICER. BUT SEND IT TO
PHIL WHO IS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON EACH OF THESE.
>>LET’S TALK ABOUT FLORIDA. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE PAYING
ATTENTION TO FLORIDA. IT’S A BIG RAISE. RIGHT NOW, 71% OUR
REPORTING AND THERE IS A SLIGHT POINT OVER ANDREW. THIS
INDICATES HOW MANY VOTES HAVE BEEN CAST. WHAT I WILL DO IS
CIRCLE A FEW COUNTIES HERE. ONE BY TAMPA AND WENT NORTH OF MIAMI
AND ORLANDO AND UP BY JACKSONVILLE. WHEN I LOOK AT
WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015, ALL OF THOSE COUNTIES WERE RED
COUNTIES. THEY ALL WENT FOR DONALD TRUMP. IF YOU REMEMBER,
FLORIDA IN 2016, HE NEARLY WON THE STATE OF FLORIDA JUST BY A
LITTLE BIT. ALL OF THESE COUNTIES WENT FROM RED TO BLUE
AND IF YOU COMPARE THE SIZE OF THE CIRCLES, THEY ARE NOT MUCH
SMALLER. THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE ANDREW GILLUM CAMP. IF
WE LOOK AT TWO OTHER THINGS, I WILL CIRCLE AGAIN, TALLAHASSEE
AND HERE IN THE PANHANDLE, SORT OF A DIFFERENT STORY. WE KNOW
THERE ARE A LOT OF VOTES COMING IN THE PANHANDLE AND IT CLOSES
LATER THAN THE REST OF THE STAY AND IT IS MUCH MORE
CONSERVATIVE. YOU CAN SEE THESE RED CIRCLES ARE MUCH SMALLER AND
WE STILL HAVE MORE VOTES COMING IN BUT TALLAHASSEE IS WHERE
ANDREW GILLUM IS MAKING IS THE MAYOR OF TALLAHASSEE SO THIS IS
WHERE HE SHOULD BE DOING WELL. HILLARY CLINTON HAD 4.56% OF THE
VOTE. HE IS NOT DOING AS WELL AS YOU WOULD EXPECT. THERE IS GOOD
NEWS ON BOTH SIDES FOR THESE CANDIDATES. IS STILL A CLOSE
RACE AND WE STILL HAVE A LOT TO COME IN BUT WHAT WE WANT TO
LOOK AT IS HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED.
>> WE ARE NOW JOINED BY A WHITE HOUSE SUPPORTER. THANK YOU FOR
BEING HERE AND ALSO A NATIONAL REPORTER. AS A ALWAYS, EUGENE —
AS ALWAYS, EUGENE SCOTT. WE HAVE BEEN GLUED TO OUR DESK.
>>IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE 2016 UP MARGINALLY. REPUBLICANS ARE
PERFORMING ABOUT WHERE DONALD TRUMP WAS LAST TIME. YOU ARE
SEEING AN ADVANTAGE FOR DEMOCRATS BUT NOT MUCH. THERE IS
A LOT OF PANIC BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR FLORIDA TO BE MORE OBVIOUS
DEMOCRATIC BUT INSTEAD YOU ARE SEEING DEMOCRATS DOING VERY WELL ON THE SUBURBS
AND PROBABLY ON THE EDGE WITH WHAT THEY NEED TO WIN THE HOUSE
WHICH IS WHAT WE THOUGHT COMING INTO TONIGHT.
>>REPUBLICANS HAVE GOTTEN A LITTLE GIDDY I FEEL LIKE.
>>UNTIL TONIGHT, DEMOCRATS HAVE AN THE SOCIAL ELECTIONS BUT
THERE IS AN INTERVENING POWER THAT NO PRESIDENT HAS HAD TO GET HIS
BASE OUT AND THEY WERE COUNTING ON THAT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE
TURNOUT RISING, TOKENS WERE ENCOURAGED TO TURNOUT TODAY AND
FLORIDA AGAIN. THEY WERE ENCOURAGED BY WHAT THEY SAW ON
ARIZONA. IT WAS ALL CHERRY PICKING BUT NONE OF IT WAS THE
BASE TURNOUT THAT YOU SAW IN 2010. YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT
IS AS UNPOPULAR AS OBAMA WAS BUT NOT THE SAME SLEEPINESS IN HIS BASE.
>> YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND YOU HAVE BEEN
OUT WITH RESIDENT TRUMP BUT YOUR DISPATCHES HAVE BEEN SO
FASCINATING. IS THERE A DIFFERENT MOOD AND THE RALLIES
THAT YOU ARE SEEING THEN IN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY?
>>LOOK AT WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN GOING AND ESPECIALLY
THE LAST DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN. IT’S NOT THE BATTLEGROUNDS IN
VIRGINIA OR PENNSYLVANIA BUT THE DEEP RED TERRITORY. LET’S LOOK
AT WHERE HE WAS YESTERDAY. HE WAS IN HIS 11 CAMPAIGNS IN
MISSOURI AND INDIANA WHERE THERE ARE HEAVILY CONTESTED SENATE
RACES. HE WON IN 2016 AND IS VERY POPULAR AND REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATES HAVE TIED THEMSELVES AND ARE CLINGING TO TRUMP RIGHT
NOW TO PUSH THEM OVER THE FINISH LINE. I THINK THOSE STATES ARE
THE ONES WE ARE WATCHING RIGHT NOW.
>> JENNIFER IS SPEAKING IN VIRGINIA. LET’S TALK ABOUT —
WAS LISTENING. >>I WANT TO STAND AS YOUR
CONGRESSWOMAN ELECT. WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER, WE ACCOMPLISH
GREAT THINGS. BECAUSE WE WORK TOGETHER, WE SEND A MESSAGE THAT
WE WANT A BETTER NATION. THAT WE DEMAND A BETTER NATION. A NATION
WHERE WE TREAT EACH OTHER WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT. BECAUSE WE
DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN A NATION WHERE PEOPLE ARE STRIPPED OF
THEIR HEALTHCARE. WE DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN A NATION WHERE KIDS
GO TO SCHOOLS THAT ARE CRUMBLING . WE DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN A
NATION WHERE CHILDREN ARE TORN AWAY FROM THE PARENTS OF
THE BORDER. WE DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN A NATION WHERE PEOPLE
LIVE IN FEAR OF BEING GUNNED DOWN IN SYNAGOGUES, CHURCHES,
WORKPLACES, MOVIE THEATERS, OR ANYWHERE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.
OUR COUNTRY IS BETTER THAN THAT. IT HAS TO BE BETTER THAN THAT.
IT WILL BE BETTER THAN THAT. >>[ APPLAUSE ]
>>AMERICANS DESERVE A NATION WHERE CHILDREN ARE SAFE AND
IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME AND SCHOOLS ARE SUCCESSFUL AND IT IS
NO LONGER EASIER TO BUY A GUN THAT IT IS TO VOTE. THAT IS THE
AMERICA I BELIEVE IN. THAT IS THE AMERICA YOU ARE WORRIED FOR
AND THAT IS THE AMERICA THAT VIRGINIA 10 JUST VOTED FOR. THAT
DOES NOT MEAN THAT OUR WORK IS DONE. WE HAVE SO MUCH STILL TO
DO. THAT TAKES US TO THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, WHAT COMES NEXT.
IT’S NO SECRET THAT OUR COUNTRY AND COMMUNITIES ARE DIVIDED. OUR
POLITICS ARE HARSH. WE KNOW WE CANNOT CONTINUE LIKE THIS AND WE
KNOW THAT A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT — A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST
ITSELF CANNOT STAND. IT’S UP TO US TO BEGIN THE WORK OF
RETURNING OUR NATION TO THE CORE VALUES THAT WE KNOW AMERICA
STANDS FOR. WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO THE
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. THIS WILL ONLY HAPPEN IF AS WE DID IN THIS
CAMPAIGN, WE COME TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER, NOT TO WIN VOTES
BUT TO WIN BACK THE INCLUSION AND COMPASSION AND DIGNITY THAT
MAKES AMERICA THE NATION WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE. WE HAVE MORE HARD WORK AHEAD OF
US. >> JENNIFER WEXTON’S VICTORY
SPEECH. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE iPHONE GUY IN FRONT. SHE IS GETTING A MESSAGE THAT
SHE HOPES — GIVING A MESSAGE THAT SHE HOPES RESONATE WITH
VOTERS. >>THERE WERE TWO KEY POINTS
THAT I TOOK AWAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SERVICING. ONE IS THE
IMMIGRATION ISSUE AND THE CHILDREN AT THE BORDER BEING
LOCKED IN CAGES. PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT AS MUCH
AS THEY WERE MAYBE A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO BUT THAT HAS STILL
NOT BEEN RESOLVED. IT IS AN ISSUE THAT A LOT OF VOTERS CARE
ABOUT. ALSO, THE SHOOTINGS AND THE GUN VIOLENCE IN THE
SYNAGOGUES. GUN CONTROL IS STILL VERY MUCH AN ISSUE WITH THESE
VOTERS AND I FEEL LIKE SHE ADDRESSED THAT AND PROMISED THAT
IT WOULD BE SOMETHING WE WOULD TALK ABOUT.
>>I WAS SHOCKED WITH THE FIRST THING THAT CAME OUT OF HER MOUTH
WHICH WAS HEALTHCARE. SOMETIMES DEMOCRATS GET CRITICIZED FOR
LACKING A MESSAGE BUT YOU CANNOT DISAGREE THAT THERE HAS BEEN
DISCIPLINE ON THIS HEALTHCARE MESSAGE PELICANS WOULD REPEAL
THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT AND TAKE AWAY PROTECTIONS FOR
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. THIS IS FOR THE SUBURBAN DISTRICTS.
>>REPUBLICANS SPENT A LOT OF MONEY . IT SUGGESTS THAT THEY ARE
HITTING THOSE MARKS IN THE SUBURBS AT THE AREAS THAT HAVE
BEEN RURAL POCKETS, THOSE ARE NOT DELIVERING AT THE 2016
MARKET. IT’S NOT DELIVERING ENOUGH.>>NOT A GUARANTEE OF ANYTHING
HAPPENING TONIGHT. A LOT OF EYES ARE IN FLORIDA. WE HAVE AN
INITIAL LOOK. THIS IS A KEY SENATE SEAT AND WE HAVE MORE ON
THE ISSUES IN ORLANDO WITH RHONDA.
>>Reporter: YOU ALL MENTIONED ABOUT HOW JENNIFER WEXTON TALKED
ABOUT THE ISSUES OF GUNS. FLORIDA HAS BEEN THE SITE OF A
FEW MASS SHOOTINGS. THERE WAS THE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING AND THEN
THE SHOOTING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA. OUT OF
THAT SHOOTING, A MOVEMENT WAS BORN. YOU REMEMBER IN MARCH,
THERE WAS A RALLY WHERE PARKLAND STUDENTS PROMISED THAT THEY
WOULD MAKE IS AN ISSUE FOR THIS ELECTION. ONE OF THE LEAD
ACTIVISTS SAID THIS WILL BE THE TIME THAT VOTERS WOULD SPEAK TO
POLITICIANS ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS ON GUNS.
>>WHO WILL VOTE ON THE 2018 ELECTION. IF YOU LISTEN REALLY
CLOSE, YOU CAN HEAR THE PEOPLE IN POWER SHAKING. THEY HAVE
GOTTEN USED TO BE PROTECTIVE OF THEIR POSSESSIONS AND THE SAFETY
OF AN ACTION. INACTION IS NO LONGER SAFE AND TO THAT WE SAY,
NO MORE. >> THAT WAS THE PARKLAND
CITIGROUP. THEY KEPT THEIR PROMISE AND WENT AROUND THE STATE AS WELL AS
THE COUNTRY AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES REGISTERING PEOPLE TO
VOTE SO THEY WOULD MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE MIDTERM ELECTION.
WE WILL SEE LATER TONIGHT IF THERE MOVEMENT ACTUALLY DID MOVE
THE NEEDLE IN THIS MIDTERM ELECTION.
>>WE JUST SAW THE DEMOCRATS AND WE ALSO HAVE THE REPUBLICANS
WINNING OVER LESLIE COCKBURN. SHE WAS WELL KNOWN LOCALLY AS A
JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST. CAN YOU TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT THIS
WIN MIGHT MEAN? >> THIS DISTRICT HAS A COUPLE
OF COMMUNITIES AND HAS A WORLD VOTE. COBURN — COCKBURN WAS A
FLAWED NOMINEE. THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE FLOATING THAT THE
DEMOCRATS WOULD PICK UP THE SEAT AND SHE WAS ONE OF THEM.
>>WE ARE LOOKING AT THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE. WE HAVE ONE
OF THE BIG SURPRISES. >> POWELL HAS BEEN FOLLOWING
THIS RACE FOR MONTHS. >>GOOD EVENING FROM EL PASO FROM THE BASEBALL
PARK WHERE BETO O’ROURKE IS EXPECTED LATER
TONIGHT. THE CHALLENGE HAS BEEN INTRODUCING BETO O’ROURKE. BEFORE HE ENTERED
THIS RACE, HE WAS NOT THAT WELL KNOWN ACROSS TEXAS. PART OF THE
PROBLEM IS THAT THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION IS
LARGE AND IT IS HARD TO BREAK OUT OF THE PACK. THE OTHER
CHALLENGE IS THAT WE ARE AT THE FAR WESTERN TIP OF TEXAS. IN
ANOTHER TIME ZONE COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE STATE. IT IS
CLOSER TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA THEN HOUSTON, TEXAS, WHERE WE
ARE RIGHT NOW. THE JOB OF TED CRUZ IN THIS
RACE, THE INCUMBENT, HE HAS HAD IT EASIER BECAUSE HE HAS DONE
THIS BEFORE. HE HAS RUN STATEWIDE AND HE HAS THE
ADVANTAGE OF REPUBLICANS. IT HAS BEEN A MEMORABLE RACE WITH
SKATEBOARDS AND WILLIE NELSON. HERE IS A LOOK.
>> BETO O’ROURKE IS ON A SKATEBOARD AND A WHATABURGER
PARKING LOT. — IN A WHATABURGER PARKING LOT.>> BERNIE SANDERS BELIEVES IN WHAT
HE IS FIGHTING FOR. HE BELIEVES IN SOCIALISM. I BELIEVE THAT
WHAT HE IS FIGHTING FOR DOES NOT WORK AND I BELIEVE YOU ARE
SINCERE LIKE BERNIE. I COMMEND YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR WHAT YOU
BELIEVE IN. WE DISAGREE ON THE OUTCOMES BUT
YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR THE PRINCIPLES YOU BELIEVE IN AND I
RESPECT THAT. >>TRUE TO FORM.
>> FOR A LONG TIME, BETO O’ROURKE DID NOT MENTION TED
CRUZ OR EVEN PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT AFTER THAT FIRST DEBATE IN
DALLAS, THE POLLS CAME OPEN AND IT STARTED TO SHOW THAT GAP
WIDENING BETWEEN BETO O’ROURKE AND CRUZ WITH CRUZ TAKING THE
LEAD. BETO O’ROURKE DID START TO MAKE — START TO MENTION
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TED CRUZ AND JABBED BACK. — JOB BACK. — JAB BACK. HE DIDN’T MENTION THEM AT FIRST
BUT THEN HE FELT LIKE HE NEEDED TO FINALLY FIGHT BACK.
>>WE HAVE ANOTHER RACE CALLED TO SHARE WITH YOU. THIS IS IN
KENTUCKY. THIS IS A CLOSELY WATCHED RACE AND A LOT OF MONEY
POURED IN. IT’S A CHUMP SEAT BUT AMY McGRATH HAD THE PERSONALITY THAT PEOPLE
WERE HOPING WOULD PUSH HER TO SUCCESS.
>>REPUBLICANS REALIZED THAT. THEY SPENT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS
OF DOLLARS BASHING HER FOR STUFF THAT SHE SAID ON THE
TRAIL. JUST THINGS THAT SOUNDED PRETTY
LIBERAL. THEY PRETRADE HER AS A LIBERAL I DID NOT HAVE ROOTS IN
THE DISTRICT AND SHE ENDED THE ELECTION WITH HIGHER POSITIVES
THAN ANDY BARR BUT THIS IS ANOTHER CASE WHERE THE DIEHARD
CONSERVATIVE BASE WAS ENOUGH TO LEAK IT OUT.
>> SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER FLY F-18’S INCUMBENT
SHOWING — IN COMBAT SHOWING THAT SHE CAN RUN ON HER TOUGHNESS.
>>CLEARLY, DEMOCRATS WILL ALWAYS BE DISADVANTAGED JUST BY
THE MAKEUP OF THE DISTRICT. THEY DID BRING THE REPUBLICAN
CALVARY IN THE LAST FEW DAYS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS CAMPAIGNING
FOR ANDY BARR. HE WAS SAYING GET BACK TO WORK AND GET BACK TO
CAMPAIGNING. AMY McGRATH HAS SOME OF THE BEST ADS IN THE
CYCLES AND HAD SHE OF THE ANDY BARR, SHE WOULD’VE
RISEN TO BIG COMPETITORS SO IT IS A BIG MENTAL BEAT FOR
DEMOCRATS NOW AND FOR POTENTIAL
OPPORTUNITIES. >> WE ARE LOOKING AT WHAT ISSUES
ARE RESONATED WITH VOTERS IN THE MOST COMPETITIVE RACES. WE HAVE
THE LATEST. >>I’M HERE WITH EMILY , A
POLLING ANALYST WHO HAS SOME SPECIAL DATA ABOUT A RACE.
>>WE DID A POLL IN VIRGINIA 10 AND WE FOUND THAT AMONG VOTERS
WHO SAID TRUMP WAS THE BIGGEST ISSUE, JENNIFER WEXTON WON 4-1 , THEIR VOTES.
>>WE HEARD THIS WAS A TOP ISSUE AND PEOPLE COULD HAVE READ THAT
AS MEANING EITHER PRO-OR ANTI-TRUMP PEOPLE BUT AT LEAST
IN VIRGINIA 10, IT SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS A MOTIVATOR AGAINST
REPUBLICANS. >>WE ALSO FOUND OUT THAT SHE
WON INDEPENDENCE BY ABOUT 20 POINT MARGIN AND SHE WON HER
PARTY BUT WAS ALSO ABLE TO GAIN SOME REPUBLICANS AS WELL.>>I WANT TO LOOK AT THE ISSUES
THAT WERE MOST IMPORTANT ACROSS THE COUNTRY OR THE BATTLEGROUND
DISTRICT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS. WERE YOU
SURPRISED BY TRUMP AND HEALTHCARE OR IS THERE ANYTHING
ABOUT THAT THAT SURPRISES YOU? >>WE FOUND THAT FOUR IN 10
PEOPLE FOUND THAT HEALTHCARE AND TRUMP ARE THE BIGGEST ISSUES.
WE ALWAYS SEE ECONOMY AS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES AND IN THE
SELECTION, THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE CASE SO FAR. RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE
SEEN TRUMP AND HEALTHCARE AS THE BIGGEST ISSUE.
>> ALSO, PEOPLE’S FEELINGS IN THE ECONOMY DOES NOT MEAN THEY
THINK THE COUNTRY IS GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
>> RIGHT. THEY ARE SAYING THE ECONOMY IS DOING WELL BUT ALSO A SMALL MAJORITY IS
SAYING THE COUNTRY IS GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
>>WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU LEARNED IN YOUR SURVEY DATA?
>> WE ASKED JUST AMONG PEOPLE VOTING IN THE DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE WHETHER OR NOT THE HOUSE — IF THE DEMOCRATS WIN
MAJORITY, IF THEY SHOULD MOVE AHEAD WITH IMPEACHMENT AND ABOUT
SIX IN 10 SO THEY SHOULD. >>THAT ONLY MEAN SOMETHING IF
DEMOCRATS WIN THE HOUSE BACK. >>WE WILL SEE. STAY TUNED ALL NIGHT AND WE WILL
LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. >>YOU ARE MAKING GREAT PREDICTIONS. BACK TO YOU GUYS
FOR NOW. >>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT.
WHEN THEY SAY THAT SOME OF THE TOP THREE ISSUES FOR VOTERS WERE
DONALD TRUMP, HEALTHCARE AND THE ECONOMY , WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THAT?
I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN COVERING SOME OF THESE TRUMP RALLIES.
DOES THAT SEEM LIKE WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN CARRYING — CARING
ABOUT? >>WE KNOW THAT MIDTERMS
PARTICULARLY FOR A PRESIDENT — THE FIRST MIDTERM IS USUALLY REFLECTING ON THE PRESIDENT.
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE ABOUT HIMSELF IN RECENT DAYS WHEN HE
MADE THE PERSONAL APPEAL ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE CAMPAIGN SAYING IN SOME SENSE I AM ON THE
BALLOT SO DO FOR ME. IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHETHER OR NOT HE
WILL TAKE THE PLANE — THE BLAME IF DEMOCRATS WIN. PRESIDENT
OBAMA CALLED A SHELLACKING AND TRUMP IS NOT THE KIND OF PERSON
TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR POLITICAL LOSSES BUT THIS IS NOT A SURPRISE AT
ALL. IT’S A DIFFERENT WORLD. WE WERE DISCUSSING THAT THE
PRESIDENT IS GOING IN THE COMFORTABLE TERRITORY WERE IN
THIS WORLD, THE ECONOMY IS GREAT AND HEALTHCARE IS GREAT. THROUGH HIS RALLIES, HE IS NOT
GETTING AN IMAGE WHERE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS RIGHT NOW.
>> WE TALKED IT PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF — WE TALKED
TO PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF TRUMP WORLD. IS TRUMP THE MAIN
MOTIVATOR FOR THEM AS WELL? >>I THINK WHAT DEMOCRATS DID
PRETTY QUICKLY WAS DECIDED HILLARY CLINTON FOCUSED TOO MUCH
ON WHAT HE DID DAY TODAY. YOU STILL HAVE PEOPLE ORGANIZING
QUICK PROTESTS BUT DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGNS DECIDED TO FOCUS
ALMOST ENTIRELY ON HEALTHCARE TO NOT BE TAKEN OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE
DOES SOMETHING. IN SOME OF THE SUBURBS IN NEW JERSEY AND
VIRGINIA, IT WAS DESIGNED TO HELP AND USE THE KIND OF
RECKLESSNESS THAT WE NEED TO PUT A CHECK AND BALANCE ON. PEOPLE
WILL POINT OUT THAT CLINTON DID NOT HAVE A DETAILED PLAN. SHE
DID BUT SHE JUST KIND OF SWERVED.
>>WE ARE STILL HOURS AWAY AND WE WANT TO CHECK IN WITH BENNETT
WHO WAS AT THE BEST LOCATION THAT YOU CAN BE AT IN A MOMENT
LIKE THIS. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE 48th
DISTRICT. WHAT ARE YOU SAYING WHEN YOU TALK TO VOTERS THERE?>>ONE OF THE BIG THINGS THAT
VOTERS ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS HEALTHCARE. CALIFORNIA IS NO
DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE STATE. THIS IS A HUGE AND
IMPORTANT ISSUE. A LOT OF VOTERS WE TALKED TO
TODAY ARE WORRIED THAT IF HER PUBLICANS TAKE BACK THE HOUSE
THAT WE COULD SEE ANOTHER EFFORT TO TAKE BACK — TO REPEAL OBAMA
CARE WHICH GETS PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING
CONDITIONS. EVEN A 30 YEAR INCUMBENT HAS RECENTLY CUT AN AD
COUNTING HIS CREDENTIALS ON HEALTHCARE. HERE HE IS NOW.
>>FOR ME, IT’S PERSONAL. WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD,
SHE WAS INDUCTED WITH LEUKEMIA. IT WAS DEVASTATING TO MY FAMILY
BUT WE GOT THROUGH IT. TODAY SHE IS DOING GREAT. FOR HER AND ALL
OF OUR FAMILIES, WE MUST PROTECT AMERICA’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.
THAT IS WHY I AM TAKING ON BOTH PARTIES AND FIGHTING FOR THOSE
WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. >> HE MAY TALK ABOUT HIS
WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH PARTY LINES BUT HE HAS VOTED ON
NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TO REPEAL OBAMA CARE. HIS OPPONENT SAYS HE
IS ALL FOR REPEALING OBAMA CARE AND LOOKING FOR A MEDICARE FOR
ALL SOLUTION. THIS IS A TIGHT RACE AND WE WILL SEE WHAT
IMPACTS THIS WILL HAVE ON ELECTION RESULTS ONCE WE START
LOOKING AT HOW THINGS ARE SHIFTING.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WANT TO SHARE ANOTHER RACE POLL THAT WE
HAVE BEEN WITH NEW JERSEY. ROBERT MENDEZ IS LOOKING TO KEEP
HIS SEAT. THIS WAS TOWARDS THE TOSSUP COLUMN AND LEANING
DEMOCRAT AND IF DEMOCRATS HAD LOST THIS ONE OUT
OF THE GATE, IT WOULD’VE BEEN A HUGE BLOW.
>>THERE WAS A PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS AGO WITH MENDEZ ONLY TWO
POINTS AHEAD. THEY RUSHED IN AND SPENT ON A HALF MILLION DOLLARS
LINKING BOB HUGIN WHO WAS A SIX-FIGURE
TRUMP DONOR . HE SPENT EIGHT FIGURES ON HIS CAMPAIGN. THERE
IS VERY HELPFUL FOOTAGE OF THE TWO OF THEM SHAKING HANDS. IT WILL NOT BE A GIGANTIC THING.
DEMOCRATS ARE STILL WAITING TO SEE IF HE HURT THEM. REPUBLICANS
HOPED HE WOULD. >> YOU ARE WATCHING AS WE WORK
OUR WAY BACK. IS CAN BE A DETERMINING FACTOR. WHAT WILL
YOU BE WATCHING? WHAT ARE KEY THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE
STATES LIKE INDIANA TONIGHT?
>>FLORIDA, I HAVE BEEN FASCINATED BY THE EARLY RETURNS
BECAUSE BILL NELSON DOES NOT BULLY PEOPLE AS A GREAT
CANDIDATE. — DOES NOT BLOW AWAY PEOPLE AS
A GREAT CANDIDATE. PEOPLE WERE CONFIDENT THAT ONCE RICK SCOTT
GOT INTO THE RACE THAT HE HAS A RECORD AND HE WOULD BE ABLE TO
PULL AWAY WITH THE RACE PRETTY EASILY. THE FACT THAT IT WAS
STILL VERY CLOSE POTENTIALLY AND NELSON IS HANGING IN THERE, THAT
IS A MAJOR MOMENTUM BOOST FOR DEMOCRATS. THE BIG THING IS
INDIANA AND MISSOURI. THEY HAVE WON TOUGH RACES IN THE
CONSERVATIVE AREAS BUT THIS YEAR COULD BE THE YEAR THAT THEY
WATCH OUT. I THINK BOTH SIDES HAVE KNOWLEDGE THAT HEIDI HAD
CAMPED — HEIDI HEITKAMP HAS BEEN DOWN IN
THE POLLS. EVEN WHEN THINGS WERE IN THE NEWS ABOUT BRETT
KAVANAUGH — THAT CAN BE ENOUGH TO GET HIM OVER THE FINISH LINE.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. DON’T GO FAR AWAY, GUYS. I KNOW YOU’RE PROBABLY IN HERE
FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT SO THANK YOU. EVERYONE THAT IS WATCHING,
STAY WITH US.>>>WE HAVE A LIVE LOOK AT THE
U. S. CAPITOL BUILDING. YOU ARE WATCHING LIVE COVERAGE OF THE WASHINGTON POST.
IT’S NOW 9:00 ON THE EASTERN COAST. MORE POLLS ARE CLOSING
AND MORE RESULTS ARE COMING IN. >>THIS WOULD BE NEW YORK STATE , MINNESOTA, WYOMING, NEBRASKA,
COLORADO, LOUISIANA, AND NEW MEXICO, ALL PULLED TO NOW CLOSE
IN MICHIGAN AND SOUTH DAKOTA. HERE IS WHERE THINGS START TO
GET REALLY INTERESTING. POLLS ARE CLOSE IN ARIZONA AND NOW ALL
POLLS HAVE CLOSED IN TEXAS. >>WE WILL TAKE A MOMENT NOW AND
CATCH UP ON SOME OF THE KEY RACES AND RESULTS SO FAR.
KENTUCKY’S SIX, ANDY BARR IS THE PROJECTED WINNER. THIS IS A VERY CHUMP HEAVY DISTRICTS. LET’S
LOOK AT OHIO, THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR, A BIG ONE TO WATCH.
MIKE DEWINE IS A LITTLE BIT AHEAD. WE ARE
WATCHING TO SEE HOW THIS RACE GOES IN OHIO TONIGHT. LET’S GO
NOW TO TENNESSEE SENATE RACE WITH MARSHALL BLACKBURN. WE CAN
SEE 6% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING SO JUST A TINY INDICATOR THAT
BLACKBURN IS AHEAD AT THIS POINT. THIS IS ANOTHER BIG ONE
WE ARE WATCHING AND REPUBLICANS HOPED TO TAKE THE SEAT. THE
TEXAS SENATE RACE, LET’S CHECK IN. 2% REPORTING’S ARE IN. WE
ARE SEEING BETO O’ROURKE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A LEAD TO TED
CRUZ WHO IS DEFENDING. IN INDIANA, THE SENATE RACE WE ARE
WATCHING IS JOE DONNELLY TRY TO KEEP IT AWAY FROM THE
REPUBLICAN. LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS, 52% SO FAR. WE WILL
KEEP WATCHING THAT. THE NEW JERSEY SEVENTH HOUSE DISTRICT, LANCE IS TRYING TO HOLD ONTO THE
SEAT WHO IS ANOTHER ONE OF THESE FORMER OBAMA STAFFERS. WE ARE
SEEING A NUMBER OF THOSE GOING FROM SERVING IN WASHINGTON
TO BACK TO THE HOME DISTRICTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THERE. WE WILL
WATCH TO SEE HOW NEW JERSEY SHAPES UP TONIGHT.
>>ABSOLUTELY. WE WILL NOW SEND THINGS BACK TO THOSE THAT ARE KEEPING A
CLOSE WATCH ON SEVERAL OF THESE RACES.
>>I FIRST WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THIS KENTUCKY SIXTH DISTRICT
RACE, THE ONE THAT GOT CALLED IN THE LAST HOUR, ANDY BARR IS HOLDING ON. THE
RESULTS IN THE SAME DISTRICT. DONALD TRUMP WON THIS RACE BY 16
PERCENTAGE POINTS. THIS IS A BIG WIN FOR DONALD TRUMP IN THE
DISTRICT. WHAT DOES THIS TELL US? THE
DEMOCRATS ARE LOOKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE ACTUAL MARGIN WOULD
BE AND HOW MUCH THEY WOULD IMPROVE VERSUS HOW HILLARY
CLINTON DID AGAINST TRUMP. WE SAW ALL THE SPECIAL ELECTIONS
AND THE MINUTE 10 OR 15 PERCENTAGE POINTS BUT WERE NOT
ABLE TO GET THE VICTORY. THIS LOOKS A LOT LIKE THOSE SPECIAL
ELECTIONS. THE DEMOCRATS DID BETTER BUT THEY DID NOT PICK UP
THE SEAT. WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT? IT’S IMPORTANT WE CONSIDER A LOT
OF THE OTHER RACES ON THE MAP. LET’S LOOK FOR EXAMPLE AT
GEORGIA WHERE THE GOVERNORS RACE IS STILL VERY EARLY. IF YOU LOOK
AT WHAT THE MAP LOOKS LIKE, BRIAN KEMP IS DOING GOOD. THIS
WORKS GOOD FOR BRIAN KEMP. IF WE TAKE A STEP OUT, THIS INDIANA
SENATE RACE HAS BEEN VERY CLOSELY WATCHED. HE IS NOW TRAILING BADLY AND IS
LIKELY THAT THIS THING WILL BE SETTLED VERY SOON. NOTICE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE COMPARED TO
2016, THIS IS STILL CLOSING BY THE DEMOCRATS. RIGHT NOW, WE
HAVE ONLY 50% REPORTING AND IT IS DOWN TO 11 POINTS BUT THAT IS NOT TO THE
DEMOCRATS ANY GOOD. LET’S LOOK AT THE BALANCE OF POWER AND HOW
THINGS ARE SHAPING UP. LET’S SEE IF OUR SCREEN WANTS TO DO ITS
THING HERE. RIGHT NOW, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY DEFINITIVE DATA BUT THE
KEY THING TO REMEMBER IS THAT IT IS SO MANY OF THOSE SEATS THAT
ARE IN PLACE. THEY WERE SEATS THAT WERE HELD AND LOSING THAT SEAT IS A BIG
BLOW BECAUSE THEY CANNOT MAKE ENOUGH OF THAT MARGIN YET AGAIN.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH . THAT WAS PHILIP AND NOW WE HAVE
ANOTHER PHILIP YOUR JOINING US. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN
THE STUDIO. WE HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY AND IT’S SO GREAT TO
HAVE YOU HERE. I WANT TO DIG INTO SOME OF THESE
NUMBERS. INDIANA IS NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR DEMOCRATS. HOW CRUCIAL
IS HOLDING ONTO INDIANA FOR THEM TO HOLD ONTO THE SENATE CARD.
>>IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. THEY NEEDED TO GAIN SEATS IN ORDER TO
HAVE A CHANCE OF TAKING OVER MAJORITY. THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE
THAT WERE CONSIDERED VULNERABLE AND THESE NUMBERS DO NOT LOOK
GREAT. IF THEY LOSE DONNELLY, EVERY SEAT IS UNIQUE BUT IT DOES
NOT LOOK GOOD FOR HEIDI HEITKAMP OR FANTASTIC FOR OTHERS AND
THEN THERE IS THE QUESTION THAT BECOMES AN OPEN QUESTION. THEY
MAY GET PAST THAT CONGRESSIONAL AND EQUIPMENT
THINGS MUCH HARDER. >> INDIAN IS ONE OF THE PLACES
WHERE TRUMP HAD A BIG IMPACT IN THE
LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. HE WAS IN INDIANAPOLIS A COUPLE OF DAYS
AGO AT A MEGA RALLY. THE VICE PRESIDENT WAS THERE ALSO. TRUMP
WAS BACK IN INDIANA YESTERDAY HAMMERING HOME A MESSAGE ABOUT
IN ORDER TO KEEP THE ECONOMY GOING, YOU NEED TO ELECT MIKE
BRAUN. HE IS A PRETTY GOOD CANDIDATE AMONG ALL THE
REPUBLICAN CHALLENGERS. THERE ARE OTHERS BUT MIKE BRAUN IS SEEN AS A STRONG
CANDIDATE FOR THE MOMENT. >> IF THE NUMBERS HOLD THE WAY
THAT THEY ARE, THAT IS A BLOWOUT. THE POST DID NOT SHOW THAT, IT
SHOWED THAT IT WOULD BE A CLOSE RACE. IT RAISED THE QUESTION
ABOUT HOW GOOD THE POLLS ARE. >>FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE
AND WHITE HOUSE SUPPORTERS AND THOSE WHO ARE BEHIND THE SCENES,
HOW OPTIMISTIC ARE THEY ABOUT TONIGHT WITH THE CHATTER?>>THEY WERE QUITE PESSIMISTIC.
THERE WAS A SENSE THAT THE PRESIDENT WENT ALL OUT AND WAS
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL VERY AGGRESSIVELY AND IT WAS A BIT OF
A GAMBLE . REPUBLICANS WERE ALMOST CERTAINLY THINKING THEY
WOULD LOSE THE HOUSE MAJORITY. THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO HANG ON IN
THE SENATE AND EVEN GAIN A COUPLE OF SEATS BUT THEY WERE
NOT OVERLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TODAY. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN
PREPARING FOR WHO TO BLAME. I THINK WHAT WE SEE RIGHT NOW, IT
SHOWS WE COULD BE IN FOR A BIT OF A SURPRISE. THIS COULD BE
THAT JUMPS GAMBLE TO FOCUS ON IMMIGRATION AND THESE THINGS AND
RACIAL THINGS IS PAYING OFF IN TERMS OF CHOOSING HIS REPUBLICAN
BASE AND SOME OF THESE RED STATES.
>>WITH NO OPTIMISM ABOUT WHAT COULD POSSIBLY COME FROM THE PRESIDENTS FULL PRESS, WHY IS IT
THAT THEY THINK THAT WOULD BE THE CASE? WHY DO THEY THINK
VOTERS ARE NOT RESPONDING TO THIS DESPITE TRUMP GOING ALL IN?
>>THE REASON FOR THE DOUBT — YOU ARE A COUPLE REASONS, ONE IS
HISTORIC. HISTORICALLY, THEIR PARTY HAS LOST SEATS. THEY KNEW
THEY WERE GOING UP AGAINST THOSE HISTORICAL TRENDS AND SECONDLY,
THEY HAVE SEEN THIS RESISTANCE OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS WITH SO
MUCH ENERGY. >> YOU CAN LOOK AT THE BOTTOM
OF YOUR SCREEN FOR RESULTS. IF YOU SEE YELLOW CHECKMARK, IT’S
BECAUSE WE HAVE A PROJECTED WINNER. YOU CAN KEEP TRACK
THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT OF WHAT RACES ARE DEVELOPING. LET’S
CHECK IN NOW IN TEXAS. HE MENTIONED THAT POLLS CLOSE A FEW
MINUTES AGO. THIS IS GETTING HUGE NATIONAL ATTENTION.
>>LOTS OF NATIONAL ATTENTION. WE ARE LOOKING AT WHY IT IS
GETTING SO MUCH ATTENTION. WE HAVE LEE IN EL PASO. ME? — LEE?
>>GOOD EVENING. I AM HERE IN EL PASO. YOU MAY HEAR THE MUSIC
BEHIND ME. THE DOORS HAVE OPENED AT 7:00 MOUNTAIN TIME WHICH WAS
JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO. YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE FILTER — PEOPLE
FILTER IN. IT WILL GET LOUD AND WE’RE EXPECTING A ROCK CONCERT VIBE. ONE THING
ABOUT THIS RACE IS THAT IT HAS BEEN A HIGH-PROFILE RACE AND THE
REAL BATTLE HAS BEEN FOR VOTERS. THE BATTLE HAS BEEN DEFINING
BETO O’ROURKE AND WHO HE IS . THIS IS BEEN A GROUND GAME OF
TOWN HALL MEETINGS DAY AND NIGHT WITH BIG CITIES AND SMALL TOWNS.
THIS IS BEEN ONLINE AND ON AIR ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS. WHAT MESSAGE STUCK WITH VOTERS?
HERE IS WHAT SOME OF THEM HAD TO SAY THIS MORNING HERE IN EL
PASO. >>THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
AND THE SAFEST TOWN IN THE COUNTRY. WE WANT TO KEEP IT
THAT WAY AND THAT IS WHY I VOTE FOR PEOPLE LIKE TED CRUZ.
>> IT IS BETO O’ROURKE’S HOMETOWN
AND IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOUNGER PEOPLE COME AND VOTE. I VOTED
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE LAST ELECTIONS. THIS IS MY SECOND
TIME VOTING. HE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
>>AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, IT IS THE MAN VERSUS THE BOY.
>> THE POLLS JUST CLOSED HERE IN MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE AND THE
CROWD IS STARTING TO FILL INTO THE STADIUM. YOU CAN SEAT ABOUT
7500 PEOPLE AND UP TO 10,000 PEOPLE IF THEY ARE SITTING AND
STANDING. WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW BUT WE
ARE EXPECTING A BIG CROWD. >>THAT IS A BIG CROWD.
>>ABSOLUTELY. WE HAVE THE POLLS CLOSE IN TEXAS AND WE KNOW THEY
JUST CLOSED IN ARIZONA AS WELL. THERE WAS A HUGE CONTENTIOUS
FIGHT FOR THE SENATE SEAT THERE.>> WE ARE NOW JOINT FROM THE
EVENT IN SCOTTSDALE. >>Reporter: HELLO GUYS, THIS IS BEEN A NASTY
RACE FROM THE START. THEY KEEP GOING AFTER THE DEMOCRAT
RELENTLESSLY OVER HER EARLY YEARS AS A PROGRESSIVE ACTIVIST.
IT HAS BEEN HELPED ALONG BY THE SERVICING OF VIDEOS FROM THAT
PERIOD IN EARLY 2000. IN THE MOST NOTORIOUS TV AD, THERE IS
ONE SIDE OF THE SPLIT SCREEN AS SHE’S IN HER FIGHTER PILOT
UNIFORM. THIS IS A CONTRAST THAT THEY KEEP TRYING TO HAMMER HOME.
OF THE SOLD — THE SOLDIER VERSE THE ACTIVISTS — VERSUS
ACTIVIST. WE SAW AN RADIO INTERVIEW THAT KRYSTEN SIEMA
DID. THERE’S A REALLY HYPOTHETICAL ABOUT WHAT IS I
WOULD GO OVERSEAS AND JOIN THE TELEGRAM. HE ASKED KRYSTEN SIEMA
IF SHE WOULD BE ALL RIGHT AND HER RESPONSE WAS “I DON’T CARE
IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT. GO AHEAD.” IT’S UNALIKE AN
OFFHANDED REMARK BUT MARTHA McSALLY HAS SEIZED ON
THIS INTERVIEW NOT JUST AS BAD JUDGMENT OR BY THE CHOSEN WORDS
FOR TREASON. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
>>CNN REPORTED THAT 2003, SHE WENT ON THE RADIO AND SHE SAID
IT WAS OKAY FOR AMERICANS TO JOIN THE TALIBAN TO FIGHT
AGAINST US. >>WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME.
>>I WANT TO ASK WHETHER YOU WILL APOLOGIZE TO THE VETERANS
AND ME FOR SAYING IT’S OKAY TO COMMIT TREASON?
>>WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME. WE NEED A RESPONSE.
>> MARTHA HAS CHOSEN TO RUN A CAMPAIGN LIKE THE ONE YOU ARE
SEEING NOW WHERE SHE IS SMEARING MY CAMPAIGN AND MAKING
RIDICULOUS ATTACKS. SHE IS JUST TRYING TO CUT, CUT, CUT AND NOT
SHOW THE FULL PICTURE BUT THE TRUTH IS I HAVE ALWAYS FOUGHT
FOR ARIZONA. >>Reporter: AFTER THIS DEBATE,
MARTHA McSALLY TOOK IT A STEP FURTHER . INTERNET HAD TO
CLARIFY THAT SHE DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT BOB HUGIN SHOULD BE
PUT TO DEATH BUT THIS ENCAPSULATES HOW UGLY THE RACE
HAS BEEN. ONE LETTER WE TALKED TO SAID IF I HAD TO SEE ONE MORE
NEGATIVE AD, I WILL HIT SOMEBODY. IT SEEMS TO BE A
COMMONLY SHARED SENTIMENT AND I THINK EVERYONE WILL BE RELIEVED
WHEN THE RACE IS OVER. >>OKAY, THE GOVERNOR IN
MARYLAND IS A PROJECTED WINNER PRODUCTION TO RETAIN HIS SEAT
FOR MARYLAND. BACK TO THE SENATE, LET’S GO TO
ANOTHER CONTENTIOUS SENATE RATE WHERE HOPEFULLY PEOPLE ARE NOT
READY TO HIT EACH OTHER, THIS ONE IS IN MISSOURI.
>> WE ARE JOIN NOW WITH THE LATEST.
>>Reporter: WE ARE STILL HERE AT THE WATCH PARTY FOR CLAIRE McCASKILL. SHE HAS
RECORDED THIS MODERATE VOTE AND CONSERVATIVE VOTE BUT THAT IS
NOT WITHOUT ITS RISKS. ONE EXAMPLE OF THAT IS TAKING A LOOK
AT 10 MILES AWAY FROM HERE. THERE WERE PROTESTS THAT GRIPPED
INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION. THE SENATOR WAS THERE. IN THIS
CAMPAIGN, SHE HAS HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE ORGANIZING VOTERS
SPECIFICALLY IN FERGUSON. I WENT BACK JUST THE OTHER DAY AND MET
A LOT OF VOTERS LIKE ANTHONY DONAHUE. HE SAYS HE VOTED FOR
CLAIRE McCASKILL TWICE IN THE LAST TWO ELECTIONS BUT
THIS TIME HE SAYS HE NO LONGER FEELS THAT SHE IS REPRESENTING
THE ISSUES THAT MATTER THE MOST TO HIM. HE SAID HE WAS FED UP
WITH THE RHETORIC OF THIS CAMPAIGN AND THE ISSUES BEING
DISCUSSED IN THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE WILL STAY HOME
AND NOT VOTE. >>WHAT ARE WE ARGUING ABOUT?
GIVE ME ONE ISSUE OTHER THAN BORDER CONTROL, HEALTHCARE , THOSE ARE TWO ISSUES. WHAT
ABOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD? PEOPLE CANNOT EVEN GET HOUSES. YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT THE CARAVAN
100 MILES AWAY. WHAT IS THERE TO VOTE FOR?
>>THAT IS ONE OF THE RISKS FOR THE STRATEGY HERE TONIGHT.
ANTHONY DONAHUE SAID TO ME THAT THEY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE GETTING
OUT OF JOSH HAWLEY. HE SAID IF I VOTE FOR CLAIRE McCASKILL, I DO NOT KNOW
WHAT I’M GETTING. A LIBERAL, DEMOCRAT OR CONSERVATIVE. WE
WILL SEE HOW MANY OTHERS FEEL LIKE HE DOES AND HOW MANY SHOW
UP TONIGHT. >> THANK YOU. I THINK WE SAW THE INTERVIEW
WITH THE VOTER FROM FERGUSON WITH SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT
MANY VOTERS IN THE URBAN AREAS IN KANSAS CITY AND ST. LOUIS ARE
GETTING LOST AND IGNORED IN THIS RACE WHERE THEY COULD BE
FIGHTING MORE TO TRY TO GET CONSERVATIVE VOTERS IN MISSOURI OR MISSOURI. PEOPLE WERE FEELING
THAT WAY IN THE STATES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE FOCUSED ON
INDEPENDENT VOTERS.>>MISSOURI IS FAR AWAY FROM THE
BORDER AND YET HAS BEEN — IT HAS BEEN A HUGE ISSUE.
>>IT IS FAR AWAY FROM THE BORDER BUT I WAS WITH TRUMP AND
HIS RALLY ON THURSDAY AND IMMIGRATION WAS THE NUMBER ONE
PLOT LINE IN HIS SPEECH. TRUMP HIT IT HARD AND TALKED ABOUT THE
CARAVAN WITH CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANTS AND PEOPLE THAT WILL
CROSS INTO THE BORDER AND DO HARM TO AMERICANS. THAT MESSAGE
RESONATED EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY FROM THE
BORDER. >>THIS IS THE PROBLEM IN
PLACES LIKE MISSOURI. YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR BASE
COMING OUT IN ORDER FOR YOU TO WIN BUT YOU ALSO CANNOT
COMPLETELY LOSE THE MIDDLE OTHERWISE THERE IS NO CHANCE TO
WIN. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SOME OTHER MOTIVATING FORCE AND
SOMEONE HIGHER UP ON THE TICKET, THEY COULD BE VOTED AGAINST. THE
ELECTION IS REFLECTING TRUMP BUT HE IS NOT ON THE BALLOT. IT’S
ALL ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL VOTER.>>THE FOOTAGE THAT YOU ARE
LOOKING AT IS THE MIGRANTS ARE MOVING IN MEXICO RIGHT NOW.
PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TALKING ABOUT THIS AS IF IT IS AN INVASION.
ARE HIS SUPPORTERS REALLY BUYING THE ARGUMENT OR IS IT SYMBOLIC
OF THEIR ANGER AND IMMIGRATION? >> WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT
IT’S NOT JUST HOW HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE CARAVAN THAT HE CALLS
AN INVASION. HE HAS DISPOSED TROOPS TO THE BORDER. FORMER MILITARY LEADERS SAY IT’S
NOTHING MORE THAN A POLITICAL STUNT AND THAT TRUMP HAS USED
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BACK UP THIS CAMPAIGN PITCH ABOUT THE
CARAVAN. IT HAS CERTAINLY RESONATED WITH THE CROWD. WE
WILL HAVE TO SEE IF IT RESONATED WITH PEOPLE AT LARGE.
>>WE ARE WATCHING RESULTS IN FLORIDA AS THEY COME IN. OUR
COLLEAGUE IS IN ORLANDO AT SENATOR BILL NELSON’S EVENT.>>Reporter: WE ARE STILL HERE
AT SENATOR NELSON’S WATCH PARTY. I HAVE WITH ME JAVIER, THERE
COULD BE THAT HURRICANE MARIA AFFECT. RICKETS CAME HERE AND POSSIBLY CHANGED
SOME OF THE DEMOGRAPHICS. TELL ME WHY YOU WANTED TO BE INVOLVED
IN THE SELECTION? >> FIRST OF ALL, WE WERE
INVITED. LET ME HEAR THE NAME, WAS ALSO
PROUD OF WHERE WE CAME FROM. WE DECIDED TO SEE WHAT IT’S ALL
ABOUT AND IT WAS ABOUT BEING WITH THE CANDIDATES AND WORKING
HAND IN HAND WAS AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND
HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION. AND TO WORK WITH PUERTO RICO AND
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF PUERTO RICO. IN THAT PART, THAT IS OUR GOAL. WE WANT TO BE HERE AND TO HELP
THE ISLAND OVER THERE. >>Reporter: YOU MENTIONED THAT
YOU LOST FAMILY MEMBERS? >>YES, I LOST MY
GREAT-GRANDMOTHER. I NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND
I WAS THREE MONTHS WITHOUT LIGHTS. ALMOST 50 DAYS WITHOUT
WATER. IT WAS VERY BAD OVER THERE. CHUCK — CHOKED THERE WERE A LOT OF
ISSUES THAT MOTIVATED HIM TO VOTE TODAY. WE ARE STILL HERE AT
THE BILL NELSON PARTY. >> THANK YOU. THERE ARE MANY
INTENSE PERSONAL EXPERIENCES THERE.
>>WE ARE GETTING THE REACTION FROM VOTERS WHO CARE ABOUT
ELECTION ISSUES. >>Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. RIGHT
NOW, THIS IS A VERY CELEBRATORY VOTE AS NOW CONGRESSWOMAN ELECT
IS MAKING HER WAY THROUGH THE CROWD POSING FOR ABOUT 1000 SELL
THESE — SELFIES. SHE ADDRESSED THE CROWD AND
THANKED HER VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF AND LAID OUT HER PLAN FOR
VIRGINIA. SHE TALKED ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND IMMIGRATION AND
GUN CONTROL. SHE WAS FOLLOWED ON STATE BY GOVERNOR RALPH AND BY
THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR. HE SAID TRUMP RAN ON FEAR AND WE RAN ON
HEALTHCARE. I GOT A BIG CHEER FROM THIS CROWD AND AS DID
JENNIFER WEXTON’S PARTING MESSAGE . SHE SAID WE STILL HAVE
A LOT OF WORK TO DO BUT IT CAN WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE HAVE DAVE BACK WITH US. WE WANT TO
HEAR WHAT HE HAS BEEN CHECKING ON. WE SAW A BIG CHANGE IN
FLORIDA THAT WAS GETTING A LOT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION.
ESPECIALLY FROM AN ACTIVIST ABOUT WHO IT IS THAT CAN
PARTICIPATE IN ELECTIONS AND WHO CANNOT.
>>RIGHT, MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WAS SPENT TO THIS ON THE BALLOT.
FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE PLASTICS WHERE — THE LAST STATES WHERE
THIS CAN UNDO THAT. IF DEMOCRATS END UP DISAPPOINTED, THEY WILL
LIVE AT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING 1 MILLION VOTERS THAT ARE
OFF THE ROLLS THAT WILL BE BACK IN THE SYSTEM. THAT IS A HUGE
THING FOR THE FISH — A HUGE THING FOR THE FUTURE.
>>WILL LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES, WE TALK ABOUT A LOT OF
LATINO IMMIGRANTS AND MILLENNIALS AND WOMEN AND BLACK
VOTERS, HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES CAN LEAD TO
CHANGES IN ELECTIONS IF NOT TONIGHT IN THE FUTURE?
>>I THINK THE DEMOGRAPHICS ARE GOING TOWARDS THE DEMOCRATIC
BASE. IT’S MORE BLUE BUT I SAY THAT WITH THE CAUTION. YOU HAVE
TO CONNECT WITH THESE PEOPLE. JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE
HISPANIC PEOPLE ARE YOUNG PEOPLE, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THEY
ARE NECESSARILY GOING AND VOTING. THE GROUNDWORK THAT IS
LAID BEFORE THE ELECTION WHERE THEY MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE THESE
VOTERS READY TO BE REGISTERED WILL BE IMPORTANT.
>>WE ARE SEEING SOME FOR THE RESULTS. THINGS ARE LOOKING
VERY TIGHT AND REPUBLICANS ARE PERFORMING RIGHT — PERFORMING
QUITE WELL. >>IT IS REMARKABLE BECAUSE THIS
FILTHY 2015. IF YOU TOLD FOR THE DEMOCRATS THIS MORNING THAT
YOU WILL CARRY DUVAL COUNTY JACKSONVILLE AND HILLSBORO, THEY
WOULD SAY THAT IS THE MAP FOR THE VICTORY. THAT IS THE OBAMA
VICTORY. WHAT YOU HAVE IN 2016 IS A TRUMP BASE THAT HAS
COME OUT WITH A SLIGHTLY LARGER NUMBER THAN YOU WOULD SEE THEM
IN TERMS AND THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE RIGHT NOW. FOR THE
EXTRA VOTERS COMING OUT, IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE 2015. IT’S
CLOSER BUT DEMOCRATS ARE OUTPERFORMING THE BENCHMARKS AND
THEY’RE RUNNING OUT OF VOTES. >> FLORIDA IS A MUST-HAVE FOR
DEMOCRATS IF THEY WANT TO OVERTAKE THE SENATE. THERE HAS
BEEN A HUGE CHANGE. AND IT WOULD MEAN A HUGE CHANGE.
>> NATIONALLY, PEOPLE ARE WATCHING GEORGIA AND FLORIDA
VERY CLOSELY. YOU HAVE TWO CHARISMATIC AFRICAN-AMERICANS
UP-AND-COMING AND FAIRLY YOUNG CANDIDATES AND IF THEY WIN THESE RACES, YOU
WILL START TO HEAR CHATTER AROUND THEIR NAMES. THIS IS
DEFINITELY FOR THE FUTURE OF WHO SHOULD BE ON THE DEMOCRATIC
BENCH. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THAT AND THESE RACES ARE VERY
CLOSE. WE WILL SEE. >>YOU MENTIONED THE GOVERNORS
RACE THAT HAS NOT JUST ATTRACTED NATIONAL ATTENTION BUT
CELEBRITIES LIKE OPRAH WINFREY AND BARACK OBAMA.
>>LET’S GO DEEPER ON MOTHER’S CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENT ACTUALLY
MATTERS. >>SO MANY CELEBRITIES HAVE
BEEN ATTRACTED TO THIS MIDTERM ELECTION. OPRAH WINFREY WENT
KNOCKING ON DOORS AND WILL FERRELL IS WEIGHING IN AS WELL.
WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING THE PROGRESS AND I WONDER WHAT IT IS
ABOUT THE GOVERNORS RACE THAT YOU THINK MAKES IT FEEL SO MUCH LIKE THE
BATTLE FOR THE SOUL, TO NOT BE DRAMATIC.
>>THE GOVERNORS RACE IS ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY WATCHED. STACEY ABRAMS COULD BE THE FIRST
AFGHAN AMERICAN TO WIN AS A SENATOR. SHE HAS WORKED TO
TURN OUT BLACK VOTERS BUT IT WILL BE CLOSE. GEORGIA IS A RED
TO PURPLE STATE AND SHE STILL HAS — SHE HAS TO OVERCOME QUITE
A BIT IN ORDER TO WIN THE GOVERNORSHIP. SHE HAS BROUGHT IN
REINFORCEMENTS LIKE YOU WERE SAYING.
>>LIKE OPRAH. DO YOU THINK IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE?
>>WE WILL HAVE TO SEE HAS WE WILL NOT KNOW IF IT MAKES A
DIFFERENCE UNTIL THE ELECTION IS CALLED AND WE MAY NOT EVEN GET A
CALL TONIGHT IF NEVER GETS 50% OF THE VOTE. WITH THAT BEING
SAID, IT HAS BROUGHT AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF ATTENTION. THEY ARE
HELPING ABRAM PLAY OUT THIS IDEA THAT YOU NEED TO TURN OUT. WE
HAVE SEEN LONG LINES AT POLLS AND INCREASED INTEREST AND WE
HAVE SEEN THAT A PRINCE WHO IS WINNING AMONG MINORITY VOTERS
WHICH IS WHO SHE IS TRYING TO GET OUT.
>>WILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. IT’S VERY EARLY AND WE HAVE A
LONG WAY TO GO. DO YOU THINK ANOTHER PLACE WE HAD A FAMOUS
ENDORSEMENT WAS KENNETH ?
>>WE DO NOT KNOW YET BUT THE WOMEN THAT TAYLOR SWIFT SAID THAT SHE
CANNOT HAVE ELECTED TO THE SENATE, MARSHA BLACKBURN, SHE IS
CURRENTLY IN THE LEAD AND AGAIN, WE WILL NOT KNOW UNTIL THAT RACE
IS CALLED.>>A LOT TO LOOK OUT FOR. FOR
NOW, I WILL SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. >>AS WE WATCH POLLS COMING TO A
CLOSE, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?>>IN THE MIDWEST, WE SAW
DEMOCRATS HOLDING VERY STRONG IN THE UPPER MIDWEST IN MICHIGAN
AND REPUBLICANS WERE LOOKING TO CLOSE STRONG AND THEY INDICATE
THAT DEMOCRATS ARE ABOUT 12 OR 13 POINTS AHEAD. THEY ARE
REGAINING TERRITORY. DEMOCRATS SEEM TO BE BEHAVING
DIFFERENTLY THAN SOME OF THE FIRST BATCHES OF VOTERS THAT WE
HAVE SEEN AND WE WILL SEE IF THAT CONTINUES. PEOPLE WHO ARE
WONDERING WHAT HAPPENS, THEY SEEM TO BE PERFORMING BETTER IN
MICHIGAN AND ILLINOIS AND MINNESOTA THAN THEY HAVE IN SOME
OF THE OTHERS REPORTED.>>CONGRESS HAS BEEN QUIET
BECAUSE EVERYONE IS OUT CAMPAIGNING BUT YOU WERE IN THAT
BUILDING, WHAT ARE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TALKING ABOUT AS THEY
WERE HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL?>>IT’S DEFINITELY ABOUT LOCAL
ISSUES THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT . IN A WAY, THE MESSAGE OF TRUMP
WORKS FOR SOME CANDIDATES AND NOT FOR OTHERS. A LOT OF THE
HOUSE RACES ARE LOOKING AT THE TOSSUP RACES IN BOTH PLACES
WHERE YOU HAVE FAIRLY MODERATE REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVE
REPUBLICANS. THERE IS A VERY BROAD SPECTRUM
AND WE WILL SEE HOW THAT GOES. I
THINK WE WILL HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION INTO CALIFORNIA BASED
ON THE NUMBER SO FAR. >>WE ARE CALLING INDIANA , HOW
BIG IS THIS? >>THIS IS VERY BIG FOR
REPUBLICANS AND DONNELLY PUT TOGETHER A VERY
UNIQUE COALITION. HIS OPPONENT WAS ZANE — WAS UNABLE TO HOLD
ONTO A LOT OF VOTERS SO THIS MARGIN IS A LOT LESS THAT THE
DONALD TRUMP VERSION. IT HAS REGRESSED CLOSER TO WHAT ROMNEY
WON. THAT — THAT IS A GREAT VICTORY FOR MIKE BRAUN. THAT IS
A BIG WIN TONIGHT. THEY WILL LEASEHOLD ONE OF THE THREE. MISSOURI IS THE ONE THAT LOOKS A
LITTLE STRONGER. IF THEY ARE ABLE TO HOLD THE SAME NUMBERS
FOR DEMOCRATS IN STATES THAT HAVE NOT FLIPPED TO READ SO
FAST, THEY CAN HOLD ONTO MORE THAN I THOUGHT.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. TO THE REST OF YOU, STAY WITH US. >>>IT IS NOW 9:30. WE DO WANT
TO TAKE A MOMENT AND CATCH UP ON SOME OF THE KEY RACES THAT WE
HAVE BEEN WATCHING. AS WE JUST SAID, 24 IS THE PROJECTED WIN TO
DEFEAT JOE DONNELLY — MIKE BRAUN IS PROJECTED TO
WIN AND DEFEAT JOE DONNELLY. VISITED — THIS IS A
DEVASTATING BLOW TO DEMOCRATS. WE ARE LOOKING AT
KRAMER. SHE HAS BEEN DOWN IN THE POLLS AND HAS MANAGED TO WIN SO
WE WILL SEE WHAT TRANSPIRES IN NORTH DAKOTA.
>>>LET’S GO TO WEST VIRGINIA AND CHECK OUT HOW THE SENATE IS
THERE. JOE MANSON IS THE INCUMBENT. WE HAVE ABOUT HALF
PRECINCTS REPORTING JOE MANSON WITH A SIGNIFICANT LEAD AT THIS
POINT BUT IT IS STILL EARLY TO SEE WHAT DEVELOPS.>>>LET’S GO TO A HOUSE
DISTRICT. THIS IS ILLINOIS. LAUREN UNDERWOOD HAS THE LEAD
RIGHT NOW. SHE IS FIGHTING TO TAKE OVER THE SEAT. SHE IS A
NURSE AND A FORMER OFFICIAL. SHE HOPES TO TAKE THAT SEAT HOME.
LET’S GO TO TEXAS. COLIN IS AHEAD AGAINST INCUMBENT. LET’S SEE HOW
THAT RACE TURNS OUT. LET’S GO TO VIRGINIA’S SECOND DISTRICT. WE
HAVE SCOTT TAYLOR AND IT IS STILL VERY CLOSE WITH
BOTH FORMER NAVY VETS IN THIS VIRGINIA RACE. LET’S CHECK OUT
VIRGINIA SEVENTH. DAVE BRATT IS TRYING TO GET
KICKED OUT OF HIS SEAT. ERIC CANTOR WAS A TOP LEADER IN THE
HOUSE. ABIGAIL SAMBERG RAN A TOUGH CAMPAIGN WITH 94% OF
PRECINCTS RUNNING AND THERE IS A VERY SLIGHT LEAD IN VIRGINIA AT
THE SEVENTH DISTRICT. >>A LOT TO KEEP OUR EYES ON.
WE ARE KEEPING TRACK OF SEVERAL OF THESE CLOSE RACES.
>>LET’S START BY LOOKING AT THE RACES THAT ARE IN PLAY IN
THE SENATE BY DRAWING A VERY BEAUTIFUL BLUE BOX AROUND THE
RACES THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED. THERE ARE A FEW
LIGHT RED ONES. YOU CAN SEE THAT THE TERMS ARE SIX YEARS. DEMOCRATS DID PRETTY WELL
NATIONALLY AND THAT MEANT A LOT OF DEMOCRATS GOT TO THE SENATE
THAN I HAD TO DEFEND THEIR SEATS AND ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOING SO IT HAS BEEN EXCITED FOR A WHILE
AND THE DEMOCRATS WILL HAVE A TOUGH NIGHT. WHAT WE ARE SEEING
IN THE HOUSE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. LET’S LOOK AT THE
GREAT STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. MY MAP WILL BE A LITTLE QUICKER.
WE HAVE SEEN A COUPLE OF RACES WON ALREADY IN PENNSYLVANIA. YOU
MAY REMEMBER THAT PENNSYLVANIA REDREW ALL OF ITS DISTRICTS. THEY WERE THROWN OUT AND THEY
HAD TO REDRAW EVERYTHING. THEY HAVE ALREADY PICKED UP A COUPLE
OF SEATS. THIS SHOWS HOW WALLACE AND IT WAS BIAS BASED ON HOW THE
MAP LOOKS, THE HOUSE HAS BEEN MUCH MORE FAVORABLE. WE SEE THAT
IN VIRGINIA. WE HAVE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE RACE THAT WE CALLED
EARLIER AND WE HAVE THIS RACE WITH A SLIGHT LEAD FOR THE
DEMOCRATS. WE HAVE THE VIRGINIA SECOND WHICH IS A MUCH CLOSER
RACE THAN 2016. DONALD TRUMP AN AND NOW IT’S A SLIGHT LEAD BY
THE REPUBLICANS. THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT
DEMOCRATS ARE EXPECTING TO SEE. THEY CAN PICK UP THREE HOUSE
SEATS IN VIRGINIA ALONE. THAT IS THE BENEFIT THAT THE DEMOCRATS
HAVE ON THE HOUSE SIDE AND THAT IS WHY THE HOUSE IS ALWAYS
EXPECTED TO GO TO DEMOCRATS ON BOTH SIDE.
>>JOINING US NOW IN THE STUDIO, FROM THE WASHINGTON POST, THANK
YOU FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU FOR JOINING. YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN
CIRCULATING IN THE NEWSROOM AND GETTING A SENSE OF THINGS. HOW
IS THE NIGHT SHAPING UP IN TERMS OF TRAJECTORY?>>THERE IS A LOT OF
APPREHENSION FOR THOSE THAT FEEL LIKE THE
POLLING WAS LITTLE BIT MORE IN THEIR FAVOR AND SOME OF THE
RESULTS ARE SHOWING. THE FLORIDA RACES ARE STILL VERY TIGHT. IT
SEEMS LIKE THEY WILL LOSE THE INDIANA SEAT. THEY DID NOT PICK
UP THE TENNESSEE SEAT SO THE SENATE IS OUT OF REACH FOR
DEMOCRATS. THEY ARE STILL IN THE HOUSE MAJORITY BUT THERE ARE A
COUPLE OF SEATS THAT THEY WANTED TO PICK UP THAT AMY McGRATH, THAT DID NOT GO THE
WAY. THEY ARE SORT OF NERVOUS ABOUT THE IDEA OF PICKING UP THE
HOUSE. >>DEMOCRATS HAD TO GAIN 23
SEATS AND HAVE AN INCREASE IN NOTCHES HOLD SEATS BUT INCREASE
BY 23. SOME HAVE GONE THROUGH PUMPKINS
AND SOME HAVE GONE TO DEMOCRATS, NOTHING TERRIBLY SURPRISING SO
FAR TONIGHT. >> SOME OF THE SEEDS THAT
DEMOCRATS THOUGHT THEY COULD PUT, THEY WERE A LITTLE OUT OF
REACH AND THEY JUST THOUGHT LET’S THROW SOME MONEY AT IT AND
TAKE A HELP MARY BUT THEY ENDED UP LOSING THOSE. — A HAIL MARY
BUT THEY ENDED UP LOSING THOSE. IT LOOKS LIKE COLORADO SIX IS A
DISTRICT BACK OF FLIGHT. COFFMAN LOOKS LIKE HE IS TRAILING AND
THAT IS THE COLORADO MEMBERS THE SUMMER. THE SUBURBS ARE DOING
WELL — THE DEMOCRATS ARE DOING WELL IN THE SUBURBS BUT THEY ARE
PERFORMING DIFFERENTLY IN THE RURAL PARTS OF THE STATE.
>>HEALTHCARE WAS ONE OF THE TOP THREE ISSUES THAT VOTERS WERE
THINKING ABOUT WHEN THEY WERE HEADING TO THE POLLS. HOW DID
YOU SEE CANDIDATES RESPOND TO THAT IF AT ALL?
>>DEMOCRATS WERE RELENTLESS ON HEALTHCARE IN THIS ELECTION.
THEY SPENT EIGHT YEARS TRYING TO DEFEND OBAMA CARE AND NOW
SUDDENLY THEY ARE ON THE OFFENSE. I THINK THEY WERE
THRILLED TO HAVE THE UPPER HAND. THEY MADE THIS AN ELECTION FOR
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND THEY WERE IN MANY ADS ABOUT THEIR
SICK FEELING MEMBERS. YOU HAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAINT
REPUBLICANS WILL PROTECT PRE-EXISTING
CONDITIONS MORE THAN DEMOCRATS TO WHICH PRESIDENT OBAMA GOT UP
AND MADE A JOKE ABOUT THAT ABOUT HOW LAUGHABLE THAT WAS. IT WAS
THE ISSUE IN THIS CAMPAIGN OUTSIDE OF A REFERENDUM.>>WE SAW THAT TRUMP HAD A LINE
OR TWO ABOUT HEALTHCARE BUT THAT IS NOT WHERE MOST OF HIS
SPEECHES WERE FOCUSED. WHAT DID HE FOCUS ON PRIMARILY AND HOW
DID HE TRY TO CONNECT WITH VOTERS?
>>IT WAS ALMOST SOLELY IMMIGRATION FOCUS. TO THE
DETRIMENT, SOME IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FELT NOT
TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY AS MUCH WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID
WAS BORING TO TALK ABOUT. HE WENT RIGHT INTO IMMIGRATION AND
TRYING TO DRIVE UP HIS CASE . WE ARE SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF
MIXED RESULTS WERE THAT WILL WORK TONIGHT. ON THE SENATE MAP,
IT MAY HAVE BEEN A PLAY TO TRY TO KEEP THE SENATE MAJORITY AT
THE RISK OF LOSING THE HOUSE MAJORITY.
>>REPUBLICANS WERE INDEED STEPPING UP AND SAYING I HAVE
FEELING MEMBERS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND I
WILL PROTECT IT. EVEN CANADA HAVE BEEN SERVING AND THEY ARE
SUING TO STOP THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, YOU GET A SENSE THAT
VOTERS ARE LIKE, PUBLICANS CAN DO THIS TOO?
>> I THINK THAT WE FOLLOW THESE THINGS SO CLOSELY AND TO US, THE
IDEA THAT REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED DOZENS OF TIMES TO REPEAL THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND GOING OUT AND CAMPAIGNING IS SOMEWHAT
RIDICULOUS. OUR FACT CHECKERS HAVE RATED IT FALSE OVER AND
OVER. >>THE AVERAGE VOTER THAT IS
NOT FOLLOWING THE NUANCES AND THEY JUST SEE AN AD WITH JOSH
HOLLY TALKING ABOUT HIS SON HAVING A CHRONIC ILLNESS AND HOW
HE WILL PROTECT PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND MEANWHILE HE IS
AN ATTORNEY GENERAL ON A LAWSUIT TO RULE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
UNCONSTITUTIONAL. IF THAT WERE TO HAPPEN, THE ENTIRE LOG GOES
DOWN INCLUDING PROTECTIONS. I THINK THE DEMOCRATS WENT IN HARD
ON HEALTHCARE AND HOPED THAT WITH — THAT REPUBLICANS WERE ABLE TO
OWN THAT MESSAGE. >>LET’S CHECK BACK IN WITH ONE
OF OUR REPORTERS HE WAS IN TEXAS RIGHT NOW. LEE POWELL IS IN
BETO O’ROURKE CAMPAIGN . THIS IS IN EL PASO.
>>Reporter: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REALLY POURING INTO THE STADIUM
WITH THE MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM PLAYING IN EL PASO. I WILL
SORT OF STEP OUT OF THE WAY A LITTLE BIT. YOU CAN GET A LOOK
AT WHAT YOU SEE BEHIND ME. IT’S THE STAGE WITH THE DJ PERFORMING
AND THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT KEEP STREAMING IN AND FEELING
BASICALLY THE INFIELD HERE. WHAT YOU ALSO HAVE BEHIND ME AND WHAT
YOU CANNOT SEE IS THIS BOWL OF SEATS THAT IS BEING FILLED WITH
PEOPLE THAT ARE STREAMING IN. THIS IS BEING BROADCAST ON THE
JUMBOTRON . THEY ARE EXPECTING A HUGE
CROWD. THIS MIGHT BE THE ONLY PLACE IN EL PASO THAT CAN
ACCOMMODATE THIS. THIS IS BEEN UNORTHODOX FOR BOTH
SIDES. FOR BETO O’ROURKE, HE HAS LIVE
STREAMED HIS CAMPAIGN AND SKATEBOARD IT. HE IS NOT
ACCEPTING SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY. TED CRUZ HAS PROBABLY HAD TO
SPEND MORE TIME IN THE STATE THAN HE HAD ORIGINALLY IMAGINED
AND PROBABLY HAD TO RAISE AND SPEND MORE MONEY ON THIS
CAMPAIGN. HE EVEN ADMITTED TO ME THAT THIS WAS A REAL RACE. HE
REALLY HAD TO WORK AND GO A LOT OF PLACES. HE WAS NOT EXPECTING
THAT TO REALLY HAVE TO CAMPAIGN. FOR BOTH SIDES, IT HAS BEEN
UNUSUAL AND WE WILL SEE WHERE THE RESULTS FALL INTO — AND WHO
WINS. >>DEMOCRATS HOPE AND NEED TO
HOLD ONTO MISSOURI. IT’S A TIGHT RACE . AND A MUCH QUIETER BALLROOM IN
MISSOURI, WE SEE JOHN. WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE?>>I’M JUST GOING TO SAY, NOT
QUITE THE ROCK CONCERT THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IN TEXAS BUT
PEOPLE ARE STILL FILLING IN. I WANT TO GIVE YOU GUYS A LITTLE
MORE ON JOSH HOLLY, THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE WHO YOU
MENTIONED IN THE PREVIOUS SEGMENT. HE IS THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL BUT HE IS A LOT LESS KNOWN THAN CLAIRE McCASKILL. A
LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME THEY WILL VOTE FOR JOSH HAWLEY AND
THEY GAVE ME TWO MAIN REASONS WHY. THE TWO WERE HIS STRONG
SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND LOYALTY TO REPUBLICAN PARTY
POLITICS AND SECOND THAT HE IS NOT CLAIRE McCASKILL. THERE IS
AN ORGANIZED RESENTMENT TOWARDS DEMOCRATS AND
LIBERAL POLITICS IN CERTAIN PARTS OF MISSOURI AND ESPECIALLY
IN THE MIDDLE AND ANYWHERE OUTSIDE KANSAS CITY AND ST.
LOUIS AND WHERE WE ARE NOW. THAT RESONATES WITH A LOT OF VOTERS.
JUST TAKE CHAPMAN WHO IS ACTUALLY WHERE CLAIRE McCASKILL WAS BORN. THIS
IS HOW HE PUT IT TO ME. >>I HOPE CLAIRE McCASKILL
LOSES BIG TIME. >>WHAT YOU MAKE OF THE JOB SHE
HAS DONE? >>SHE HAS NOT DONE A JOB. SHE
HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING EXCEPT RAISE OUR TAXES AND THE ILLEGALS COME
INTO THE COUNTRY AND DESTROY JOBS.
>> WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF JOSH HAWLEY?
>>I DO NOT KNOW HIM GOOD ENOUGH BUT HE IS NOT FROM AROUND HERE.
>>ARE YOU GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM? >>I AM VOTING AGAINST CLAIRE
McCASKILL. >>IT REALLY DOES BEG THE
QUESTION, AS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING AND A LOT OF THESE RACES
TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY IN MISSOURI, AS IS A RACE BETWEEN
CLAIRE McCASKILL AND JOSH HAWLEY OR IS THIS A RACE BETWEEN
CLAIRE McCASKILL AND THE TRUMP PRESIDENT ?
>> YOU CAN SEE CLAIRE McCASKILL
VERSUS JOSH HAWLEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHO THE PARTIES ARE TRYING TO
PAINT AS THE BAD GUY. OBVIOUSLY DEMOCRATS ARE LIKE OF
IT FOR US IS A VOTE TO KEEP HIM IN CHECK AND REPUBLICANS HAVE
BEEN TRYING TO GO AFTER NANCY PELOSI AND MAXINE WATERS.
>>AND HILLARY CLINTON. >> IT SEEMS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STUCK
WHERE THEY WERE IN 2016 IN SO MANY WAYS IN TERMS OF WHO THEIR
ENEMIES WERE. THEY STILL DO NOT LIKE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THEY DID
NOT LIKE THEN AND THEY MAY BE LIKE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THEN
THAT THEY LIKED NOW — THAT THEY LIKE NOW. IT’S JUST REALIZING
WHAT PARTISANSHIP IS AND HOW IT HAS NOT CHANGED
MUCH. >>IS IT EFFECTIVE TO RUN AGAIN
SOMEONE? >>ABSOLUTELY. I HAVE BEEN
THINKING A LOT ABOUT THE DAYS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP SELECTION
AND AFTER HIS INAUGURATION, ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE WOMEN’S
MARCH. IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS SO HUGE AND THAT HE WOULD BE BLOWN
OUT IN THE MIDTERMS AND THIS HAS NOT BEEN THE CASE. THIS HAS NOT
BEEN AS EFFECTIVE FOR DEMOCRATS IN SOME STATES AS A PUBLIC I
WOULD’VE BEEN TWO YEARS AGO. >> A LOT OF DEMOCRATS HAVE TRIED TO
NOT MAKE THEIR CAMPAIGN ABOUT TRUMP AND MAKE IT ABOUT THE
ISSUES. MAYBE IN SOME CASES TO THEIR DETRIMENT BUT AT THE END
OF THE DAY, PEOPLE WILL COME OUT WHO ARE AGAINST TRUMP AND YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD BE
A HUGE MOTIVATOR BUT I AM NOT SURE HOW MUCH OF A MOTIVATOR IT
WAS. >>IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING IN
THE FACT THAT THE TWO PARTIES ARE TALKING ABOUT A WHOLE ARE
TWO DIFFERENT ISSUES. THERE IS NOT A DEBATE OVER IMMIGRATION
BUT REPUBLICANS PUTTING FORTH THEIR LINE ON IMMIGRATION AND
DEMOCRATS NOT NECESSARILY RESPONDING ON THAT ARE PUTTING
THEIR LINE ON HEALTHCARE. THEY ARE TALKING PAST EACH OTHER IN A
WAY THAT IS INTERESTING TO WATCH.
>>WE HAVE A CALL FOR THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. JOE MANSON IS
THE EJECTA WINTER. HE IS RETAINING HIS SEAT IN WEST
VIRGINIA. THIS IS A MUST WIN FOR DEMOCRATS. HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS?
>>IT’S VERY SIGNIFICANT. WE SAW THE PRESIDENT AND DONALD TRUMP
JR. WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE EASIEST PERSUADABLE. THEY KNOW THIS IS A VOTE THAT
TRUMP CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON. >>REMEMBERS AND REMAINS IN
VOTED FOR BRETT KAVANAUGH AND SENATOR DONNELLY AND HEIDI HEITKAMP DID NOT.
>> I HAD TO SAY, YOU HAVE TO FEEL
MY EMPHASIS.>> IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE THE WRONG
AUDIO FEED. THAT WAS NOT JOE MANSON THAT YOU CAN SEE THE
VIDEO HERE. THIS IS VERY SIGNIFICANT. THIS IS NOT A
RELIABLE VOTE BUT THIS DOES INDICATE THAT THERE CAN BE A
PATH FOR BASED ON PERSONALITY AND VOTING RECORD AND HOW VOTERS
CONNECT WITH YOU. JOE MANSON WAS DOING HIS ADD AND TAKING TARGET
PRACTICE AND SHOWING VOTERS THAT HE WAS STILL THERE GUY.
>> DIMENSION SHOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MOST NORMAL DEMOCRATS. HE FOUND A WAY
TO WIN. THIS IS AN INTERESTING PATH FORWARD WHERE TRUMP DID SO
WELL IN 2016. THAT WILL BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION WHEN DEMOCRATS
TURN TO 2020 AND LOOKING AT THAT PATHWAY AND WHICH CANDIDATE CAN
RUN AND WIN. >>LET’S GO BACK TO VIRGINIA .
THIS IS A CALL AND I WOULD THE DEMOCRATS REALLY WANTED TO HAVE
AND WERE HOPING TO HAVE — WE ARE STILL WATCHING IT, LET’S GO
TO EMILY WHO IS AT THE WATCH PARTY TONIGHT.
>>Reporter: HEY GUYS, I AM HERE AT THE PARTY AND THINGS ARE
STARTING TO WIND DOWN. PEOPLE ARE EATING A VERY UPBEAT MOOD.
THEY WANT TO ELECT JENNIFER WEXTON. SHE CALLED OUT
ONE GROUP THAT I NOTICED WITH YOU IN BIG NUMBERS. MOM’S
DEMAND ACTION. I HAVE JENNIFER HERRERA HERE TO TALK TO ME
TONIGHT. THIS GROUP FOCUSES ON GUN CONTROL WHICH WAS A KEY
ISSUE IN THIS RACE. JENNIFER, WHAT I — WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME? WHY ARE
YOU HERE TONIGHT? >>WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT
JENNIFER WEXTON. WE HAVE NOT DOWN THOUSANDS OF DOORS TO
SUPPORT JENNIFER WEXTON. SHE IS COMMITTED TO COMMON SENSE AND THEN
VIOLENCE PREVENTION MEASURES. >>HOW BIG OF AN ISSUE DO THINK
THAT WAS FOR VOTERS? >>HUGE. WE WANT A
REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS THAT WILL STAND UP TO THE GUN LOBBY
AND STAND FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. YOU CAN TELL BY THE ENERGY IN THIS
ROOM THAT PEOPLE WERE FIRED UP AND READY TO GO. THEY WANTED TO
DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WILL DO SOMETHING.
>> THAT WAS JENNIFER HERRERA WHO IS
A SUPPORTER OF JENNIFER WEXTON. SHE IS JUST ONE OF THE
SUPPORTERS HERE TONIGHT. BACK TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIO .
>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. POLLS ARE STILL OPEN IN CALIFORNIA. THERE
IS STILL TIME TO VOTE. SEVERAL SEATS ARE STILL UP FOR GRABS.
>> RIGHT NOW, WE ARE STILL AT THE ELECTION HEADQUARTERS AND
ONE THING THAT I WANTED TO TALK TO GUYS ABOUT IS THAT THIS
DISTRICT FOREVER HAS BEEN A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD. JUST
AROUND THE CORNER, THERE IS A STATUE TO THE LATE GREAT RONALD
REAGAN AND AN ICON FOR CONSERVATIVE VOTERS AND
REPUBLICANS. WE SAT DOWN WITH THE DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER AT HIS
CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS TO TALK ABOUT HOW HE WILL APPEAL TO
REPUBLICANS THAT ARE TURNED OFF BY TRUMP AND MODERN VOTERS IN
THE DISTRICT. >>BACK IN THE 1990S, YOU HAD
REPUBLICANS WHO BELIEVES IN WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND VOTING RIGHTS AND BELIEVE
THAT BRINGING DOWN THE DEFICIT WAS A GOOD THING. ALL OF THOSE
THINGS ARE ON THE BACK BURNER AT BEST NOW WITH THE CURRENT
REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP. THAT IS NOT WHAT THEY BELIEVE.>>WITHOUT A DOUBT, HE IS
BANKING ON THE FACT THAT IN 2016, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT
THIS DISTRICT HAVE VOTED FOR A DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT SINCE
FDR. POLLS ARE STILL OPEN AND GO BACK IS PLAYING. WE ARE WAITING FOR RESULTS AS
THEY COME IN AND WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE
NIGHT. IN THE MEANTIME, BACK TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIO.
>> WE SEE BETO O’ROURKE HOLDING HIS WATCH PARTY IN THE STADIUM
AND THE CLOSET BALLROOM AS WELL. THANKS SO MUCH, DALTON. I WANT
TO TALK ABOUT THIS INTERESTING DYNAMIC OF A RACE IN A DISTRICT
WHERE IT WENT FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THEN TURNED AND VOTED
FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP OR THE OPPOSITE, VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY
AND THEN TURNED AND VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON. PEOPLE ARE
REALLY WATCHING THESE RACES TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR
AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THESE VOTERS. TALK TO US ABOUT SOME OF
THESE DISTRICTS WHERE WE DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT THESE VOTERS
MIGHT GO FOR THIS YEAR.>>I THINK A GREAT EXAMPLE OF
THIS IS IN THE PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS. YOU LOOK AT A STATE
LIKE PENNSYLVANIA WHO HAS NOT ELECTED OVER HOGAN PRESIDENT
SINCE 1988 AND THEN ELECTED PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IN THOSE
COLLAR COUNTIES AROUND PHILADELPHIA, THOSE ARE WHERE
YOU HAVE TO GET OUT THE VOTE. THOSE COUNTIES ONE ALMOST A
MEDLEY FOR OBAMA IN 2008 AND 2012 AND THEN A LOT OF THEM WENT
FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IN 2016. THE DEMOCRATS ARE HOPING TO FLIP
THEM THIS TIME. THEY THINK THEY CAN SPEAK TO WOMEN AND MODERATE
REPUBLICANS THAT THEY HOPED WOULD CHALLENGE TRUMP IN 2016
BUT DID NOT. THEY ARE HOPING THEY WILL HAVE BUYERS REMORSE
AND COME OUT AND VOTE TODAY. >>THOSE CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS
ARE VERY INTERESTING. THERE ARE FOUR OF THEM THAT TOUCH THE
COUNTY AND IT HAS BEEN A PUMPKIN STRONGHOLD FOR A LONG TIME. THEY
ALL VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON. WHETHER IT’S FOOLS GOLD OR NOT,
THEY FEEL LIKE THERE IS AN INDICATION AND SORT OF A
REBUKE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AND SO THE GROUND IS MORE FERTILE FOR
THEM THERE. THOSE WILL BE THE SEEDS THAT WILL TURN FIRST. THEY
ARE SORT OF COUNTING ON THOSE DISTRICTS AND CALIFORNIA HAS A
PROCESS WHERE IT TAKES THEM LONGER TO COUNT THEIR BALLOTS SO
IF IT IS DOWN TO THE FOUR OR FIVE SEATS, WE MAY NOT KNOW
TONIGHT. >>WE ARE HEARING SOME VICTORY
SPEECHES. LET’S CHECK IN WITH MICRON — MIKE BRAUN . THERE
HE IS. >> DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN I SAID
I WAS GOING TO RUN FOR SENATE? DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN I SAID
EVERYBODY SAID YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR HEAD EXAMINED? I WILL TELL
YOU WHAT, SO MANY PEOPLE TO THANK BUT IT STARTS WITH HERE.
MY DEAR WIFE. WE MADE A BIG DECISION MANY MANY
YEARS AGO TO COME BACK TO HER HOMETOWN. THAT WAS NOT TYPICAL BACK IN
1978 AND WE DID IT FOR ONE REASON, WE WANTED TO RAISE A
FAMILY AND HAVE A CHANCE AT STARTING OUR OWN BUSINESSES, A
VERY SIMPLE PLAN AND IT WORKED OUT. THE KIDS ARE HERE ON THE STAGE
WITH ME AND TWO OF MY GRANDKIDS. TRULY, WE HAVE LIVED THE
AMERICAN DREAM. WE REALLY HAVE. I SEE SO MANY OF YOU OUT THERE.
I SEE TERRY AND THE OTHER TERRY. WE HAVE LOTS OF TERRY’S . I HAVE MADE SO MANY FRIENDS
ENEMIES 15 MONTHS THAT I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS, IMAGINE EVERY
TIME I HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD, I HAVEN’T STAYED IN A HOTEL OR
MOTEL, MORE THAN FIVE TIMES. THIS IS THE WAY A CAMPAIGN LIKE
THIS SHOULD BE. I WANT TO THANK ALL FOR GIVE ME A RESOUNDING
VICTORY AND PUTTING YOUR FAITH IN ME AND I WILL NOT LET YOU
DOWN. I PROMISE YOU THAT. SENATOR JOE DONNELLY CALLED ME ABOUT 15
MINUTES AGO. >> BOO.>>YES. JUST LIKE ANY
COMPETITION, YOU FIGHT HARD AND WANT TO WIN AND MAKE YOUR CASE.
WE DID IT. THE ONE THING I WOULD LOVE TO SEE CHANGE IN POLITICS
IS THAT IT HAS GOTTEN WAY TOO NASTY ON BOTH SIDES.
>> MIKE BRAUN IS SPEAKING AND JOE DONNELLY CALLED
HIM TO SUCCEED. — TO STEP DOWN.
>>PEOPLE SAID THEY THOUGHT HE WAS CRAZY WHEN HE WANTED TO RUN.
THIS WAS A GUY REPEALING OBAMA CARE IN A STATE THAT WAS VERY
PRO-KAVANAUGH . WHAT ELSE ARE WE LOOKING AT
WILL LOOK AT THE CONDORS OF INDIANA?
>>FOR SOMEONE LIKE TRAN 25 WHO IS VERY CONSERVATIVE, IT WAS AN
UPHILL BATTLE FROM THE START WHICH IS TRUE FOR A LOT OF THE
DEMOCRATS RUNNING IN RED STATES. THIS WAS NOT EASY AND IN A PLACE
LIKE INDIANA, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS POPULAR. THEY DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF
OPTIONS AND SHORT OF THAT, THERE WAS NOT
A LOT TO DISTINGUISH HIM FROM HIS OPPONENT. IT WAS HARD TO GET
EXCITED OR INSPIRED BY JOE DONNELLY.
>> YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING TO HOW DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN RUNNING
DEFENSE IN THE SENATE. THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING DEFENSE OF THE
HOUSE BUT DEMOCRATS JUST BY THE BASIS OF WHAT SEATS ARE OPEN,
THEY HAVE HAD A TOUGH GO RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING.
>>YES, 10 SEATS WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING AND WHERE
THEY WON. IN IN SOME SOME CASES, CASES 20 20-30 OR POINTS. THEY
30 ARE POINTS.ALREADY HEADING INTO BIG DEFICIT, THEY
NEED TWO SEATS TO PICK UP THE MAJORITY. THEY ARE COMPETITIVE
IN STATES WHERE REPUBLICANS HAVE CONTROL, BUT, FROM THE VERY
BEGINNING IT HAS BEEN UNFAVORABLE TO DEMOCRATS.
>>TWO YEARS AGO THEY SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE A TOUGH FALL FOR
DEMOCRATS. >>WHAT YOU CANNOT DO IS CHANGE
THE MAP TO IT IS WHAT IT IS. WE ARE SEEING WHAT IT IS RIGHT NOW.
>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I APPRECIATE YOU
GUYS AND YOUR INSIGHTS, AND OF COURSE, EUGENE SCOTT, THANK YOU.
STAY WITH US, WE WE — WILL BE BACK IN A MOMENT.>>>YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE AT THE
U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING, YOU’RE WATCHING ELECTION NIGHT, LIVE,
HEAR FROM THE WASHINGTON POST. WITH YOU ALL NIGHT IS EUGENE
SCOTT AND I AM LIBBY CASEY. IT IS 10
PM, EASTERN TIME, POLLS HAVE CLOSED AND I WILL, UTAH, NEVADA,
AND MONTANA. THEY ARE ALSO CLOSED IN EASTERN PARTS OF
OREGON, NORTH DAKOTA, AND I KNOW. AS WE ARE DOING — AND
IDAHO. WE ARE LOOKING EVERY HALF-HOUR
AT THE CATCH-UP ON KEY RACES. THE PROJECTED WINNER IS SO
INTERESTING IN THE FLORIDA HOUSE. HE IS DEFEATING THE INCUMBENT, HAVE YOU BEEN
WATCHING THIS ONE TO SEE IF THIS COULD HAPPEN? THE PROJECTED
WINNER HERE IN FLORIDA TOP 26 SEAT. CONOR LAMB IS THE PROJECTED
WINNER IN PENNSYLVANIA 17, PENNSYLVANIA WENT THROUGH A RATE
— A MAJOR REDISTRICTING A LITTLE WHILE AGO MANDATED BY THE COURT. WE ARE WATCHING TO
SEE HOW MUCH IMPACT THAT WILL HAVE ON THE HOUSE RACES, WE WILL
BE DIGGING INTO THOSE NUMBERS AS THE NIGHT GOES ON. IN MINNESOTA,
THE FIFTH DISTRICT WHERE WE SEE OMAR AS A PROJECTED WINNER. SHE WILL BE ONE OF THE
FIRST MUSLIM AMERICANS TO HAVE THE SEAT IN CONGRESS. SHE IS
EXPECTED TO BE THE WINNER, IT IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT IS —
BECAUSE IT IS A HISTORIC MOMENT FOR THE SET UP. A LOOK AT
PENNSYLVANIA, THE FIRST DISTRICT, THIS ONE MIGHT BE
CLOSE, 17% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING, THE REPUBLICAN IS IN
THE LEAD OVER SCOTT WALLACE. HE HAS BEEN — RUNNING AS A
MODERATE REPUBLICAN DISTANCING HIMSELF FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP
RICK WE WILL SEE IF THAT EFFORT HAS PAID OFF. IN IOWA, LET’S GO
AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE I WILL RACES. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GO TO
COLORADO, WE WILL GET TO IOWA LATER ON. COLORADO, THE SIX
DISTRICT, WE HAVE ABOUT 75% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING. JASON CROW
IS AHEAD OF MIKE COFFMAN. A SIGNIFICANT RAISE, THIS IS WHERE AURORA, COLORADO
IS. WE WILL SEE IF DEMOCRATS CAN TAKE THE DISTRICT, RUNNING A
MODERATE RACE. AND THE MISSOURI SENATE, LET’S CHECK IN TO SEE
HOW THINGS ARE GOING. AT THIS POINT CLEAR MYSTIC — CLAIRE
McCASKILL HAS A LEAD, THERE IS STILL A LONG NIGHT TO GO AS WE
SEE HOW MISSOURI EVOLVES. THE ARIZONA SENATE, WHERE WATCHING
WE WILL SEE IF SHE CAN DEFEAT MARK A MISS — MARTHA McSALLY. TWO WOMEN, REGARDLESS OF WHO
WINS, A WOMAN GOES TO THE SENATE WHICH WILL BE SIGNIFICANT AND
HISTORIC, WE ARE WATCHING SO MANY WOMEN CANDIDATES ACROSS THE
COUNTRY THIS YEAR. >>INDEED, RIGHT NOW WE ARE
GOING TO WATCH PHILIP WHO IS KEEPING TRACK OF ALL THESE CLOSE
RACES WITH THE MAP. >>THANK YOU. SO, LET’S START
WITH THE STATE, THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO
PICK UP 23 SEATS IN ORDER TO TAKE THE MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE.
SO FAR, ACCORDING TO OUR CALLS THEY HAVE PICKED 5. THAT ONE IN
MINNESOTA, ONE IN VIRGINIA, WHICH IT 10, — VIRGINIA 10. I
WANT TO FOCUS ON VIRGINIA SEVEN. IT TRIGGERED THE START OF THE
BREITBART LATE SHIFT IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. HE RAN ON JIK
— ON IMMIGRATION, HE HE DEFEATED THEM IN A HUGE
SURPRISE. HE COULD BE SEEN AS A CONTENDER OF EVERYTHING THAT
FOLLOWED. HE IS LOSING SO FAR, THERE ARE ABOUT 2000 VOTE
MARGINS. THERE IS ANOTHER RACE IN
VIRGINIA SECOND, DEMOCRATS COULD PICK UP 3 SEATS IN VIRGINIA,
ALONE, AGAIN, THEY ONLY 23 IN ORDER TO TAKE MAJORITY. I ALSO
WANT TO TALK ABOUT FLORIDA. WHY? BECAUSE IN FLORIDA WE SEE A VERY
DIFFERENT SORT OF PICKUP FOR THE DEMOCRATS. THE 26th DISTRICT,
FOR EXAMPLE, THIS WAS JUST CALLED, YOU JUST HEARD IT, HE
HAS LOST, HE WAS THE INCUMBENT, THE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT THERE.
LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016. 2016, THIS WAS A DISTRICT THAT
HILLARY CLINTON WON. THIS WAS A RACE THAT THE DEMOCRATS REALLY
SHOULD HAVE WON. AND THEY DID. SAME THING WHEN WE GO TO THE
27th DISTRICT. THIS IS A DISTRICT THAT HILLARY CLINTON
WON BY 20 POINTS, AS OF RIGHT NOW, NOT ALL OF THE VOTES ARE IN
YET FOR THE — FOR THE DEMOCRATS. THERE ARE, IN
ADDITION TO THE PLACES WHERE THE DEMOCRATS ARE OVER PERFORMING IN
TRUMP AREAS, THERE ARE ALSO THE HILLARY CLINTON DISTRICT. THE
REPUBLICANS DID VERY WELL IN ELECTION AFTER ELECTION. NOW THE — THEY HAVE OVEREXTENDED
THEMSELVES. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA. RIGHT NOW THE
MAP CONTINUES TO LOOK GOOD FOR THE DEMOCRATS ON THE HOUSE SIDE,
WE WILL SEE HOW IT UNFOLDS. BACK TO YOU.
>>>QUEBEC. WE ARE JOINED NOW BY DAVID, THANK FOR BEING HERE WITH
US IN THE STUDIO. HE HAS COVERED THE TRUMP FAMILY AND THE
BUSINESS INTERESTS. DAVE HAS SPENT THE LAST SO MANY
MONTHS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL OUT IN-HOUSE DISTRICTS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY, TALKING TO VOTERS AND CANDIDATES.
>>I ONLY HAVE ONE LESS PULITZER THAN THE OTHER MAN.
>>IT IS 10 PM EASTERN TIME. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING FOR?
>>I HAVE BEEN TRACKING — I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO WRITE THE
STORY AND TELL PEOPLE WHAT IS GOING ON. WE ARE STARTING TO SEE
— IT HAS BEEN SORT OF A ROLLER COASTER OF A NIGHT FOR
DEMOCRATS. WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THE CHANCES PICK UP
AS THE MAP MOVES WEST. THEY ARE STARTING TO WIN, I THINK, WE’RE
STARTING TO LOOK AHEAD IN PLACES LIKE NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, A
LOT OF PICKUP OPPORTUNITIES. WHERE ARE STARTING TO GO TO
KANSAS AND TEXAS WHERE THE SUBURBAN GAINS MIGHT BE
CONSOLIDATED. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO KNOW. I AM AMAZED TO
SEE SOME PEOPLE CALLING THE HOUSE NOW. I MADE A LIST AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT — THERE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE 23.
MY LIST HAS 3. WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM CONSOLIDATING. I GUESS IT
IS BACK IN THE DEMOCRATS DIRECTION.
>>YOU CAN SEE THE BALANCE OF POWER, THAT WE WERE TRACKING IN
THE SENATE. >>AS WE HAVE GONE ACROSS THE
MIDWEST, DEMOCRATS ARE DOING BETTER. THEY KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO PICK
UP AT LEAST ONE BACKSEAT IN KANSAS, POSSIBLY TWO. THEY ARE
FEELING STRONG IN MICHIGAN, THERE ARE SOME DOMINOES FALLING BY 1-2 POINTS. THIS IS NOT QUITE
THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO, THE NIGHTMARE WAS EVERY DOMINO
FALLING AGAINST THEM. WHAT WE ARE SAYING INSTEAD IS SOME
SENATE DOMINOES GOING THE WRONG WAY, AND THE HOUSE RACES ARE
EKING OUT MORE THAN THEY ARE LOSING.
>>EUGENE, WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING AT 10 PM? AS WE ROUND THIS HOUR?
>>I AM STILL WAITING FOR ARIZONA, AND CALIFORNIA. I’M
GOING TO BE HERE WHILE. I THINK WHAT IS HAPPENING, NOTHING ENDS
FOR THE MOST PART. ESPECIALLY WITH ARIZONA. IT IS A
REALLY IMPORTANT SENATE RACE THE DEMOCRATS ARE REALLY LOOKING TO,
TO SEE IF IT IS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE, AND IF IT IS A
HISTORICAL RACE. ARIZONA HAS NEVER SENT A WOMAN TO THE SENATE
BEFORE. IT WILL BE A TELLING RACE, WHETHER OR NOT DEMOCRATS
SHOULD RUN THE WAY THAT SHE DID. I BELIEVE THERE IS AN IDEA —
SHE DID NOT MENTION SHE WAS A DEMOCRAT. SO, IT IS GOING TO BE A TELLING
STATE. >>ALONG PASS FOR HER, IN TERMS
OF HER POLITICAL CAREER, GOING FROM LIBERAL TO SOMEONE WHO IS
FOCUSING ON VALUES AND GOALS. I WANT TO REMIND YOU, ON THE
BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN, YOU ARE SEEING THE LATEST IN OUR
UPDATES. THERE IS THE CALIFORNIA HOUSE RACE WITH 0% REPORTING, AS
EUGENE SAID. WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE POLLS TO CLOSE.
ZERO — STILL AN HOUR AT LEAST. WE
ARE STILL WATCHING SOME OF THESE RACES, IF YOU SEE A YELLOW
CHECKMARK THAT MEANS THE RACE HAS BEEN CALLED, WITH A
PROJECTED WINNER. FLORIDA, ON THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN RIGHT
THERE, A FASCINATING RACE TO WATCH. FROM GOVERNOR TO SENATE,
WE WILL SEE HOW THOSE NUMBERS STACK UP TONIGHT AS WE GO TO THE
FLORIDA HOUSE RACES RIGHT NOW. SO, DAVID, HOW ESSENTIAL IS IT
THAT THE DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY ARE ABLE TO WIN THE HOUSE? BOTH IN
TERMS OF EXPECTATIONS AND BUILDUP, AND TRYING TO GET
VOTERS TO BUY IN. WE ASKED YOU TO GO TO THE POLLS, WE HAVE
SOMETHING TO SHOW FOR IT. ALSO, JUST THE REALITY OF BEING
A CHECK AND BALANCE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP?
>>THE FIRST THING FOR THE DEMOCRATS REPUTATION, WE — THEY
TOLD 20 — PEOPLE 2016 WAS AN ANOMALY. WE WILL PUT BETTER
CANDIDATES IN, AND RECOGNIZE THE STAKE THAT WE MISSED IN 2016. WE
WILL SEE IF THAT COMES TRUE, WHETHER THEY DELIVER ON THE
PROMISE. AN OVERSIGHT, AND FOR THE THINGS I CARE ABOUT AS A
REPORTER COVERING TRUMPS BUSINESSES CONFLICT AND
INTERESTS, A DEMOCRATIC LIGHTHOUSE WILL BE A CHANGE.
RIGHT NOW THERE HAS BEEN SOME ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH THE MEDIA
AND THROUGH NEW YORK STATE, AND A COUPLE OF LAWSUITS FILED,
TRYING TO GET DETAILS ABOUT TRUMPS BUSINESSES. THERE HAS NOT BEEN A SUSTAINED
EFFORT TO LOOK INTO THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, AND OTHER ACTORS
HAVE USED THE BUSINESSES THAT TRUMPS — TRUMP STILL OWNS. I THINK THE
DEMOCRATS TAKE THE HOUSE AND GAVE THAT SUBPOENA POWER, THAT
IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THEY ARE GOING TO DO.
THEY WILL NOT TRY TO LEGISLATE, THEY WILL TRY TO INVESTIGATE
TRUMPS BUSINESSES AND CONFLICTS. WE COULD SADLY BE SEEING MORE
INFORMATION RICH ENVIRONMENT IN THE HOUSE.
>>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST RESULTS FROM TENNESSEE.
WE DO HAVE A PROJECTED WINNER THERE, MARSHA BLACKBURN,
REPUBLICAN, PROJECTED WINNER IN TENNESSEE. FORMER HOUSE MEMBER,
NOW IT LOOKS LIKE GOING TO THE SET UP. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT
PICKUP FOR REPUBLICANS, WHEN THEY WERE HOPEFUL ABOUT — THEY WOULD REFLECT ON THIS —
DAVE, REFLECT ON THIS RACE FOR US.
>>IT WAS WHEN THE DEMOCRATS LEAD, THEY ALWAYS SAID IT WAS
GOING TO BREAK AGAINST THEM BECAUSE THIS IS A STATE THAT
FEELS LIKE ELECTING REPUBLICANS TO THE SET UP. WHAT WE ARE
SAYING ABOUT LONG-TERM, IS A HARDENING OF VOTER PREFERENCES,
THAT IS ALMOST UNRELATED TO CANDIDATE QUALITY OR SCANDAL. IN
SOME CASES, WE CANNOT TALK ENOUGH ABOUT NEW JERSEY, AND
DEMOCRATS STILL EXPECT THE TWO INDICTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE,
DUNCAN HUNTER IN CALIFORNIA, WITH COLLINS IN NEW YORK, THEY
STILL THINK THAT THEY ARE AHEAD, THEY ARE FAVORED TO WIN. UNLESS
THERE IS AN UPSET. UNDER THE THING YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT
IS IF ABRAMS LOSES, AND ANDREW GILLUM LOSES, IF THEY LOSE,
THERE IS A TENDENCY IN THE PARTY TO CRITICIZE THE LEFT FOR
BLOWING THINGS. AND I AM NOT SURE IF THOSE
ELECTIONS WERE WINNABLE BY OTHER CANDIDATES, BUT YOU CAN ALREADY
HEAR THEM MAKING THE LINE AFTER THE NIGHT.
>>THE PROJECTED LOSER IN TENNESSEE WAS RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT. A MODERATE, HE
IS THE MAYOR OF NASHVILLE, THE FORMER GOVERNOR, HE HAD AS MUCH
NAME RECOGNITION OUTSIDE OF MARSHA BLACKBURN, BUT —
>>YOU KNOW, IT IS A CONSERVATIVE STATE, IT IS A
STATE THAT BACK TO TRUMP, AND CONSERVATIVE TRUMP SUPPORTERS
WHO WANTED TO SEND SOMEONE TO THE SENATE WHO SUPPORTED TRUMP.
THEY DO NOT HAVE THAT, THEY HAVE BOB CORKER, WHO IS ONE OF THE
REPUBLICAN PARTY’S MOST CRITICAL LAWMAKERS OF TRUMP. AND,
BLACKBURN CANNOT — REALLY CAMPAIGNED. SHE SPEAKING
NOW, WE SHOULD HEAR WHAT SHE IS SAYING.
>>>WE WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU ALL KNOW WE ARE GOING TO
CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE DO, WORK EVERY DAY, AS I SAY, I GET UP
AND I FIGHT FOR WHAT I CALL THE BIG 5. SAFE, FAMILY, FREEDOM,
HOPE, OPPORTUNITY. [ APPLAUSE ] I VEST YOU THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN
TO STAND WITH ME, TONIGHT IS NO DIFFERENT. I ASK THAT YOU STAND
WITH ME AS WE WORK ON THESE ISSUES, FOR THE STATE, NATION,
WE KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE GOING TO WORK EARLY TOMORROW, ON
THESE ISSUES. I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING YOUR SENATOR, GOD BLESS
TENNESSEE, GOD BLESS THE USA. [ APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU.
>>MARSHA BLACKBURN GIVING HER CAMPAIGN SPEECH, MOVING FROM THE
HOUSE TO SET UP. LET’S CHECK IN WITH PHILIP ON THE LATEST.
>>I WANTED TO ALERT PEOPLE TO A REALLY BIG RACE THAT JUST GOT
CALLED, THROUGH STATEN ISLAND, THE 11th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT,
THE DEMOCRAT WAS JUST CALLED THE VICTOR, THE REPUBLICAN CONCEDED. WHY IS
THIS IMPORTANT? I WOULD SAY FOR SEVERAL REASONS. FESTIVAL, NEW
YORK CITY, THIS IS DONALD TRUMP HOMETOWN, IT IS SOLID BLUE.
SOLID DARK BLUE. THIS WAS THE LAST HOLDOUT IN NEW YORK CITY,
THEY JUST WENT DEMOCRATIC. DONALD TRUMP INVESTED A LOT IN DAN DONOVAN.
HE MADE ROBOCALLS TO SUPPORT HIM, BUT HE ALSO CONSISTENTLY
REFERRED TO DAN DONOVAN WHEN HE WOULD SAY HOW MUCH CLOUT HE HAD
WHEN HE COULD WIN RACES FOR REPUBLICANS, HE WOULD
MENTION DAN DONOVAN BECAUSE HE HELPED HIM TO WIN THE PRIMARY.
HE JUST LOST, THIS WAS A RACE THAT WAS NOT ON ANYBODY’S RADAR.
THIS WAS NOT A LIKELY PICK — PICKUP FOR THE DEMOCRATS. BACK
TO YOU. >>>THANK YOU. WE HAVE BEEN
TALKING ABOUT THE SENATE RACE, AND SAYING THAT THIS IS ONE THAT
YOU ARE WATCHING, SENATOR JEFF FLAKE IS A TRUMP
CRITIC, HE HAS VACATED THE SEAT AND IS NOT RUNNING FOR
REELECTION. WHO WILL FILL IT? JESSE JOINS US FROM SCOTTSDALE.
HELLO. >>Reporter: GOOD EVENING.
THINGS ARE HEATING UP HERE AT THE EVENT, RESULTS ARE JUST
STARTING TO TRICKLE IN, WE HAVE MANY HOURS TO GO UNTIL WE SLEEP.
ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A DISPIRITING NIGHT FOR DEMOCRATS,
IN THE SENATE, KIERSTEN CINEMA IS STILL A POTENTIAL RAY OF HOPE
IN ARIZONA. SHE BEGAN HER CAREER AS A PROGRESSIVE — PROGRESSIVE
ACTIVIST. WE TALKED ABOUT THE Mc SALLY CAMP SABOTAGED HER OVER THE PROGRESSIVE ACTIVIST STUFF.
SHE REINVENTED HERSELF OVER THE COURSE OF HER CAREER TO ALIGN
MORE CLOSELY WITH THE POLITICS OF THIS STATE. AN ANALYSIS FROM
538 SHOWS THAT SHE ACTUALLY VOTES WITH HOUSE REPUBLICANS 62%
OF THE TIME. THAT IS A REMARKABLE FIGURE IN THIS AGE OF
TRIBAL POLITICS. IT ALLOWS HER TO MAKE THE CASE TO CONSERVATIVES HERE IN ARIZONA
THAT I MAY BE A DEMOCRAT BUT I’M NOT AFRAID TO GO AGAINST MY
PARTY. I’M NOT AFRAID TO TALK TO THE OTHER PARTY. AND THE STATE
THAT PRODUCED LATE JOHN McCAIN, THAT IS A MESSAGE THAT CONNECTS
TO VOTERS. TAKE A LISTEN — >>I THINK WHAT WE LEARNED FROM
THE LEGACY OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN IS HE ATTEMPTED TO DO
THAT. HE ATTEMPTED TO RUN WITH BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE. I LIKE
TO THINK THAT SHE IS IN THE SAME VEIN. WE NEED SOMEBODY WHO IS
NOT AFRAID TO TALK TO REPUBLICANS.
>>SHE HAS MY SUPPORT BECAUSE SHE
HAS BEEN CONSISTENT SINCE SHE HAS BEEN ELECTED AS A
CONGRESSWOMAN. >>SHE HAS NOT BEEN PARTISAN IN
ANY WAY. I THINK THAT IS APPEALING IN HER CANDIDACY.
VERSUS THE OTHER CANDIDATE.>>THE OTHER THING THAT KIERSTEN
CINEMA HAS DONE IS TO FOCUS HER CAMPAIGN ON BREAD-AND-BUTTER
ISSUES, ESPECIALLY HEALTHCARE WHICH IS PROBABLY THE DEFINING
ISSUES OF THE MIDTERMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HER TV ADS AND
MAILERS, SHE HAS GONE AFTER MARTHA McSALLY FOR VOTING LAST
YEAR TO REPEAL AND PLACED THE — THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THIS IS
REPUBLICAN LEGISLATION THAT WOULD WEAKEN PROTECTIONS FOR
PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS. IT WOULD’VE LEFT
MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WITHOUT HEALTH AND — HEALTH INSURANCE.
MARTHA McSALLY HAS BEEN ASKED TO DEFEND THIS BOOK, BUT SHUT —
SHE HAS NOT COME UP WITH A GOOD EXPLANATION. SHE
ACTUALLY GOT VISIBLY FRUSTRATED WITH THE REPORTER RECENTLY, AND
SHE SNAPPED AT HIM. SHE SAID “CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THE
THINGS THAT MATTER?” HEALTHCARE IS A MATTER THAT MATTERS DEEPLY
IN ARIZONA. IF MARKET — MARTHA McSALLY WINS, A LOT OF — LOSES, A LOT
OF PEOPLE WILL — POINT TOWARDS THAT WILL. MANY HOURS TO GO
UNTIL WE KNOW WHO HAS PREVAILED TONIGHT. LIBBY CASEY? EUGENE?
>>LET’S GO TO TEXAS, WE ARE JOINED FROM BETO O’ROURKE’S
EVENT IN EL PASO. GOOD EVENING. >>Reporter: GOOD EVENING, ONCE
AGAIN FROM EL PASO, THE BASEBALL STADIUM HERE IN DOWNTOWN EL
PASO, AS YOU CAN PROBABLY MANY — TELL, AND HAS BECOME LOUD —
IT HAS BECOME LOUD, THERE IS A BAND PERFORMING BEHIND IT. SINCE
WE LAST TALKED TO YOU, THE LOWER INFIELD HAS REALLY FILLED WITH
PEOPLE, PEOPLE CARRYING BETO O’ROURKE SIDE, EVERY ONCE IN A
WHILE YOU HEAR OF CHANCE — CAN’T — CHANT . THERE ARE
SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE HERE, FOR THE EVENT TONIGHT. WE SENT MY COLLEAGUE INTO THE
CROWD, HE TALKED TO A COUPLE OF PEOPLE AND IT SEEMS TO BE PRETTY
CONSISTENT ABOUT PEOPLE. PEOPLE ARE GLAD THEY ARE HERE, THEY ARE
NERVOUS. ABOUT WHAT THE RESULTS HOLD, IT IS STILL A VERY TIGHT
RACE, YOU CAN HEAR IN THE BACKGROUND, ANOTHER ROUND OF
“BETO!” CHANCE — CHANT. IT IS HOPEFUL HERE IN
EL PASO. BACK TO YOU. >> IS WILLIE NELSON THERE? WE
WILL FIND OUT LATER ON. THANK YOU, BETO O’ROURKE IS BRINGING
OUT SUPPORTERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY, IN THIS WAY, GETTING
THIS OR A OF CELEBRITY — AURA OF CELEBRITY THAT WE ARE
THING. >>WE WERE JUST WATCHING ON
TWITTER SAYING — PEOPLE ARE SAYING IS HE GOING TO RUN FOR
PRESIDENT? I THINK HE WANTS TO FOCUS ON THIS RACE .
>>JUST FOR TONIGHT. >>I THINK THAT GIVES YOU AN
IDEA OF WHO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS LOOKING AT, IN TERMS OF WHERE
THEY WANT TO SEE THE SIDE GO, MOVING FORWARD.
>>WATCHING HOUSE RAISES COMING IN, LET’S GO BACK TO VIRGINIA
AND EMILY WHO IS AT THE WATCH PARTY, HELLO.
>>Reporter: HELLO, THINGS ARE DWINDLING A LITTLE BIT, WE ARE REACHING THE DANCE PARTY
PHASE OF THE NIGHT. PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST EXCITED ABOUT THE RACE,
BUT A COUPLE OTHER RACES HERE IN VIRGINIA. TWO OF THE 4 DISTRICTS
— THE OTHER DISTRICTS THAT WE WERE HOPING TO FLIP TO THE
DEMOCRAT SIDE LOOKED TO BE GOING THAT WAY. STILL, A LOT OF
EXCITEMENT DEVELOPING HERE IN THIS BALLROOM. I AM ACTUALLY
JOINED BY A MEMBER OF THE LOUDOUN COUNTY BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS. IT WAS A HARD-FOUGHT CAMPAIGN, HOW ARE
YOU FEELING? >>WE ARE FEELING GREAT. IT WAS
HARD FOUGHT, FROM START TO FINISH. WE WERE OUT THERE EVERY
SINGLE DAY, KNOCKING ON DOORS MAKING PHONE CALLS, THE RAIN,
THE SUNSHINE, EVEN TODAY IT HAS BEEN POURING OFF AND ON. BUT, WE
ARE EXCITED. >>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK
WAS THE KEY TO THE RACE? HOW DID HE PULL THIS OFF?
>>I THINK THE KEY WAS THE MESSAGE, NOT JUST APPEALING TO
DEMOCRATS, BUT TO SOME REPUBLICANS AS WELL. IF YOU LOOK
AT THE VOTING RECORD, AND BREAK IT DOWN, SHE WAS NOT
REPRESENTING THE HEART OF THE DISTRICT. WE HAD A PERSON,
WEXTON, WHO CAME OUT AND APPEALED TO A BROAD BASE.
>>Reporter: YOU HAVE LIVED IN THIS DISTRICT FOR 37 YEARS? THIS HAS BEEN THE
COLOR RED THE ENTIRE TIME? YOU HAVE FLIPPED IT. WHAT DOES THIS
SAY ABOUT THE DISTRICT? >>I AM NOT GOING TO SAY IT IS
DEFINITELY BLUE, BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY DARK, DARK, DARK
PURPLE. WE SAW THAT IN 2015 WHEN I WAS ELECTED, WE SAW WE — THAT
WE CONTINUED TO PROGRESS IN 2017 AND 2018. WE HOPE WE WILL
CONTINUE ON THIS WAIF. >>WE WILL CAN — SEE YOU IN
2020. BACK TO YOU. >>>THANK YOU. LET’S TALK ABOUT
THE BALANCE OF POWER AND HOW THINGS ARE SHAPING UP. TAKE A
LOOK AT THE HOUSE, YOU KNOW, NOT A LOT OF RACES HAVE BEEN CALLED,
THERE IS STILL A BIG VACANT AREA THAT WE CAN SEE. MANY OF THESE
RACES ARE GOING TO GO ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. REALLY THIS CORE SET
OF RACES WE ARE WATCHING, WHAT TREND ARE YOU NOTICING SO FAR?
>>YOU ARE SEEING A LOT OF SUBURBAN RACES RAKE TO THE
DEMOCRATS. THERE IS A QUESTION OF WHETHER THEY COULD, THERE IS
A TIGHT MONTH OF POLLING FROM BOTH PARTIES INTERNALLY. THEY
SAW RACES THAT WERE NECK AND NECK, THE KANSAS RACE, AND YOU
ARE ALSO FIGHTING AS VOTES COME IN, YOU ARE FIGHTING THE
REALIGNMENT THAT HAPPENED IN 2016, IT IS WEAKER THAN IT WAS,
THEY ARE NOT WINNING WHITE VOTERS BY THE SAME MARGINS
THAT TRUMPED IT. YOU ARE SAYING THAT CUT INTO THE MARGINS. THERE
ARE SO MANY SUBURBAN SEATS THAT WERE DONE TO KEEP ELECTING A
MITT ROMNEY MAP, THEY ARE QUICKLY — THE MAX ROSE RACE IN
NEW YORK WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE. IT WAS A SEAT THAT TRUMPED ONE
SOLIDLY. THE PRESIDENT ENGAGED ON A LOT
OF ISSUES. IT SLIPPED AWAY FROM THEM.
>>IN THE SENATE OF COURSE WE HAVE SEEN SOME WIND — WINS FOR
REPUBLICANS. SEATS LIKE TENNESSEE, DEMOCRATS DID SEE A
POTENTIAL PICKUP OPPORTUNITY. THE HOPES WERE DASHED FOR THAT
TONIGHT. >>HOPES WERE DASHED TO THERE.
THEY ARE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT ALL OF THE RED STATES, WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF MISSOURI. THEY WANT TO SEE MORE FROM MISSOURI. HER
POPULARITY PICKED UP AT THE END. EVEN THAT
MAP IS NOT A MAP SHE WILL WIN WITH. SHE IS GETTING BEATEN VERY
BADLY , IN CONSERVATIVE PARTS OF THE
STATE. THERE IS NO DEMOCRATIC FORMULA TO RETAKE THAT. LOOK,
THE PARTY MADE THIS CHOICE AFTER 2016, WHICH LOOKS LIKE IT IS
SUCCESSFUL IN TERMS OF HOUSE, NOT TO HAVE ITS USUAL DEBATE
OVER HOW FAR TO MOVE TO THE SET UP. BETO O’ROURKE DID NOT MOVE
TO THE CENTER TO RUN FOR THE RACE. JOE MANCHIN WAS HIMSELF,
BUT IN GENERAL, IN THESE RACES, THEY ARE MORE LEFT-WING ON
IMMIGRATION HEALTHCARE, THEN THEY WERE EIGHT YEARS AGO, IT IS
GOOD ENOUGH FOR PART OF HOUSE BUT NOT THE SENATE.
>>INDEED. TO HELP US BREAK THAT DOWN A LITTLE BIT, LET’S TALK TO
HANNO DOLE — HANNAH JOLE.
>>Reporter: WE ALREADY HAVE A FEW WOMEN, AND — INCLUDING THE
FIRST TWO MUSLIM AMERICAN WOMEN TO JOIN CONGRESS. THEY WILL BE
THE FIRST MUSLIM WOMAN RECENTLY ELECTED IN
MICHIGAN AND MINNESOTA. I WANT TO TAKE A QUICK LOOK BACK, IF WE
CAN SPARE TWO MINUTES FOR THE PAST, OF HISTORY. I WANT TO LOOK
BACK AT SOME OTHERS, JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY. IN 1916, JANET
RENKEN BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO CONGRESS. SHE REPRESENTED THE
STATE OF MONTANA, A STATE THAT HAS NOT SENT ANY MORE WOMEN TO
CONGRESS SINCE 1916, ALTHOUGH THIS COULD CHANGE TONIGHT. SHE
WAS A PACIFIST AND A SUFFRAGIST. REMEMBER, THIS WAS BEFORE WOMEN
WON THE VOTE NATIONALLY. JEANETTE RANKIN WAS THE FIRST.
SHE SAID I MAY BE THE FIRST BUT I MAY NOT — WILL NOT BE LAST.
53 YEARS LATER WE GET CHARLOTTE
REID. THE NUMBER OF WOMEN IN CONGRESS HAD ONLY COME UP TO 2%
OF CONGRESS AS A WHOLE. 1969 IS WHEN CHARLOTTE REED, REPUBLICAN
REPRESENTATIVE FROM ILLINOIS, BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO WEAR
PANTS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR. CAUSING A MINOR SCANDAL. SHE HAD
GOT THE PANTS OF A GUEST — AS A GIFT. APPARENTLY GERALD FORD WHO
HAD BEEN THE HOUSE MINORITY LEADER ENCOURAGED HER. THAT WAS
A DIFFERENT TIME, A BIG ACHIEVEMENT. YOU CAN SEE THIS
PATHETIC LOOKING LINE, FRANKLY, THAT IS SLOWLY CREEPING UP. THIS
REPRESENTS THIS PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN TIME. IT
BARELY MOVES. YOU GET TO 1992 WHEN THAT NUMBER WAS ONLY 6% OF
CONGRESS, THAT WAS THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN. THE ORIGINAL YEAR OF
WOMAN. WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT IF THIS IS ANOTHER ONE.
THIS IS A YEAR WHEN MANY WOMEN RAN FOR CONGRESS, MANY INSPIRED
BY ANITA HILL AND HER TESTIMONY. IT WAS ALSO WHEN CAROL MOSTLY
RUN, THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN ELECTED TO SENATE.
BRINGING US UP TO 10%. HERE WE ARE AT 2018, 20% OF CONGRESS ARE WOMEN. WE HAVE A
RECORD 84 WOMEN IN THE HOUSE AND 23 IN THE SENATE. THAT COULD
CHANGE TONIGHT, BUT IT MIGHT BE AN UPHILL BATTLE FOR WOMEN.
THERE IS A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE GET ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE
SAME. SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND TONIGHT.
>>THANK YOU, JOE MANCHIN IS A DECLARED PROJECTED WINNER IN
WEST VIRGINIA. JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO. LET’S TAKE A LOOK
AT WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. >>THE MOST PATRIOTIC STATEMENT
IN THE NATION — STATE IN THE NATION’S RIGHT HERE. RIGHT IN
WEST VIRGINIA. LET ME SAY SOMETHING ABOUT 55 STRONG, GOD
BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] EACH AND EVERYONE
OF YOU! I HAVE NEVER — I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE PROUD OF
EDUCATORS, SCHOOL SERVICE PERSONNEL, AND ADMINISTRATORS,
SUPERINTENDENTS, STANDING ARM IN ARM, LOCKED STIFF, FIGHTING FOR
THE CHILDREN AND THE EDUCATION THEY DESERVE IN WEST VIRGINIA. [
APPLAUSE ] >>JOE MANCHIN THE PROJECTED
WINNER IN WEST VIRGINIA, SOUNDING LIKE HE IS NOT THE ONLY
ONE OF THE NIGHT WHO IS BEEN TALKING NONSTOP. YOU
WERE DOWN IN WEST VIRGINIA CHECKING OUT THE LAY OF THE
LAND? >>NOT RECENTLY BUT DURING THE
HEALTHCARE FIGHT I CAME DOWN THERE, I MONITORED IT
AFTERWARDS. THIS IS A GUY THAT WORKED FOR THE JOB, AND WORKED
TO GET REELECTED, VERY CAREFULLY. ONE POINT I ALWAYS
REMEMBER ABOUT THIS RACE IS WHEN THE PRESIDENT SIGNED A MINOR
PENSION RELIEF BILL, HE MADE SURE HE WAS AT THE SIGNING
CEREMONY. EVAN JENKINS, WHO WAS SEEN AS THE STRONG IS REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATE, WAS NOT. DINKINS LOST THE PRIMARY TO PATRICK MORRISSEY
BUT MORRISSEY WAS THE WEAKER CANDIDATE. THERE IS A
COMBINATION OF LUCK AND GREAT. IN HIS STATE, LOOKING DOWN AT
THE STATE LEGISLATIVE RACE THE — RACES, THE THIRD DISTRICT,
THEY OUTPERFORMED THEIR NUMBERS, PROMOTING
CLINTON, BUT THEY HAVE NOT CLIMBED BACK ENOUGH TO WIN THAT.
MANCHIN IS UNIQUE . — IS A — YOU POST NANCY PELOSI,
FRANKLY, HE WAS SEEN AS HAVING A GOOD SHOT EARLY ON. WHAT
REPUBLICANS DID IS BURY HIM WITH AD LINKING HIM TO NATIONAL
DEMOCRATS. THERE ARE SEATS TONIGHT I THINK IF THEY WIN THE
MAJORITY, SOME STATES DEMOCRATS WILL SAY IF WE HAD REBOOTED THE
PARTY WITHOUT NANCY PELOSI COULD THIS HAVE BEEN EASIER? I THINK
THERE’S GOING TO BE A LOUD CONVERSATION.
>>ABSOLUTELY. AND UNDERSTANDABLY, SHE IS GREAT
AT FUNDRAISING, IN TERMS OF THE PARTY, I THINK A LOT OF THE
DOLLARS BENEFITED SO MANY OF THE CANDIDATES HAVE COME THROUGH
HERE. SHE IS VERY POLARIZING, A LOT OF CANDIDATES RAN OPPOSING
HER, AND THAT RING TRUE WITH THE CONSERVATIVE BASE.
>>HILLARY CLINTON IS NOT IN THIS
RACE, HE GOES THROUGH THE PAST, EVEN IF NANCY PELOSI HAD STEPPED
ASIDE, AND THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE WITH THAT MATTER?
>>I DO NOT THINK SO. I THINK IT CHANGES THE WAY THE PARTY COULD
RUN, IT WAS RUN AS A LEADERLESS PARTY, INDIVIDUAL RACES, THERE
ARE DISTRICT WE ARE SAYING THAT I THINK IN SUBURBAN PLACES FOR
COLORADO TO CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK, PLACES WHERE THAT WAS
SUCCESSFUL. BUILDING A STRONG CAMPAIGN FOR ONE CANDIDATE AND
NOT GOING THROUGH THE NATIONAL PARTY. MORE THAN ANY RECENT PRESIDENT, TRUMP IMPRINTED ON
THE PARTY. IT HAD CAUGHT — IT HAS COST HIM THE HOUSE, BUT
REALIGNED VOTERS THAT HAVE BEEN VOTING DEMOCRATIC FOR MANY
YEARS. >>ALL RIGHT, SO, HERE IS THE
QUESTION. WHO WILL EMERGE AS LEADERS AFTER TONIGHT? OF
COURSE, I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE YOU GUYS LOOK AT THE TVS TOO
MUCH. IT IS STILL EARLY, AS WE ARE WATCHING ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA, MANY
MILES TO GO BEFORE WE SLEEP. AS YOU ARE WATCHING THIS, WHO WOULD
BE THE LEADERS? I HAVE TO SAY, ONE LATER WE ARE WATCHING,
POTENTIALLY, BETO O’ROURKE. WE DO HAVE A CALL ON THE RACE, THE
SENATE IN TEXAS HAS BEEN CALLED FOR TED CRUZ. TED CRUZ IS THE
PROJECTED WINNER IN THE SENATE RACE IN TEXAS OVER BETO O’ROURKE
. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR TEXAS AND FOR THOSE TWO MEN?
>>FOR BETO O’ROURKE’S FUTURE HE WAS GOING TO RETIRE AND
IN-HOUSE. HE WAS GOING TO END HIS CAREER IN POLITICS. HE IS
NOW A NATIONAL PHENOMENON. THERE IS NOT AN OBVIOUS PLACE FOR HIM
TO GO IN TEXAS. WHAT HE PROBABLY DID TONIGHT, AND WE HAVE ALREADY
SEEN SOME MOVEMENT IN THE SUBURBS, WE ALWAYS SAID HE WAS
GOING TO ORGANIZE AND REGISTER AND MOTIVATE THIS KIND OF SLEEPY
DEMOCRATIC ELECTORATE THAT NEVER COMES OUT. HE APPEARS
TO HAVE DONE THIS. WHERE HE GOES IN TEXAS IS REALLY UNCLEAR. I
THINK HE MIGHT ENTER THE PRIVATE SECTOR. THE IDEA OF HIM AS A
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, I THINK YOU WILL SEE SOME OTHER WRITER
FACES ONCE YOU GET CALLED IN THE GOVERNORS RACES. IN TERMS OF WHO
DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO LOOK AT FOR THE
NATIONAL RACE, BETO O’ROURKE WILL RECEDE AFTER THIS RACE, I
THINK. >>YOU’RE WATCHING ELECTION
NIGHT, LIFE HERE THE WASHINGTON POST. STAY WITH US. >>>THE STATE OF TEXAS, RIGHT
NOW, HAS BEEN CALLED FOR TED CRUISE. AN ARROW MARGIN OF
VICTORY OVER LIBBY CASEY — BETO O’ROURKE. IT IS STILL
RED STATE, PEOPLE WERE EXPECTING THE DEMOCRATIC WAVE MIGHT CHANGE
THINGS, AND IT DID, SOME — TO SOME EXTENT. A LOT OF THE AREAS
ARE SHADED LIGHT BLUE, THOSE ARE COUNTIES THAT BETO O’ROURKE IS
WINNING, COMPARE THAT TO 2016, THERE IS A LOT MORE RED
PARTICULARLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STATE. BETO O’ROURKE IS
ACTUALLY DOING FAIRLY WELL, RELATIVE TO 2016. IF YOU NOTICE,
THESE CIRCLES. EACH REPRESENTS THE AMOUNT OF VOTING IN A
PARTICULAR AREA. THIS IS THE VOTE IN SO FAR. A
LOT OF VOTES IN THE HOUSTON AREA. BUT THERE WERE A LOT MORE
VOTES IN THE HOUSTON AREA IN THE 2016 ELECTION. NOW — NOT ALL OF
THE COUNTING IS DONE, WE SHOULD EXPECT HIM TO SEE MORE VOTES
THERE, WE SHOULD ALSO EXPECT TED CRUZ TO GAIN MORE VOTES. THIS IS
2016, THIS COUNTY TO THE WEST OF DALLAS, THERE ARE A LOT OF VOTES TO COME IN THERE FOR TED CRUZ.
THIS RACE IS BEEN CALLED. IT IS OVER. WHAT I WANT TO DO IS TALK
ABOUT HOW THE STATE — THE NIGHT IS GOING FOR DONALD TRUMP. I
WANT TO START WITH KANSAS. IN 2016, KANSAS WAS AS RED AS THEY
COME. IT WAS PRETTY RED, RIGHT? ONE OUTPOST HERE BY KANSAS CITY.
2018, A DIFFERENT BALLGAME. THIS RACE HAS NOT YET BEEN CALLED.
CRISCO BOCK IS LOSING — CHRIS COBOCH IS LOSING IT
NOT VERY BADLY. HE IS A FERVENT DONALD TRUMP OUT — ALLY. HE IS LOSING PRETTY BADLY RIGHT
NOW, IN A VERY RED STATE. WE TALKED A LITTLE WHILE AGO, ON
STATEN ISLAND, DAN DONOVAN, SOMEONE DONALD TRUMP INVESTED A
LOT IN. HE JUST LOST IN A SURPRISE UPSET. THAT SAID,
DONALD TRUMP PEOPLE ARE NOT DOING BADLY, EVERYWHERE. RIGHT
NOW IN FLORIDA, ALMOST ALL THE VOTES ARE IN, IT WAS EXTREMELY
CLOSE, THE CANDIDATE GOT DONALD TRUMP’S BLESSING, HE STILL HAS A
NARROW LEAD OVER ANDREW GILLUM. TO SANTOS — DESANTOS HAD HIS KIDS
ROLLING A WALL TO SHOW HIS SUPPORT TO DONALD TRUMP. HE IS
IN THE LEAD RIGHT NOW. IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT SCENARIO
THAN WE SAW. LET’S DO ONE MORE RACE, LET’S LOOK AT THE
GUBERNATORIAL RACE IN GEORGIA. THIS RACE IS FASCINATING TO ME,
SINCE THE PRIMARIES. IT IS THE MOST PURE DISTILLATION OF THE
2018 ELECTION. WE HAVE TWO CANDIDATES, BRIAN KEMP, HER RAN
AN AD WHERE HE TALKED ABOUT DRIVING UP IN HIS PICKUP PICKING
UP UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. AND WE HAVE STACEY ABRAMS, RIGHT NOW
BRIAN KEMP IS DOING VERY WELL. THIS IS A GUY WHO RAN ON TRUMP
IS HIM — TRUMPISM. RIGHT NOW, TRUMPISM IS
WINNING IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA. SO, FOR TRUMP, IT IS MIXED RESULTS.
YES, HE IS LOSING, PROBABLY LIKELY TO LOSE AT THIS POINT IN
TIME. DESANTOS IS DOING BETTER THAN ANDREW GILLUM. SO, WE ALL
WANT TO HAVE SORT OF A TIE IT WITH A BOW ANALYSIS OF
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR TRUMP, WHAT IT MEANS GENERALLY SPEAKING, SO
FAR RESULTS ARE MIXED. BACK TO YOU.
>>THANK YOU. MOMENTS AGO, WE DECLARED A WINNER IN TEXAS, TED
CRUZ IS EXPECTED TO KEEP THAT SEAT OVER BETO O’ROURKE. LET’S
GO NOW TO TEXAS, WHERE WE ARE AT THE BETO O’ROURKE CAMPAIGN
EVENT. HELLO. >>Reporter: DAVID, ONCE AGAIN FROM EL PASO,
FROM SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY PARK TO HELP — DOWNTOWN PASS UP. TED CRUZ HAS HELD ONTO HIS
SENATE SEAT, DEFEATING DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER BETO
O’ROURKE. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE MOOD HERE IS HARD TO TELL,
IT HAS BEEN VERY UPBEAT WITH THE LIVE MUSIC HAPPENING BEHIND IT.
WHAT YOU HEAR BEHIND ME IS A TELEVISION NETWORK, BEING PIPED
IN OVER THE P.A. SYSTEM. I AM COMPETING WITH THE VOICE OF THE
ACRES, THERE. BUT, I THINK PEOPLE HAVE KIND OF GOTTEN THE
SENSE THAT THIS RACE HAS NOT GONE TOWARDS BETO O’ROURKE’S
FAVOR. JUST BY LOOKING AT THE PHONE, YOU KIND OF LOOK AROUND,
AND YOU MAY HEAR THAT RESULT WHICH IS BECOMING OBVIOUS ON THE
SCREEN. THERE WAS A CHEER, THOUGH, WHEN
THE NETWORK DID PROJECT THE DEMOCRATS TAKING BACK THE HOUSE.
SO, IT IS A MIXED BAG HERE IN TEXAS, WE HAVE NOT REALLY SEEN
BETO O’ROURKE AT ALL, HE LIVES VERY CLOSE TO THIS PLACE IN
DOWNTOWN EL PASO. I WOULD EXPECT TO PROBABLY HAVE HIM APPEAR
BEFORE LONG, IN THIS VENUE. THIS EVENING. YOU DON’T WANT ALL THESE PEOPLE
GATHERED IN HIS HOMETOWN NOT TO SEE HIM, IN TERMS OF WHAT
HAPPENS. I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS: HE WAS ASKED A LOT ON THIS
CAMPAIGN TRAIL WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF BETO O’ROURKE WON, IF HE
LOST, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT? HIS KIND OF STOCK ANSWER, USUAL ANSWER,
TYPICAL ANSWER, CONSISTENT ANSWER WAS LOOK, IF I WIN THE
SENATE I WILL REMAIN A SENATOR. SERVE 6 YEARS, PROBABLY TWO
TERMS IN THE SENATE, AND THEN CALL IT A CAREER — CALL IT A
TERM. WHAT IS LEFT UNCLEAR IS IF HE LOSES. WHAT HAPPENS THEN? WE
ARE ABOUT TO SEE THAT PLAY OUT. DOES HE HAVE A POLITICAL FUTURE?
WHAT HAPPENS TO THIS UNKNOWN GUY BEFORE THIS RACE
FROM FAR WEST TEXAS HERE IN EL PASO. THE MUSIC WILL KICK UP
AGAIN HERE IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO. BACK TO YOU.
>>THANK YOU, JOINING US NOW HERE ON THE SET IS PAUL KANE.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. AND EUGENE SCOTT IS HERE TOO.
HOW BIG IS THIS NEWS FROM TEXAS? IT WAS OF NATIONAL INTEREST. IT IS ALWAYS EASY TO SEE IN
HINDSIGHT, DOES BETO O’ROURKE HAVE A SHOT? IS THIS A REAL PIPE
DREAM? HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS?>>IT IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT
SHOWS THAT, LOOK, TEXAS IS STILL TEXAS, EXCEPT WHEN TED CRUZ IS
ON THE BALLOT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT OTHER RACES THROUGHOUT TEXAS,
GREG ABBOTT IS WINNING THE GOVERNOR’S RACE BY A PRETTY
SOLID MARGIN. AND, ON DOWN, THE OTHER STATEWIDE RACES ARE
WINNING. AND, BETO O’ROURKE WAS ABLE TO ENERGIZE PEOPLE IN
THOSE LIBERAL AREAS AND BROUGHT OUT MORE PEOPLE THAN YOU COULD
EVER HAVE EXPECTED. AND PART OF THAT WAS HIS OWN CHART, AND A LOT OF
IT WAS ALSO THAT TED CRUZ IS JUST NOT REALLY WELL-LIKED
PERSON. AND A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES DO NOT TRUST HIM
BECAUSE OF HIS FEUD WITH DONALD TRUMP TWO YEARS AGO.
>>ABSOLUTELY, I MEAN WE SAW HIM FLIP FROM SAYING HE WOULD BE ONE
OF THE HARSHEST CRITICS OF DONALD TRUMP AND CRITICIZING HIM
DURING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN, TWO PRETTY MUCH BEING A SUPPORTER
FOR THE PRESIDENT, AND THAT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT NOT JUST FOR
CONSERVATIVES BUT OBVIOUSLY FOR THE DIVERSE POPULATION THAT WERE
LOOKING TO ADD BETO O’ROURKE FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN
WASHINGTON. >>I THINK THE INSIDE JOKE
AMONGST GOP OPERATIVES IS THAT THEY WERE ALSO SECRETLY ROOTING
FOR TED CRUZ, I THINK ANOTHER RACE RIGHT NEAR TED CRUZ AND
BETO O’ROURKE THAT IS INTERESTING, DEMOGRAPHICS WISE
IS THE SEAT THAT THEY JUST PICKED UP INTENDED — TEXAS
DISTRICT 32. REPRESENTATIVE PETE SESSIONS, THAT IS A DISTRICT THAT CAME TO
DETEST TRUMP WHICH I FIND TO BE PRETTY INTERESTING.
>>ALSO THE FORMER NFL PLAYER, PETE SESSIONS HAS BEEN A LEADER AMONG HOUSE
REPUBLICANS. >>HE RAN THE CAMPAIGN — THE
NRC C4 TWO SUCCESSFUL CYCLES. HE WAS THE 2010 AND RCC CHAIRMAN —
NRCC CHAIRMAN NOW HE IS GOING OUT AS — ON WHAT COULD BE
LOSING THE MAJORITY. >>WHAT BETO O’ROURKE THE BIGGEST
THING MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THE STATE OF TEXAS IS ENERGIZING
VOTERS IN TEXAS, IN SUBURBAN DALLAS, TO HELP. WITH SEVERAL OF THESE HOUSE
SEATS THAT WERE GOING TO PLAY OUT. HAVING HIM BRING OUT SO
MANY VOTERS HELPS WITH THOSE HOUSE RACES.
>>DO YOU SEE THAT SAME TREND
GETTING A BOOST FROM THE TOP OF THE TICKET? MEANING WHO IS
RUNNING FOR THE GOVERNOR AND SENATE IN PLACES
LIKE GEORGIA AND FLORIDA? >>I THINK WE COULD, THE REALITY
IS THAT PEOPLE WERE GOING TO THE POLLS THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW,
ABRAMS OR ANDREW GILLUM. THAT ALSO BENEFITS OTHER RACES THAT
WERE RUNNING, AND WE ARE SEEING SOME DEMOCRATS — DEMOCRATIC
VICTORIES ALREADY IN FLORIDA THAT WERE PERHAPS TIED TO ANDREW
GILLUM. I THINK PEOPLE IN TEXAS WILL BE INTERESTED — SEEING HOW
TED CRUZ INTERPRETS THIS. I MEAN, AS WE KNOW, HE IS NOT THE MOST POPULAR
PERSON IN HIS PARTY. BUT, THE IDEA THAT HE NOW HAS A MANDATE
IS NOT — BUT IT IS NOT ONE SUPPORTED BY THE NUMBERS.
>>AS YOU WATCH OTHER STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY, OTHER PLACES
WHERE THE TOP OF THE TICKET FOR THE GOVERNORSHIP OR SENATE RACE
MAY HAVE INFLUENCE AND THE OUTCOME IN RACES.
>>I WANT TO REFRESH THE FLORIDA RACE, WITH DESANTOS. 49% ,
ANDREW GILLUM, THIS IS NOT TOTALLY ON TOPIC, BUT I
SIMILARLY — JUST, THE DYNAMIC CLAIMING — PLAYING OUT THERE WITH MARCO
RUBIO GETTING INVOLVED BECAUSE HE HAD A WORKING RELATIONSHIP
WITH BILL NELSON. WHICH, I GUESS, MARCO RUBIO COULD NOT
HAVE SEEN THAT DESANTOS WOULD BE PULLING RICK SCOTT DOWN, HE
IS A POPULAR GUY. HE HELPED THEM THROUGH SOME MAJOR ISSUES. FROM
PARKLAND TO HURRICANES, I JUST FIND THAT SORT OF DYNAMIC TO BE
FASCINATING AS WELL. TO SEE HOW ALL OF THOSE RACES HAVE SORT OF
COME TOGETHER. >>OTHER RACES THAT YOU’RE
WATCHING FROM UP TOP? >>PENNSYLVANIA HAS BEEN —
>>WE HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA ET AL. —
>>IT IS LOOKING LIKE THEY WILL PICK UP 4 SEATS, THEY WILL LOSE
1 BECAUSE CONOR LAMB IS MOVING FROM HIS HOME WITH THE
REDISTRICTING . HIS HOME GOT MOVED INTO A
DIFFERENT DISTRICT. HE WENT THERE, HE WON DEFEATING ANOTHER
REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT. SO, THEY SORT OF WENT 4-1 SO FAR, THAT IS
AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET. TOM WOLF, THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR IS
WINNING BY DOUBLE DIGITS. BOB CASEY IS WINNING BY DOUBLE
DIGITS. IN THE SENATE RACE. AND THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING TO HELP
THE REPUBLICANS. >>>WE HAVE A PROJECTED WINNER
IN NORTH DAKOTA, REPUBLICAN KEVIN CRAMER WILL TAKE THE SEAT. HEIDI HEITKAMP HAD
HOPED TO FEND OFF THE CHALLENGE, BUT HE IS THE PROJECTED WINNER
IN NORTH DAKOTA. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION?
>>I MEAN, I THINK WE ARE INCREDIBLY SURPRISED WITH WHAT WE SAW. THIS IS THE
DIRECTION THAT WE SO — THOUGHT IT WOULD GO INTO FOR A WHILE,
THE VOTERS RESPONDED TO IT. IT IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE POST BEING ON TRACK THIS
PROJECTION — THIS ELECTION. >>LET’S CHECK IN WITH ARIZONA.
IF WE GO UP HERE, WE CAN SEE THE SENATE SEAT BY JEFF FLAKE WHO IS
LEAVING IT, HE IS NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION. WE ARE AT THE
WATCH PARTY WHERE WE ARE ALL WATCHING TO SEE JUST WHAT
HAPPENS IN ARIZONA. GAVE US THE LATEST? — GAVE US THE LATEST?>>Reporter: THEY ARE PLAYING
LOTS OF ROCK ‘N ROLL HERE TO TRY AND KEEP PEOPLE INTERESTED,
THERE ARE PROBABLY — THERE IS PROBABLY A LONG WAIT UNTIL WE KNOW WHO WAS WON THE RACE. WHAT
WE CAN SAY RIGHT NOW IS THAT OF KIERSTEN CINEMA WINS, SHE NEEDS
LATINOS TO TURN OUT IN LARGE NUMBERS FOR HER. THERE IS NO
GUARANTEE OF THAT. A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH AGE, THE MEDIAN
AGE FOR LATINO VOTERS IN ARIZONA IS 27 THE MEDIAN AGE FOR A WHITE
ARIZONA AND IS 47. OBVIOUSLY, OLDER VOTERS ARE MORE RELIABLE
VOTERS. THE OTHER FACTOR IS HISTORY, COMPARED TO NEIGHBORING
STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA THAT HAVE RELATIVELY HIGH
RATES LATINO POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, A LOT OF THE
POPULATION HERE IN HER — ARIZONA IS QUITE NEW. IT WAS NOT
UNTIL THERE WERE BORDER CRACKDOWNS IN THE 1990S THAT A
LOT OF IMMIGRANTS THAT — WERE PUSHED TOWARDS ARIZONA INSTEAD. THE POPULATION TRIPLED BETWEEN
1990 AND 2015. THIS WHOLE NOTION OF LATINO VOTERS AS A SWING
DEMOGRAPHIC THAT CAN DETERMINE ELECTIONS, IT
IS A RELATIVELY NEW PHENOMENON. AND, WE SHOULD SAY AS WELL THAT
UP UNTIL FAIRLY RECENTLY, REPUBLICANS WOULD WIN 40% OR
MORE OF THE LATINO VOTE IN STATEWIDE ELECTIONS. THAT ALL
CHANGED IN 2010 WITH THE PASSAGE OF SB1070\, THE SO-CALLED SHOW ME
YOUR PAPERS LAW. THAT WAS A MOMENT OF POLITICAL WEIGHT —
AWAITING — AWAKENING FOR LOTS OF LATINOS. THE FIRST AND ONLY
TIME LATINOS REALLY FLED THE
REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICANS HAVE NOT MADE MUCH OF AN EFFORT
TO WIN THEM BACK. WHAT HAPPENED IN 2010, HERE, REALLY
FORESHADOWED SO MUCH OF WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN THE TRUMP ARROW.
WHEN IT COMES TO HIS ANTI-IMMIGRATION RHETORIC AND
POLICIES. I TALKED TO JOE GARCIA WHO RUNS THE LATINO
PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY. AND,
HE PUT IT WELL. IN 2010, ARIZONA WAS AN SB1070 STATE. IN 2017,
AMERICA HAS BECOME A SB1070 NATION. I THINK WE ARE GETTING
AN ANNOUNCEMENT — A MARTHA McSALLY APPEARANCE MIGHT
BE IMMINENT. LET ME CLOSE BY SAYING THAT DONALD TRUMP
ANNOUNCED HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN BY
SAYING THAT MEXICANS WERE RACISTS AND DRUG DEALERS, AND
THE CLOSING PITCH THAT HE HAD IN THESE MIDTERMS WAS ABOUT A
MIGRANT CARAVAN, STILL 1000 MILES FROM THE U.S. BORDER. WE
KNOW THIS IS LANGUAGE THAT RESONATES WITH THE CORE
SUPPORTERS. BUT, TO LATINOS HERE AND
ELSEWHERE IT SOUNDS LIKE DEMONIZATION. IT SOUNDS LIKE AN
ATTACK ON THEIR ROLE IN THIS STATE, IN SOCIETY. THAT COULD
PROPEL THEM TO THE POLLS. THAT WOULD BE BAD NEWS FOR PRESIDENT
TRUMP AND BAD NEWS FOR THE REPUBLICAN IN THIS RACE, MARTHA
McSALLY, AND WE SHOULD SAY THAT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT
MARTHA McSALLY WOULD NOT — WOULD EMBRACE DONALD TRUMP IN
THIS RACE. SHE WAS ACTUALLY QUITE CRITICAL OF HIM DURING HIS RIGHT OF PRIVATE —
FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016. WHEN THE ACCESS HOLLYWOOD TAPE WAS
RELEASED SHE SAID SHE WAS APPALLED BY IT. WHEN HE FIRST
FLOATED THE IDEA OF A TRAVEL BAN FOR MUSLIM MAJORITY NATIONS, SHE
SAID IT WAS A RIDICULOUS IDEA. BUT, SINCE TRUMP WAS ELECTED
PRESIDENT, AND DURING HER RUN, SHE NOW SAYS SHE HAS GOTTEN TO
KNOW PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND HIS PRESIDENCY IS A HISTORIC
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COUNTRY. AND THAT SHE WANTS TO KEEP WORKING
WITH HIM. TRUMP HAS RETURNED THE FAVOR, HE HAS ENDORSED HER. WE
WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS LATER IN THE EVENING. BACK TO YOU.
>>WE KNOW THAT ARIZONA IS A STATE, AS YOU ARE SHARING WITH
US, THAT PRETTY MUCH BROUGHT IN SOME TRUMP IS HIM — TRUMPISM
BEFORE IT WAS ANNOUNCED. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE PRECURSORS
TO TRUMP. WHAT I’M INTERESTED IN SEEING IS — IF MARTHA McSALLY
ENDS UP WINNING TONIGHT, WHAT EFFECT
COULD THAT HAVE ON THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, DO THEY NEED
TO PUT FORWARD SOMEONE MORE PROGRESSIVE THAN KYRSTEN SINEMA.
IS THERE ANOTHER PERSON? DO THEY GIVE UP? WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I THINK SHE WAS A FLAWED
CANDIDATE TO BEGIN WITH. I THINK THE SITUATION — MARTHA
McSALLY IS A VETERAN, DEDICATED TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY. SHE IS
A DEDICATED CANDIDATE, IN COMPARISON , SHE DID NOT HAVE SOME OF THE ROAD BUMPS THAT
KYRSTEN SINEMA HAD. >>WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT VOTER
TURNOUT. WHAT IS IT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN DO TO
ACTUALLY GET THE WIN. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, THE NUMBERS
ARE THERE. THEY ARE NOT TURNING OUT TO THE POLLS.
>>ARIZONA IS IN THIS SHORT-TERM TO MEDIUM-RANGE TERM, THE MOST
IMPORTANT RACE — STATE IN THE SENATE RACE. THEY ARE GOING TO
HAVE SOMETHING LIKE 5 STREET RACES, LAST TIME, 2016, JOHN McCAIN WON
REELECTION. NOW WE ARE HAVING THE JEFF FLAKE SEAT. IN 2020,
THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL THE REMAINDER
OF THE SENATE SEAT, IN 2022, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER
ELECTION TO DO THE FULL JOHN McCAIN SEAT. IN 2024, WE
ARE GOING TO BE BACK HERE WITH THIS EXACT SAME SEAT UP. SO, THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THEY TOLD ME THE OPERATIVES A WEEK AGO, THEY
SAID WE ARE GOING TO SPEND IN THE STATE, WE ARE GOING TO KEEP
SPENDING IN THIS STATE FOR ALMOST 10 STRAIGHT YEARS BECAUSE
FOR THEM IT IS A LABORATORY. I DO NOT THINK THEY KNOW, RIGHT
NOW, WHAT THE RIGHT MIX IS TO BREAK THROUGH BUT THEY KNOW THAT
THEY HAVE TO BREAK THROUGH THERE, IN ORDER TO GET TO 51
SEATS. IT IS JUST THE WAY THE COUNTRY IS DIVIDED RIGHT NOW.
THE WAY YOU ARE SEEING INDIANA AND MISSOURI AND NORTH DAKOTA REALLY BREAK
SHARPLY AWAY FROM DEMOCRATS. THEY HAVE GOT TO GO FIND OTHER
— OTHER PLACES TO THE 51. AND ARIZONA IS THE HIGHEST PRIORITY.
>>SPEAKING OF BREAKING THROUGH, WE
HAVE NOT SEEN JEFF FLAKE BE ABLE TO BREAK THROUGH IDEOLOGICALLY
IN ARIZONA, HAVE WE?>>NO, I THINK THE NEXT QUESTION
IS SIMPLE. DOES HE SHOW UP AND START FLIPPING PANCAKES? IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE? IOWA? JUST FOR A LONGSHOT PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
CHALLENGE TO TRUMP. I DO NOT THINK THERE IS ANY EXPECTATION
THAT HE WOULD WIN, BUT IT WOULD BE A SYMBOLIC PROTEST . IT IS POSSIBLE. IT IS
POSSIBLE. >>ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE FROM
ARIZONA TO NEW HAMPSHIRE. RIGHT NOW WE ARE GOING TO FLORIDA. AS
HE — WE MENTIONED BEFORE, THERE ARE A LOT OF EYES ON FLORIDA.
ESPECIALLY FOR THE SENATE AND GOVERNOR RACE. WE’RE JOINED NOW,
RHONDA?>>Reporter: THANK YOU, AS WE
HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL NIGHT, THIS IS A CLOSE RATE — RAISE. YOU
CAN SEE BEHIND ME IT IS BETTER THAN IT WAS EARLIER. THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE
MONITORS, PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION BECAUSE THEY WANT TO FIND OUT IF
THIS RACE IS GOING TO BE CALLED SOON. SO, THE MOOD — IT HAS NOT
QUITE DEFLATED. PEOPLE ARE VERY HOPEFUL THIS MAY GO THEIR WAY.
BUT THEY ARE VERY SERIOUS RIGHT NOW. THEY WANT TO KNOW IF THE
CANDIDATE HAS PULLED THROUGH THIS. BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.
>>AWESOME, AWESOME, THANK YOU BACK SO MUCH, RHONDA. SO, WE ARE
LOOKING AT POLLS, IN CALIFORNIA. I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO CLOSE
SOON. SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT — LET’S SEE WHAT HE HAS FOR US.>>Reporter: THAT IS RIGHT, WE
ARE STILL HERE AT THE PARTY HEADQUARTERS, AND WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO
SUPPORTERS HERE, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE COMING IN, THINGS ARE
GETTING AMPED UP, WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF BOB MARLEY PLAYING
EARLIER. AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN
ANNOUNCEMENT HERE, SOON, BUT THE REALITY IS THIS: PEOPLE AND SUPPORTERS ARE A BIT
CONCERNED THAT THIS RACE IS SO CLOSE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST
CONCERNS, JUST A COUPLE HOURS EARLIER FOX NEWS ANNOUNCED THAT
THE HOUSE WILL BE TAKEN BY DEMOCRATS. THAT WAS CONCERNING
BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKE IF WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT VOTED THEY
MIGHT SEE THIS ON THE NEWS AND MIGHT NOT SHOW UP TO THE
POLLS. SO, EVERYBODY IS WATCHING VERY CLOSELY. WE SPOKE TO A
SUPPORTER WHO WAS WITH DANA ROHRABACHER.
WE WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE — WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED WHEN WE
HAVE MORE INFORMATION . >>>WHILE WE ARE WAITING LET’S
GO AND TALK TO HANNAH JOLE. SHE HAS BEEN
KEEPING TRACK OF THE RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN CANDIDATES
RUNNING THIS YEAR. LET’S CHECK IN AND SEE WHERE SHE IS AT.
>>Reporter: THANK YOU. >>BEFORE WE GO TO HANNAH JOLE LET’S TALK TO OUR
GUESTS. STAYING ON THAT TOPIC, THERE HAVE BEEN A RECORD NUMBER
OF WOMEN. WE ARE SEEING THIS RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S ELECTION
THAT STARTED WITH THE WOMEN’S MARCH, IT CONTINUES. WHAT DO YOU
THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN TONIGHT IN THAT AREA?
>>I THINK LOOKING FORWARD IS HOW DOES THIS CHANGE THE HOUSE?
AND HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE INTERNAL DYNAMICS OF THE HOUSE
DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. FIRST AND FOREMOST. WHICH IS ALREADY
BECOME — BECOMING — IT WAS A COUPLE CYCLES AGO THAT THEY
BECAME A CAUCUS WHERE WHITE MEN WERE IN THE MINORITY. THIS IS
GOING TO FURTHER EXPAND THAT, AND I THINK IT IS THE POLITICS
OF THAT CAUCUS THAT WE ARE GOING TO WATCH AND SEE, HEALTHCARE IS
BECOMING FAR MORE IMPORTANT AND APART. THEY ARE GOING TO GO
THROUGH THE INTERNAL DEBATES ABOUT WHAT
HAPPENED IN THE SENATE RACES, WHERE THEY JUST — THE BOTTOM
SEEMS TO BE FALLING OUT FOR DEMOCRATS. WHAT DO THEY DO, HOW
DO THEY MATCH UP THE RISING ENTHUSIASM IN HOUSE RACES WHERE
THEY LOOK THEY GOING TO LOOK LIKE THEY’RE GOING TO WIN THE
MAJORITY BEHIND THE ENERGY OF THE VOTERS WHERE AS IN RED
COUNTRY AND SENATE RACES THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE. IT IS A
DEBATE THAT IS GOING TO KEEP GOING.
>>THIS DEBATE HAS BEEN GOING WITH WOMEN VOTERS, WHAT AREAS DO
YOU SEE THEM RUNNING –>>I WANT TO GET BACK TO THAT,
BUT WE DO HAVE THIS JUST IN. WE HAVE A CALL TO MAKE HERE,
REPUBLICANS ARE PROJECTED TO RETAIN CONTROL OF THE SCENT — SENATE. THE WASHINGTON POST
IS CALLING THE SENATE GOING TO REPUBLICANS. THIS IS ALWAYS
GOING TO BE AN UPHILL BATTLE FOR DEMOCRATS, BASED ON WHICH SEATS
WERE UP FOR REAL — REELECTION IN THE 6 YEAR
CYCLE THAT SENATORS HAVE. SO, YEARS AGO, PEOPLE WERE LOOKING
TO SEE WHAT RACES WOULD BE DEFENDED, IT WAS GOING TO BE
TOUGH FOR DEMOCRATS. BUT, SOME DID NOT GIVE UP HOPE THAT THEY
COULD SEE — KEEP THIS LIKE HEIDI HEITKAMP, LIKE BETO
O’ROURKE. AS WE SIGH — SAW TONIGHT, TED CRUZ WAS ABLE TO HANG ONTO
HIS SEAT. YOU CAN SEE THE BALANCE OF POWER, 50 SEATS FOR
REPUBLICANS, 38 FOR DEMOCRATS. THE QUESTION NOW IS CAN
REPUBLICANS GAIN SEATS? CAN THEY BUILD ON THIS BECAUSE THAT DOES
MATTER IN TERMS OF HAVING A MARGIN, PAUL. BEING ABLE TO
HAVE SOME SAFETY IN THE SENATE. >>THEY HAVE ALREADY PICKED UP
NORTH DAKOTA AND INDIANA. FLORIDA IS — THEY ARE TRAILING.
NELSON IS TRAILING IN FLORIDA. AND, McCASKILL IS DOWN ABOUT 10
POINTS AND MISSOURI. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE VOTES ARE COMING
FROM AND MISSOURI, IT IS POSSIBLE ST. LOUIS STILL HAS TO
COME IN, WHICH WILL MAKE IT A CLOSER RACE. THOSE FOUR — THEY
WOULD BE DOWN 4 SEATS. YOU ARE LOOKING AT A MOMENT WHERE THIS
HASN’T HAPPENED SINCE 1970. WHERE ONE PARTY REGAINS SEATS IN
THE HOUSE, AND THE OTHER PARTY GAINS SEATS IN THE SENATE. IT JUST IS NOT USUALLY WHAT
HAPPENS. >>I WANT TO INTERRUPT YOU
BECAUSE ANDREW GILLUM IS SPEAKING. THIS
IS THE GOVERNOR’S RACE IN FLORIDA.
>>– OUR FAMILY, WE COULD NOT BE PROUDER OF THE WAY THAT WE
RAN THIS RACE. [ APPLAUSE ] WE COULD NOT BE PROUDER. WE COULD
NOT BE MORE THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT THAT WAS SHOWN BY EACH
AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ALL THE WAY ALONG THIS PATH. WE RECOGNIZE
THAT, YOU KNOW, WE DID NOT WIN TONIGHT. WE DO NOT WIN THIS
TRANSACTION. BUT I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT IS JUST IT. A
TRANSACTION. WHAT WE BELIEVE AND STILL HOLDS TRUE TODAY. I HAVE
TO TELL YOU, AS I STAND HERE ON THE HIGHEST HILL IN TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA,
THE CAMPUS THAT GAVE SO MUCH TO ME AND TO MY WIFE, WE MARCHED PLENTY OF TIMES AS
STUDENTS FROM THIS VERY PLACE UP TO THE CAPITAL . WE LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD, WE
DID NOT SHRINK FROM THE CHALLENGES, WE DID NOT SHRINK
FROM POWER. WE SPOKE TRUTH TO POWER. AND JUST BECAUSE WE DID
NOT ALWAYS COME OUT VICTORIOUS, WE DID NOT RETREAT. WE STOOD UP.
WE STOOD STRONG. WE SPOKE OUT. BECAUSE WE RECOGNIZE —
>>ANDREW GILLUM SPEAKING AND CONCEDING THE GOVERNOR’S RACE IN
FLORIDA. THIS MEANS THAT RICK SCOTT, WHO WAS LEADING THAT SEAT WILL NOW BE A BIG THING TO
WATCH. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE SENATE RACE BETWEEN BILL NELSON
AND RICK SCOTT? BECAUSE NOW WE HAVE FLORIDA GOVERNORSHIP, IT
SOUNDS TO BE LOCKED UP BY DESANTOS , A LOT OF THE FOCUS WILL NOW BE
ON THE FLORIDA SENATE RACE. EUGENE?
>>ABSOLUTELY.>>– I STILL BELIEVE THAT. THE
STATE OF FLORIDA DECIDED TO PASS AMENDMENT FOR MAC. I AM PROUD
ABOUT THAT. THAT IS JUST ONE STEP CLOSER TO GETTING TO US —
HITTING US TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE AS A STATE. I WANT TO
ENCOURAGE YOU NOT TO GIVE UP. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO STICK
TO THE FIGHT. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT EVERY STEP OF THIS WAY,
EVEN THOUGH I WILL NOT HAVE THE BLESSING OF SERVING AS THE NEXT
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, I STILL PLAN TO BE ON
THE FRONTLINES, RIGHT ALONGSIDE EVERYONE OF YOU. WHEN IT COMES
TO STANDING UP, FOR WHAT IT IS WE BELIEVE IN. AS I SAID ALL
ALONG, THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, POLICY IS NOTHING WITHOUT A
DEMAND. IT NEVER HAS BEEN AND IT NEVER WILL. WE STILL HAVE TO BE
WILLING TO SHOW UP EVERY SINGLE DAY AND DEMAND THE SEAT AT THE
TABLE. WE HAVE TO BE WILLING INSIDE OF ELECTIONS AND OUTSIDE
OF ELECTIONS, TO SAY THAT OUR VOICES STILL MATTER. THAT WE
STILL HAVE RELEVANCE. I STILL BELIEVE, AND I STILL TRUST THE
VOTERS. WE MIGHT NOT HAVE ALL SHOWN UP IN THE WAY THAT WE
THOUGHT AND HOPED THAT WE WOULD, BUT I STILL BELIEVE THAT THERE
ARE MORE OF US WHO BELIEVE THAN WHAT IS COMMON IN DECENT, AND
WHAT IS RIGHT. I BELIEVE IN THE LONG GOOD ALWAYS WINNING OUT
OVER EVIL. I STILL BELIEVE THAT. MANY OF YOU ARE ALONG THE TRAIL,
HEARD ME TALK RATHER REPEATEDLY ABOUT MY GRANDMOTHER. SOMEONE
POINTED OUT THAT SHE WAS THE REAL WINNER OF THE GOVERNOR’S
RACE. MY GRANDMOTHER, WHO POURED SO MUCH INTO US, BECAUSE MY
MOTHER AND FATHER AS I WOULD OFTEN SHARE, WOULD
HAVE TO GET UP SO EARLY IN THE MORNING AND GO OFF TO WORK, THEY
WOULD LOTUS UP IN THE CAR AND TAKE US OVER TO MY GRANDMOTHER’S
HOUSE WHERE WE WOULD SLEEP A LITTLE BIT LONGER. AND MY
GRANDMOTHER WOULD OFTEN HAVE A RITUAL. IT WAS A TWO STEP
RITUAL. THE FIRST PHASE OF THAT IS THAT SHE WOULD GRAB HER
BOTTLE OF OLIVE OIL, SOMETIMES COOKING OIL, WHATEVER THE
SHINIEST OIL WAS THAT SHE COULD GET HER HANDS ON, AND SHE WOULD
BUILD A CROSS ACROSS MY FOREHEAD . IT WAS HER WAY OF SENDING US
OUT WITH HER BLESSING THAT NO HARM WOULD COME TO OUR WAY. SHE
WOULD SAY “BOY, GO TO SCHOOL. MIND YOUR TEACHERS. GET YOUR
LESSONS. AND ONE DAY, BRING THAT EDUCATION HOME. ” SHE WOULD SAY BRING IT HOME
FOR YOUR LITTLE BROTHER AND SISTER WHO DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT
IS. BRING IT HOME. BRING IT HOME FOR THAT LITTLE BOY DOWN THE
STREET THAT YOU PLAYED WITH, GOD KNOWS WHERE HE IS GOING TO END
UP, BRING IT HOME. SHE SAID BRING IT HOME FOR YOUR MOTHER,
AND FOR YOUR FATHER, WHO GET OUT THERE EVERY SINGLE DAY, GOING TO
WORK ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S DIME, IN ORDER TO KEEP A ROOF OVER YOUR
HEAD. AND CLOSE ON YOUR BACK — CLOTHES ON YOUR BACK AND FOOD IN
YOUR MOUTH. I DO NOT ALWAYS KNOW WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER WAS TRIED TO
COMMUNICATE, BUT I WOULD COME TO LEARN IS WHAT SHE WAS SAYING IS
IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT ME. I AM REMINDED THIS EVENING THAT IT IS
NOT ABOUT ME. IT IS NOT ABOUT MY WIFE, THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF US.
THIS IS ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE. THIS IS ABOUT THE BELIEF THAT IF
WE ALL DO GOOD, WE CAN ALL DO BETTER. AND WE CAN DO GOOD BY
PUTTING OUR OARS IN THE WATER, AND
ROWING, WE CAN DO BETTER BY OURSELVES. I BELIEVE THAT TO BE
TRUE. EVEN IN DEFEAT. THE QUESTION IS, WE HAVE A CHOICE TO
MAKE TOMORROW MORNING. ARE WE GOING TO WAKE UP AND BASK AND — IN SORROW AND DEFEAT? OR ARE
WE GOING TO GET UP AND REASSERT OURSELVES TO THE MISSION AT
HAND? ARE WE GOING TO GET UP AND FIGHT FOR THE THINGS WE BELIEVE
IN? ARE WE GOING TO GET UP AND SAY THAT WE STILL DESERVE OUR
SEAT AT THE TABLE? LOOK, I SAID BEFORE I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO
HAVE A TABLE IN THIS STATE THAT HAS LONG AND WIDE ENOUGH AND
DEEP ENOUGH TO FIT ALL OF US. I STILL BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO
HAVE THAT TABLE. BUT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO A LITTLE BIT
MORE WORK TO BUILD THE TABLE. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO A LITTLE MORE TO MAKE OUR WAY TO
IT. IF THERE IS NOT A CHAIR FOR US, LET’S PULL UP OUR OWN CHAIR.
LET’S LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE PLAN TO HAVE A SEAT AT THIS
THING AND WE WILL NOT BE IGNORED. THAT WE WILL NOT BE
PUSHED ASIDE. THAT WE WILL NOT BE PUSHED INTO THE SHADOWS
ANYMORE. THAT WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE HERE TO STAY. I HAVE TO TELL
YOU, I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE VOLUNTEERS THAT JOINED WITH US
ON THE TRAIL. I AM BLOWN AWAY BY YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] THIS WAS FROM
THE VERY BEGINNING AN EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY OF OCCULT TASK. —
DIFFICULT TASK. >>LET’S GO TO THE VICTORY SPEECH
IN TEXAS. >>TONIGHT IS A VICTORY FOR ALL THE
MEN AND WOMEN IN THIS ROOM, AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE
STATE. THAT POURED YOUR HEARTS, YOUR PASSION, YOUR TIME, YOUR
ENERGY TO RISING TO DEFEND TEXAS. [ APPLAUSE ] TO EVERYONE
OF YOU , HEIDI AND I AND THE GIRLS
WOULD SAY THANK YOU. THANK YOU. TEXAS SAW SOMETHING THIS YEAR.
THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THIS ELECTION WAS NOT ABOUT ME.
AND IT WAS NOT ABOUT BETO O’ROURKE . THIS ELECTION WAS A
BATTLE OF IDEAS. IT WAS A CONTEST FOR WHO WE ARE, AND WHAT
WE BELIEVE. IT WAS A CONTEST AND THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS DECIDED THIS
RACE. WE TRAVELED EVERY PART OF THE STATE, FROM
EAST TEXAS TO WEST TEXAS, FROM THE PANHANDLE TO THE VALLEYS. [
APPLAUSE ] AND THE ENERGY, THE EXCITEMENT WE SAW WAS
INCREDIBLE. JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, DOWN IN THE VALLEY,
IN HARLINGEN , 2000 PEOPLE COMING OUT, IN
MISSION, 2000 PEOPLE COMING OUT. IN EL PASO, 2000 PEOPLE COMING
OUT. AND, WHAT WAS TRULY AMAZING AT MANY OF THESE EVENTS WE WOULD
ASK HOW MANY OF YOU HERE ARE FORMER DEMOCRATS? AND WE WOULD SEE HANDS
THROUGHOUT THE ROOM AS WE ARE SEEING HANDS NOW. BECAUSE TEXAS
CAME TOGETHER. BEHIND A COMMONSENSE AGENDA. OF LOW
TAXES, LOW REGULATIONS, AND LOTS AND LOTS OF JOBS. [ APPLAUSE ] SECURING THE BORDER AND KEEPING
OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. AND DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION
AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS. AND THAT IS A COMMONSENSE AGENDA THAT
UNITES TEXAS FROM EVERY PART OF THE STATE . IT WAS YOUR HARD WORK. THIS IS
A VICTORY FOR THE SINGLE MOM, WHO HAS BEEN WAITING TABLES AND
SUDDENLY SEES HER WEIGHT IS GOING UP BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS
BOOMING. THIS IS A VICTORY FOR THE OILFIELD WORKER WHO SEES,
NOW, — >>TED CRUZ GIVING A VICTORY
SPEECH IN TEXAS. AND ANDREW GILLUM, CONCEDING.
>>>INITIALLY ANDREW GILLUM WAS A
BIG LOSS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. THEY WERE HOPING THAT HE
WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE FOR THE DIRECTION OF WHERE THE PARTY
WOULD GO. AND THE REGION OF HOPE. AND THE RESTORATION OF VOTING
RIGHTS FOR MANY FORMER FELONS. IT WAS ON THE BALLOT . 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE WHO WERE
NOT ABLE TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO
VOTE IN FUTURE ELECTIONS IN FLORIDA. AND DEMOGRAPHICALLY
MANY OF THESE PEOPLE LEAN LEFT. THAT WILL CERTAINLY HAVE AN
IMPACT ON THE FUTURE. >>I THINK THE TAKE AWAY IS
ANDREW GILLUM AND BETO O’ROURKE MAY HAVE LOST, BUT THEY GAINED
SO MUCH FOR BOTH OF THESE CAMPAIGNS. AND, THEY ARE NOW
STARS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. REGARDLESS OF NOT ACTUALLY
HOLDING OFFICE. PEOPLE ARE TWEETING THAT THEY SHOULD START
SCHEDULING HIS DINER STOPS IN IOWA. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF
CRITICISM FOR NOT NECESSARILY HAVING A DEEP BENCH, OR HAVING
THEIR MESSAGE OWNED, YET, DESPITE BEING TWO
YEARS INTO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS A GOOD
TIME FORWARD FOR THEM. >>LET’S GO BACK TO THE SENATE
— >>I DO NOT THINK SO —
>>I DID NOT HEAR ANY HUMILITY, REFLECTION ON HOW THE TOUGH —
HOW TOUGH THE RACE WAS? >>I THINK HE WILL RETURN, AND
WHAT WILL BE MOST INTERESTING, WHAT HAS MOST CHANGED OVER 2.5
YEARS, IS HE IS KIND OF AN UN-SUBSIDIARY THAT DONALD TRUMP
HAS. HE WON BECAUSE OF TRUMP, AND IT IS A STRANGE TWIST OF
FATE. >>I WANT TO THANK PAUL KANE,
THANK YOU TO BOTH OF YOU. EUGENE SCOTT IS STICKING AROUND. STAY
WITH US, AS OUR LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES. >>>A LIVE LOOK AT THE U.S.
CAPITOL BUILDING TODAY. YOU’RE WATCHING ELECTION NIGHT LIVE
FROM THE WASHINGTON POST. WITH ME ALL NIGHT IS EUGENE SCOTT, I
AM LIBBY CASEY. IT IS 11 PM EASTERN TIME, A LARGE NUMBER OF
STATES ARE CLOSING THE POLLS. WASHINGTON STATE, OREGON, NORTH
DAKOTA, IDAHO AND CALIFORNIA. AS WE DO EVERY HALF HOUR, LET’S
TAKE A MOMENT AND CATCH UP ON SOME OF THESE KEY RACE RESULTS,
SO FAR TONIGHT. THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN CALLED FOR RON DESANTO, WE
SAW IT ANDREW GILLUM GIVING HIS
CONCESSION SPEECH. REALLY STRIKING A VERY OPTIMISTIC AND
HOPEFUL TONE EVEN AS HE ACCEPTED THAT DESANTOS WILL BE THE NEXT
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA. LET’S CHECK IN WITH THE ARIZONA SENATE
RACE. JUST LESS THAN 10% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING, MARTHA
McSALLY, KYRSTEN SINEMA, A TIGHT RACE FOR THE SENATE SEAT . LET’S
HEAD TO VIRGINIA’S SECOND DISTRICT. SCOTT TAYLOR DEFEATED, THEY ARE BOTH NAVY VETERANS. WE
ARE WATCHING THE SEAT TO SEE IF DEMOCRATS COULD PICK UP SOME
SEATS, AND MARCH TOWARDS A HOUSE WIN, WE WILL KEEP TRACKING THAT
AS THE NIGHT CONTINUES. WITH GO TO TEXAS AND LOOK AT THE 32nd
HOUSE DISTRICT, PETE SESSIONS DEFEATED, BY A FORMER CIVIL
RIGHTS ATTORNEY, –. IN ILLINOIS, LET’S SEE THE
ACTION, THERE. THE PROJECTED WINNER LAUREN UNDERWOOD TAKING A
SEAT, THIS IS A FASCINATING RACE, THIS IS SOMEONE WHO RAN ON
HER OWN PERSONAL LIFE STORY, SHE RAN ON SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE, ON
HAVING THAT AS A MAJOR ISSUE, WE SEE HER TAKING THAT DISTRICT IN
ILLINOIS. AND WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING TO SEE
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SENATE, OF COURSE, THE BIG CALL OF THE
NIGHT SO FAR IS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE PROJECTED TO TAKE THE
SENATE, SECURING 50 SEATS, THAT MEANS THAT THEY HAVE THE SENATE
BECAUSE IN ANY TIEBREAKER THEY CAN RELY ON MIKE PENCE THE VICE
PRESIDENT TO GET OVER THE THRESHOLD. THE SENATE GOING TO
REPUBLICANS AT THIS POINT.>>THAT IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT WE
EXPECTED. THERE WAS SOME HOPE THAT PERHAPS IT WOULD GO TO THE
DEMOCRATS, BUT THAT DID NOT TURN OUT TO BE THE CASE. AND WE’VE
BEEN TRACKING SEVERAL CLOSE RACES, LET’S GO TO PHILIP.
>>Reporter: THANK YOU. WE NOW HAVE AN ANSWER TO WHAT DONALD
TRUMP IS GOING TO BE TWEETING ABOUT, THE U.S. SENATE. WE
LOOKED AT THE BALANCE OF POWER, RIGHT HERE , THESE REDLINES GO
ALL THE WAY UP, JUST AS LIBBY CASEY WAS SAYING. REPUBLICANS
MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE SENATE. WILL THEY GAIN GROUND? THE
ANSWER IS IT IS A POSSIBILITY. LET’S LOOK AT THE NATIONAL MAP,
HERE. WE HAVE HAD, AS WE SAID BEFORE,
2012, 6 YEARS AGO, A GOOD YEAR FOR DEMOCRATS, BARACK OBAMA WAS
AT THE TOP OF THE TICKETS. A LOT OF DEMOCRATS WON IN PLACES YOU
WOULD NOT EXPECT. MONTANA, NORTH DAKOTA, INDIANA. ALL OF THOSE
SEATS ARE ON THE BALLOT AGAIN IN 2018, AND SO FAR IT IS NOT
LOOKING GOOD FOR THE DEMOCRATS. SO, IF WE LOOK FOR EXAMPLE AT
THE RACES WHICH WE KNOW HAVE BEEN SETTLED. WE KNOW THAT THE
REPUBLICANS HAVE PICKED UP NORTH DAKOTA WE KNOW THE REPUBLICANS
HAVE PICKED UP INDIANA, WE KNOW THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE LEADING
IN FLORIDA. THIS IS CURRENT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. THEY ARE
CURRENTLY LEADING IN MISSOURI. THE ONLY PLACES AT THIS POINT IN
TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATS CAN STILL PICK UP SENATE SEATS ARE IN
ARIZONA AND NEVADA. THE DEMOCRATS NEEDED TO GAIN SEATS
AGAINST THE REPUBLICANS IN THIS ELECTION CYCLE, AS IT STANDS
RIGHT NOW, THE REPUBLICANS ARE ACTUALLY POISED TO GAIN MORE
SEATS THAN THE DEMOCRATS. ADDING TO THE STRIKES. THAT IS WHY THIS
IS THE THING THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS GOING TO FOCUS ON
TONIGHT, AS A MEASURE OF SUCCESS. WITH SOME JUSTIFICATION. THEY
ARE PROBABLY DOING BETTER THAN PEOPLE HAVE EXPECTED. BACK TO
YOU. >>THANK YOU. THIS JUSTIN, THE
HOUSE HAS BEEN CALLED FOR DEMOCRATS. A DIVIDED CONGRESS
THERE AS YOU SEE, THIS JUSTIN TO THE WASHINGTON POST, CALLING THE
HOUSE FOR DEMOCRATS. HELPING THAT MARGIN IS HIS SOON TO BE SEEN. DEMOCRATS
HAVE WON ENOUGH DEMOCRAT — RACES TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE
HOUSE, ACCORDING TO EXIT POLLS, AND EARLY RETURNS. SO, WE ARE SAYING THE DEMOCRATS HAVE WON
ENOUGH DEMOCRAT RACES ACCORDING TO THE EXIT POLLS AND EARLY
RETURNS. WE HAVE THAT CAVEAT. A NECESSARY WIN TONIGHT?
>>YES, I MEAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN APOCALYPTIC RUN FOR THE
PARTY IF THEY HAD NOT FIGURED OUT HOW TO WIN THE HOUSE IN THIS
ENVIRONMENT. WITH THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT THEY HAD. IT WOULD
HAVE BEEN A DISASTER. THEY ARE VERY MUCH ON TRACK RIGHT NOW TO
WIN THE HOUSE. NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE BASED ON WHAT HAS BEEN CALLED SO FAR
THIS IS NOT A TSUNAMI TYPE OF SITUATION WHERE YOU’RE TALKING
55-66. REPUBLICANS FLIPPED IN 2010. BUT THEY ARE GOING TO BE
IN THE 30s, MAYBE INTO THE HIGH 30s IF THE REST OF THE NIGHT
GOES WELL. THAT IS A COMFORTABLE MAJORITY FOR THEM. BUT, YOU
KNOW, SOME OF THESE RACES, WHETHER THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A
SHOT AT — IT TURNED OUT THAT THEY FELL SHORT. STILL, SO
FAR, GOOD NIGHT FOR DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE.
>>ALL RIGHT, SO, WE ARE SEEING CANADA’S COME OUT AND DECLARE
VICTORY AND DEFEAT. WHAT IS HAPPENING FOR WHAT IT MEANS IN
CONGRESS? >>YOU SEE A LOT OF RELIEF IN
THE REPUBLICANS. WHAT YOU ARE HEARING ALSO IS A LOT OF PEOPLE
— THE DEMOCRATS DOING CONCESSION SPEECHES — IT IS YOU
HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF ME. WE HAVE NOT HEARD BETO O’ROURKE
SPEAK YET. WE HEARD ANDREW GILLUM AND HE SAID WE ARE GOING
TO GO ON AND NOT DISAPPEAR FROM CONSCIOUSNESS. 2020 IS ON THE HORIZON FOR
EVERYONE. IT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES WHO
EITHER WON OR LOST TONIGHT THAT GOT MORE SUPPORT THAN OTHER
DEMOCRATS HAVE IN THE PAST. IT ALSO MATTERS FOR THE HOUSE. YOU
HAVE DEMOCRATS CONTROLLING THE HOUSE. DOES THAT MEAN THEY’RE GOING TO
RUN WILD AND IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT? PROBABLY NOT. THEY
HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT THE SEATS IN A YEAR IN WHICH TRUMP
IS ON THE BALLOT. AS WE SAID, TRUMP WAS A MOTIVATING FACTOR IN
THE TED CRUZ RACE, HE IS GOING TO HAVE A LOT MORE BEHIND HIM
WHEN HE IS AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET. AT LEAST WITH HIS BASE, PROBABLY
WITH THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT USING THE
MAJORITY IN A WAY THAT THEY CAN INVESTIGATE THE PRESIDENT,
COUNTER HIS MORE AMBITIOUS AGENDA GOALS THAT DO NOT AGREE
WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, BUT ALSO PRESERVE WHAT THEY HAVE GOT
FOR TWO YEARS. >>RON DESANTIS IS SPEAKING OF
FLORIDA. LET’S GO LIVE — >> — THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
AS THE 46th GOVERNOR OF THE GREAT STATE OF FLORIDA — [
APPLAUSE ] IS THE GREATEST PROFESSIONAL HONOR OF MY LIFE. THANK YOU TO THE PEOPLE OF
FLORIDA. FOR YOUR FAITH, YOUR SUPPORT, AND YOUR TRUST. YOU
HAVE LISTED ME. — PLAYS — PLACED AND ME. NOT BAD FOR A KID
THAT STARTED OUT MAKING $6 AN HOUR. I WAS CONFIDENT OF
ACHIEVING A VICTORY, BUT I WAS AT PEACE KNOWING THAT I WORKED
AS HARD AS I POSSIBLY COULD AND I LEFT EVERYTHING OUT ON THE
FIELD. [ APPLAUSE ] WHEN HE SPOKE TO THE OHIO REGIMENT AT
THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR ABRAHAM LINCOLN TOLD THE SOLDIERS
ASSEMBLED BEFORE HIM THAT THE FREE GOVERNMENT FOR WHICH THEY
WERE FIGHTING PROVIDED EVERYONE WITH AN OPEN FIELD AND FAIR
CHANCE FOR THEIR INDUSTRY ENTERPRISE
AND INTELLIGENCE. LINCOLN WAS BORN ON THE FRONTIER IN OBSCURE
CIRCUMSTANCES BUT HE ROSE TO THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND. HE
WAS LIVING PROOF THAT THESE IDEALS, THAT THE SOLDIERS WERE
FIGHTING FOR, WERE WORTH THE SACRIFICE. AND I THINK MY
ELECTION AS GOVERNOR IN THE NATION — IN THE NATION’S THIRD LARGEST STATE IS FURTHER PROOF
THAT REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU START OUT, IF YOU WORK HARD, IF
YOU DO IT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS, YOU CAN SUCCEED IN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA. [ APPLAUSE ] NOW, WHEN WE LAUNCHED THIS EFFORT IN
JANUARY, WE WERE GIVEN NO CHANCE. EVEN TODAY, THE
POLITICAL AND MEDIA CLASS SEEMED EAGER TO WRITE OUR OBITUARY.
BUT, THE GREAT THING ABOUT OUR COUNTRY IS THAT EVERY TWO YEARS
THE PEOPLE HAVE THAT ONE DAY IN NOVEMBER WHERE THE ELITES DO NOT
CALL THE SHOTS. WHERE THEY DO NOT GET TO CRAFT THE NARRATIVE,
AND WHERE THEY DO NOT GET TO SET THE AGENDA. [ APPLAUSE ] ON
ELECTION DAY, IT IS THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE THAT RULES. [
APPLAUSE ] NOW AS GOVERNOR I WILL MAKE SURE
THAT FLORIDA REMAINS A LOW TAX STATE. [ APPLAUSE ]>>YOU CAN HEAR RON DESANTIS
SPEAKING, HE IS THE PROJECTED WINNER FOR THE GOVERNOR’S RACE
IN FLORIDA OVER ANDREW GILLUM. WE ARE WATCHING IN THE SENATE
RACE — WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SENATE RACE. WE ARE IN ORLANDO,
AT SENATOR BILL NELSON’S EVENT. WE ARE JOINS US NOW WITH MORE.
HELLO. >>Reporter: HELLO, YES, THANK
YOU. WE ARE STILL HERE AT SENATOR NELSON’S PARTY, I FEEL
THE MOOD IS TENSE RIGHT NOW, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY ANDREW
GILLUM AND RON DESANTIS RACE HAS BEEN CALLED. I SURVEYED THE ROOM
WHEN PEOPLE HERE SAW THAT ANDREW GILLUM WAS GIVING A
CONCESSION SPEECH. THERE WERE LOOKS OF DISBELIEF. THERE WERE
LOOKS OF DISAPPOINTMENT, MANY ANDREW GILLUM SUPPORTERS ARE
HERE, I ALSO NOTICED THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE FILING BACK IN HERE TO WATCH THE
RETURN. SO, IF ANYTHING, THAT RACE BEING CALLED HAS NOW LED TO
AN EVEN GREATER SUSPENSE WITH THE SENATE RACE AND THE RETURN.
SO, PEOPLE ARE STICKING AROUND, AGAIN, THEY ARE NOT — HOPEFUL
THAT THIS WILL TURN OUT — IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE NOT
HOPEFUL, BUT THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE RETURNS AND LISTENING TO
SOME OF THE CAMPAIGN STAFFERS WHO WERE COMING IN, AND GIVING
REGULAR UPDATES THAT THIS IS STILL IN PLAY. SO, WE WILL STAY
HERE UNTIL THIS GETS SETTLED THIS EVENING. AND REPORT BACK TO
YOU. >>>THANK YOU. SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW SO
FAR, EUGENE. WE ARE SEEING PROJECTIONS THAT THE HOUSE IS
LIKELY A DEMOCRATIC HANDS BASED ON EXIT POLLING AND
WHAT WE ARE SEEING TONIGHT. THE SENATE WILL GO TO REPUBLICANS.
WHAT DOES THIS LEAVE US? >>WHERE WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING
TO GO BASED ON POLLING. THIS IS NOT A BIG SHOCK, SOME OF THE
MORE SURPRISES WERE IN THE GUBERNATORIAL RACES ARE STILL
UNDECIDED — SOME OF THEM. PEOPLE WERE HOPING TO SEE
OUTCOMES OBVIOUSLY DEPENDING ON WHAT SIDE OF THE AISLE THEY FALL
ON. IT IS VERY INTERESTING, WE JUST SHOT AWAY FROM RON DESANTIS
WITH A REALLY DIVIDED, CONTENTIOUS RACE THAT BROUGHT
TRUMP AND OBAMA AND SOME HEAVY HITTERS DOWN TO THE SUNSHINE
STATE. I THINK IT IS TELLING IN TERMS OF WHAT IT IS THAT PEOPLE
IN FLORIDA WANT, AND WHAT THEY DO NOT WANT. IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS
1% APART. >>YES, WE CAN SEE THERE IS
STILL A RACE FOR THE SENATE SEAT WHICH IS TIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO
BE ON THE EDGE OF OUR SEATS. >>NOTHING IN FLORIDA IS EASY,
IT IS ALWAYS QUITE CLOSE. IN THIS CASE, YOU HAVE A MORE
CHARISMATIC REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR SENATE, THEN A DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE FOR SENATE, WHICH IS WHY YOU HAVE SUCH A CLOSE RACE
RIGHT NOW, PERHAPS. TWO TAKEAWAYS ARE ONE RACE AFFECTS THE OTHER. WE
ARE TALKING ABOUT THE HOUSE HAVING LOTS OF DEMOCRATS, THE
SENECA — THE SENATE HAS LOTS OF REPUBLICANS. EVERYTHING HAPPENS
— IT IS THE SAME VOTERS. THE MOMENTUM FROM ONE RACE CAN
DELIVER YOU INTO OTHER RACES DOWN THE BALLOT, AND THE OTHER
DIRECTION TOO. THE OTHER THING TO REMEMBER FROM ALL OF THIS IS
THAT MAPS MATTER. WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE MAPS BEFORE IT
STARTED, THE SENATE WAS GOOD FOR
DEMOCRATS. THERE WERE SOME POLLS INDICATING IT WOULD BE A CLOSE
RACE FOR CERTAIN GUBERNATORIAL RACES, MORE SENATE SEATS THAN IT
ACTUALLY TURNED OUT TO BE THE CASE. AT THE END OF THE DAY,
WHAT WE PREDICTED BASED ON THE GEOGRAPHY WAS WHAT CARRIED IT.
>>WE ARE LOOKING FOR — AT REPUBLICANS HAVING 50 SEATS IN
THE SENATE. THEY HAVE A LOT OF VOTING BLOCK BUT MIKE PENCE CAN
BREAK THE TIE. HOW IS THEIR COMFORT LEVEL?
>>THEY CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE A 4 SEAT MAJORITY
BACK WHEN THEY WERE TRYING TO GET THE HEALTHCARE BILL AND
LEGISLATION DONE. NOW THEY’RE GOING TO BE DEALING
WITH A DEMOCRATIC HOUSE, IT WILL BE LESS OF AN ISSUE BECAUSE WE
ARE LOOKING AT A GRIDLOCK TYPE OF SITUATION BETWEEN THE TWO
CHAMBERS. BUT, GOING INTO THE 2020 MAP, THEY WANT TO RUN UP
THE SCORE THIS YEAR AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND MAKE HOLDING THE
SENATE IN THE NEXT CYCLE EASIER. THEY HAVE A TOUGHER MAP IN 2020,
THEY HAVE SEATS IN COLORADO, IOWA, AND A FEW OTHERS, PURPLE STATES
WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO HAVE A CHANCE TO PICK UP SEATS. IF THEY CAN GET 4-5 SEATS
MARGIN, WHICH IS NOT BEYOND THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY, THEY’RE
GOING TO FEEL A LOT BETTER ABOUT HOLDING THE SENATE MUCH BEYOND
THE NEXT TWO YEARS. >>ONE OTHER THING, TRUMP MUST
BE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF IS THE ONE THING HE STILL HAS IS
THE JUDGES THAT HE WANTED TO GET THROUGH THE SENATE. HE HAS A
REPUBLICAN MAJORITY THERE, THERE IS ONLY A 50 VOTE THRESHOLD TO
GET STUFF DONE. AND HE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE
LOOKING FOR NEW CABINET SECRETARIES TOO IN THE NEXT
SEVERAL MONTHS. HE STILL HAS THE REPUBLICANS. THAT MAKES IT A LOT
EASIER THAN IT WOULD BEEN — HAVE BEEN OTHERWISE.
>>THEY BASICALLY DICTATE WHAT DOES AND DOES NOT GET PASSED IN
THE SENATE. THE POWER NOW EVAPORATES IN LARGE PART BECAUSE
YOU HAVE CONSERVATIVE SENATORS, COMING IN AND REALLY CHANGING
THE COMPLEXION OF THE REPUBLICAN FUNGUS.
>>HOW IMPORTANT WILL MARGINS BE FOR DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE?
>>THE IMMEDIATE ISSUE THERE IS THE LEADERSHIP QUESTION,
ACTUALLY. NANCY PELOSI IS GOING TO HAVE TO — SHE WANTS TO GET
ELECTED SPEAKER. A LOT OF THESE DEMOCRATS HAD SPOKEN OUT ON THE CAMPAIGN
TRAIL SAYING THAT WE WANT NEW LEADERSHIP. THERE IS A GROUP
ALREADY INSIDE THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS THAT WANT NEW
LEADERSHIP. IF THE MAJORITY IS IN THE RANGE OF UNDER 10 SEATS,
MAYBE EVEN UNDER 15 SEATS, SHE MAY HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING THAT SPEAKER’S GAVEL,
THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO CONSUME DEMOCRATS FOR THE NEXT PROBABLY
4-6 WEEKS. >>AT THAT POINT IT WILL BE A
QUESTION OF TRADING, BASICALLY. I DO NOT THINK ANYBODY ACTUALLY
CAN WIN. BUT THEY COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS. TWO PEOPLE THAT HAVE
BEEN IN THE MORE LIBERAL RING OF THE PARTY WHO ARE UPSET WITH
THEM, AND WHO ARE THE YOUNGER GENERATION. BUT, BASICALLY, BY
AND LARGE, DEMOCRATS HAVE TO DECIDE HOW THEY WILL GO
AFTER TRUMP AND HIS POLICIES WITH THE INVESTIGATIVE
AUTHORITY, WHETHER THROUGH SUBPOENA POWER, THEY COULD
UNEARTH A LOT OF STUFF, TAX RETURNS, IT IS A CHANCE FOR THEM
TO RELEASE FRUSTRATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BUILT UP OVER THE LAST
TWO YEARS. THE QUESTION IS HOW MUCH TO DO WITHOUT ALIENATING
PEOPLE. >>LET’S CHECK BACK IN WITH
TEXAS, AT BETO O’ROURKE’S CAMPAIGN EVENT IN EL PASO.
HELLO. >>Reporter: HELLO, ONCE AGAIN
FROM EL PASO, THE MINOR-LEAGUE BALLPARK IN DOWNTOWN EL PASO,
WHAT I CAN TELL YOU , WORD HAS TRICKLED OUT THAT BETO O’ROURKE
DID LOSE TO THE INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR TED CRUZ.
BUT, IT APPEARS THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE LEFT. I CAN LOOK AROUND AND
SEE PEOPLE ON THE INFIELDS, HERE IN THE STADIUM, THEY MAYBE HAVE
MOVED CLOSER TO THE STAGE ANTICIPATING BETO O’ROURKE’S
ARRIVAL. BUT, THE STANDS BEHIND ME STILL REMAIN FILLED. PEOPLE
HAVE NOT LEFT. THE MUSIC IS TAKING A BREAK, THEY ARE
RESETTING THE STATE. PERHAPS, BETO O’ROURKE IS ON HIS WAY. WE
KNOW THAT PEOPLE WILL BE HERE TONIGHT. HE HAS TAKEN ON MORE OF A
HOMETOWN SORT OF CONCERT VIBE. YOU TO THINK ABOUT EL PASO, AND
WHERE IT IS IN THE STATE. IT IS A WESTERN PART OF THE STATE, YOU
CANNOT GO MUCH FURTHER IN TEXAS WITHOUT — ONCE YOU LEAVE EL
PASO YOU ARE IN NEW MEXICO AND OLD MEXICO. IT IS A LARGE CITY,
800,000 PEOPLE ON THE EL PASO SIDE, ABOUT 2.3 MILLION PEOPLE
ON THE OTHER SIDE. ALL THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN, BETO O’ROURKE DID PLAY ON THAT,
SAYING, YOU KNOW, WE ARE THIS ISOLATED COMMUNITY. WE ARE NOT A
SMALL TOWN, WE ARE PRETTY SIZABLE. BUT, EVERYBODY KIND OF
KNOWS EACH OTHER. THIS IS A HOMETOWN VIBE, IN EL PASO, AND
YOU SAW A LOT OF THAT EVEN WHEN WE WERE HERE THIS
WEEKEND INTO TODAY. WHEN PEOPLE — YOU TALK TO PEOPLE OUT ON THE
STREETS. PEOPLE WHO WERE SUPPORTING BETO O’ROURKE,
PEOPLE GOING TO THE POLLS, THEY SAID WE WERE PROUD OF BETO
O’ROURKE, FOR THE FACT THAT HE IS FROM HERE, THE RACE THAT HE
PUT UP, THE KIND OF CONTEST THAT HE PUT HIMSELF THROUGH, FOR
THE SENATE SEAT, AND THERE IS A LOT OF HOMETOWN PRIDE IN BETO O’ROURKE, AND THE FIGHT HE
MADE FOR THIS SENATE SEAT, WHICH CAME UP JUST A LITTLE BIT CLOSE.
ALMOST 3 PERCENTAGE POINTS SEPARATING HIM AND TED CRUZ. SO,
WE ARE STILL IN EL PASO, WE WILL SEE IF BETO O’ROURKE DOES MAKE
AN APPEARANCE ON THE STAGE TONIGHT. WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO
YOU, LIBBY AND EUGENE. >>THANK YOU. YOU GUYS ARE ALL
OVER THE HOLD ON THE CAPITAL. I SEE YOU ALL THE TIME DOWN THERE
IN THE SUBWAYS AND EVERYTHING ELSE.>>THE GLAMOROUS LIFE.. YOU HAVE
TO HAVE COMFORTABLE SHOES. SOME OF THESE HOUSE MEMBERS ARE GOING
TO THE SENATE. MARSHA BLACKBURN, HOW MUCH DO ANTICIPATE SOME OF
THE KNOWN FACES SHAKING THINGS UP AND DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY?
HOW INFLUENTIAL ARE PEOPLE TO A NEW FACE ON THE SENATE?
>>THAT IS AN INTERESTING QUESTION. HE REMINDS ME A LOT OF
RON JOHNSON WHO CAME IN AS THE WISCONSIN SENATOR IN THE BIG
2010 YEAR. IT TOOK A WHILE FOR HIM TO GET ACCUSTOMED TO HOW TO
GET THINGS DONE IN THE SENATE. HE WAS VERY ACCUSTOMED TO BEING
A BUSINESSMAN, SORT OF PERSONALITY. IT MAY TAKE — IT MIGHT BE A
LITTLE BIT OF A LEARNING CURVE FOR HIM TO COME IN AND MAKE AN
IMPACT. SOMEBODY LIKE MARSHA BLACKBURN WHO IS SKILLED IN
OPERATING THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA WORLD COULD BE SOMEBODY WHO
MAKES A MUCH QUICKER IMPACT. SOMEBODY LIKE KEVIN CRAMER, WHO
IS KNOWN FOR BEING UNPREDICTABLE, AND CAN KIND OF
SAY UNUSUAL THINGS. YOU KNOW. HE COULD BE AN INTERESTING
CHARACTER, TO HAVE AROUND. WE WILL SEE. THE BIG QUESTION IS WE
ARE EXPECTING UTAH — THE POLLS DISCLOSED IN UTAH,
WE ARE EXPECTING THE RACE TO GET CALLED FOR MITT ROMNEY IN ANY
MINUTE. HE IS GOING TO BE LOOKING TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE
IMPACT ON THE WAY BUSINESS IS DONE THERE. IT WILL BE
INTERESTING TO SEE HOW HE CARRIES HIMSELF AS A SENATOR AS
HE COMES IN TO THAT INSTITUTION.>>THAT ROMNEY WOULD DEFINITELY
HAVE SOME WINS BEHIND HIS BACK WHEN HE COMES IN. HE HAS BEEN
BIGGER THAN A SENATOR IN TERMS OF WHAT THE PARTY RANKINGS HAVE
BEEN IN 20 TELL — 2012. IF MARTHA McSALLY WINS IN ARIZONA,
THAT IS SOMEBODY WHO COULD COME IN SHAKE THINGS UP. SHE IS A CARIB — CHARISMATIC
FIGURE. SHE IS ONE OF THE FEW FAIRLY MODERATE FEMALE STARS AT
THE GOP HOUSE, SHE HAS A MILITARY BACKGROUND, AND HAS KIND OF MOVED CLOSER TOWARDS
TRUMP IN THE CAMPAIGN. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT SHE
DOES, IF SHE WINS. THAT IS ONE PERSON THAT THE GOP COULD TRY TO
PROMOTE QUICKLY WITHIN THE PARTY BECAUSE SHE IS DIFFERENT. AND
BECAUSE THEY DUTY TO APPEAL TO A BROADER POPULATION IN 2020, IN
ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE MAJORITY AND HELP THE PRESIDENT.
>>>JUST REMEMBERING LOOKING BACK AT THE SENATE JUDICIARY
COMMITTEE AS WE WERE WATCHING THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS AND
SEEING THE AFTERMATH OF THAT AND THE OPTICS OF THE ALL WHITE MALE
REPUBLICAN PART OF THE AISLE, WITH A MORE DIVERSE SET OF THE
AISLE IN TERMS OF GENDER AND RACE. YOU MIGHT SEE SOME MORE
WOMEN, MARSHA BLACKBURN, COMING INTO THE PER — REPUBLICAN RANKS. ARE
REPUBLICANS NEEDING TO PIVOT MORE? DID THEY GET A MESSAGE
THAT THEY ARE DOING THINGS RIGHT? DO THEY NEED TO BROADEN
THE COALITION AND REACH OUT OTHER KINDS OF VOTERS?
>>IT DEPENDS ON WHICH RACES YOU ARE LOOKING AT, THE IDENTITY
POLITICS IS THE NORM IN THIS CURRENT CLIMATE. WE ARE SAYING
THE PARTY MORE POLARIZED IN TERMS OF WHO THEY ATTRACT AND
WHO BACKS THEM. I THINK WHAT WE COULD BE SEEING FROM SOME OF
THESE PREDATORY RACES, ESPECIALLY THE RON DESANTIS
RACE, THAT TAKING THE TRUMP APPROACH WAS EFFECTIVE. SO,
MAYBE THERE WILL NOT BE MUCH OF A PIVOT.
>>A CONTINUING THEME OF THE NIGHT IS THE NUMBER OF
WOMEN CANDIDATES. SOME OF THEM HAVE ALREADY MADE HISTORY. LET’S
GO TO HANNAH JOLE TO TELL US MORE.
>>Reporter: EARLIER IN THE NIGHT WE TOOK A LOOK AT THE
BEAUTIFUL MURAL THAT OUR COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN TRACKING ALL NIGHT.
THEY HAVE BEEN USING IT TO TRACK THE NUMBER OF NONINCUMBENT WOMEN
WHO’VE BEEN ADDED TO CONGRESS. WE ACTUALLY HAVE AN UPDATE,
LET’S TAKE A LOOK. >> 7 7 7>>AS A REMINDER, EACH OF THOSE
FEATHERS THAT YOU SEE BEING PAINTED IN PURPLE, THE MOST
BIPARTISAN COLOR, AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, THE PRESENT A
NONINCUMBENT WOMAN FROM EITHER PARTY, ENTERING FOR THE FIRST
TIME. WITH ME TO TALK ABOUT MORE FIRSTS IS KAYLA EPSTEIN WHO KNOWS ALL
ABOUT WOMEN IN POLITICS. I’M GOING TO QUIZ YOU AND ALL OF THE
FIRSTS THAT WE HAVE BEEN SCRABBLING TO WRITE DOWN SO FAR.
THERE ARE MANY MORE THAN THIS, BUT THEY ARE ROLLING IN FAST.
SO, — >>THEY ARE THE FIRST NATIVE
AMERICAN WOMEN ELECTED TO CONGRESS, IN THE MIX — NEW
MEXICO AND KANSAS, SHE UNSEATED AN INCUMBENT TONIGHT.
>>HOW ABOUT PRESSLEY?
>>SHE IS FOR MASSACHUSETTS. SHE GAINED NATIONAL PROMINENCE WHEN
SHE DEFEATED THE DEMOCRATIC RIVAL INCOME IT WHO IT BEEN IN
CONGRESS AS LONG AS I’VE BEEN ALIVE. SHE
CHALLENGED HIM IN THE PRIMARY, AND SHE WON, SHE RAN UNOPPOSED,
SHE IS OFFICIALLY GOING TO CONGRESS.
>>ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ? >>ANOTHER UPSET EARLY IN THE
PRIMARY. SHE DEFEATED DEMOCRAT JOE CROWLEY, SHE WILL BE GOING
TO CONGRESS. SHE IS I THINK THE YOUNGEST PERSON — THE YOUNGEST WOMAN EVER
ELECTED TO CONGRESS. >>I AM SURE THERE WAS A
14-YEAR-OLD IN 1850 WHO WAS ELECTED. THAT IS NOT TRUE. —
>>THEY ARE THE FIRST MUSLIM WOMEN ELECTED TO CONGRESS. OMAR
IS FROM MINNESOTA, SHE IS THE FIRST SOMALI AMERICAN ELECTED.
>>I KNOW YOU REPORTED ABOUT LAUREN UNDERWOOD.
>>SHE IS ONE OF THESE WOMEN WHO SORT OF SYMBOLIZE WHAT WE ARE
SEEING IN HOUSE RACES. A YOUNG FIRST-TIME CANDIDATE,
AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN, WHO DECIDED TO TAKE ON HER MAIL
REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT. SHE HAS WON.
>>ALSO A NUMBER OF MEN IN HER PRIMARY. SHE BEAT 6 MEN IN THE PRIMARY,
GOT MORE VOTES THAN THEM COMBINED?
>>YES, SHE DEFEATED 6 MAN. LIKE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS IN HOUSE
RACES THIS YEAR, SHE EMPHASIZED HEALTHCARE AS A KEY ISSUE. SHE
CARE — TOLD A PERSONAL STORY ABOUT A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION.
SHE HAMMERED THE INCUMBENT FOR NOT SHOWING UP TO TOWN HALL.
>>IN THE PRIMARIES, WAS THAT TAKEN BY THE DEMOCRATS AS A
SINGLE — SIGNAL OF LOOK HOW SUCCESSFUL THIS MESSAGING IS?
>>I THINK DEMOCRATS OVERALL REALIZE THAT HEALTHCARE
WAS A CRITICAL MESSAGE. THEY WERE REALLY STICKING TO THE
ISSUES THAT THEY WERE HEARING FOR VOTERS.
>> WE ALSO HAVE MARSHA BLACKBURN.
>>YES, REPUBLICAN WOMEN ARE MAKING HISTORY AS WELL TONIGHT. RUSSIA BLACKBURN BECOMES THE
FIRST WOMAN EVER ELECTED TO THE U.S. SENATE FROM TENNESSEE. SHE
IS A REPUBLICAN. >>I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN
SKEPTICAL OVER THE COURSE OF A LONG PRIMARY SEASON, AND NOW — THAT WOMEN WOULD BEAT THE
RECORD NUMBERS OF WOMEN IN CONGRESS? DO YOU STILL FEEL THAT
WAY? HOW ARE YOU FEELING? AHEAD OF SCHEDULE? BEHIND SCHEDULE?
>>I AM STILL SKEPTICAL. I THINK THAT BOTH PARTIES ARE SORT OF
HAVING SOME WINS, AND LOSSES TONIGHT. I DO THINK A LOT OF
WOMEN WE EXPECTED DID NOT WIN BECAUSE THEY WERE RUNNING IN
DISTRICTS THAT WERE UNFAVORABLE TO THE PARTY. WE ARE ALSO SEEING
A LOT OF WOMEN PICKING UP SEATS LIKE IN VIRGINIA, WE HAD
JENNIFER WEXTON. >>DO YOU SEE A DIFFERENCE IN
THE WAY THAT WOMEN HAVE CAMPAIGN IN 2010, COMPARED TO AS
RECENTLY AS 2016? >>ABSOLUTELY. EVEN IN 2016,
THERE WAS THIS PERCEPTION OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK LIKE TO BE
A CANDIDATE. WHAT YOU HAD TO SOUND LIKE, HOW YOU COULD PITCH
YOURSELF. HOW MUCH OF YOURSELF YOU COULD
SHARE. I THINK THAT THESE WOMEN ARE REALLY RUNNING ON THEIR
IDENTITIES. THEY ARE RUNNING OTHER PERSONAL STORIES, THEY ARE
USING THEM TO CONNECT TO VOTERS. THEY’RE NOT SHY AWAY FROM
SUBJECTS LIKE SEXUAL ASSAULT OR SO — HARASSMENT. THEY ARE
SHOWING THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES. >>AS WELL AS THE DISCRIMINATION
THEY FACED PERSONALLY. WE DID NOT GET ENOUGH FROM HILLARY
CLINTON IN 2016. IT WAS TABOO TO SAY I HAVE BEEN SET BACK IN
ANYWAY BECAUSE OF MY IDENTITY. NOW IT IS ABOUT THE ADVERSITY WE
HAVE FACED. >>IF YOU TALK TO THESE WOMEN
THEY WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE IS — RACISM ARE THINGS THEY HAVE
FACED. THEY SAID WE HAVE TO BE EXCELLENT AND IT DOES NOT STOP
HIM. >>I WANT TO ADD THAT JARED
POLIS WILL BECOME THE FIRST OPENLY GAY GOVERNOR. >>THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WITH
US. OKAY, YOU ARE WATCHING THE THEMES EMERGE. WHAT IS STANDING
UP? >>WELL, IN A LOT OF WAYS IT IS
WHAT WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. THE PRESIDENT WENT WITH A LATE STRATEGY THAT WAS VERY
MUCH FOCUSED ON KEEPING THE SENATE A REPUBLICAN CONTROL. ON
GETTING THE BASE OUT IN A LOT OF THESE RED STATES, REPUBLICANS
LOOK LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO WIN SEATS IN THE SENATE, PARTIALLY
BECAUSE THAT. BUT, WE ALSO HAVE NOT SEEN THAT SAME STRATEGY PAY DIVIDENDS IN HOUSE. WE HAVE
SEEN A LOT OF THOSE SUBURBAN HOUSE DISTRICT THAT WE WONDERED
HOW THEY WOULD RESPOND TO THAT KIND OF HARSH IMMIGRATION
MESSAGE ABOUT THE CARAVAN. THOSE DISTRICTS HAVE NOT SWUNG BACK
TOWARDS REPUBLICANS. LIKE MAYBE PEOPLE HAD HOPED THEY WOULD.
>>AND, THE HOUSE LEADER, DEMOCRAT NANCY PELOSI IS
SPEAKING. LET’S GO TO HER.>>I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY TWO
GRANDSONS. AS THEY WAIVE TO THEIR OTHER
COUSINS IN CALIFORNIA. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN. BEFORE I
THANK ALL OF YOU I WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUES AND ACKNOWLEDGE
THEIR LEADERSHIP. [ APPLAUSE ] OUR DISTINGUISHED WHIP FROM
MARYLAND. [ APPLAUSE ] THE LEADER — OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
WELCOME. BOBBY SCOTT OF VIRGINIA. [
APPLAUSE ] AND — OF CALIFORNIA.
BUTTERFIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA. BARBARA LEE OF CALIFORNIA. [
APPLAUSE ] — OF TEXAS. [ APPLAUSE ] KAREN
— OF CALIFORNIA. [ APPLAUSE ] DON DWYER OF VIRGINIA. [
APPLAUSE ] AND BRENDAN BOYLE OF PENNSYLVANIA. [ APPLAUSE ] WE ALL JOIN IN THANKING ALL OF
YOU. MANY OF YOU ARE THE VIPS, THE REAL VIPS, THE VOLUNTEERS IN
POLITICS. WOMEN AND MEN HAVE MOBILIZED IN HISTORIC NUMBERS,
AND REFUSED TO STANDSTILL. EVERY CALL YOU MAKE, EVERY DOOR
YOU KNOCKED ON, EVERY TEXT YOU SENT, EVERY CONVERSATION YOU HAD
MADE THE DIFFERENCE. BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING IN THIS
ELECTION. THANK YOU TO YOU, WE OWNED THE GROUND. THANKS TO YOU.
TOMORROW WILL BE A NEW DAY IN AMERICA. [ APPLAUSE ] REMEMBER THIS FEELING, KNOW THE
POWER TO WIN. AND ALMOST ALL OF CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE CREDIBLE CANDIDATES WHO TAKEN
BACK THE HOUSE WITH AMERICAN PEOPLE. LET US SALUTE ALL OF OUR
CANDIDATES. [ APPLAUSE ] ALL OF OUR CANDIDATES.
>>NANCY PELOSI DECLARING VICTORY FOR DEMOCRATS
IN THE HOUSE AND SANG TOMORROW WILL BE A NEW DAY IN AMERICA.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP TEAM THAT NANCY PELOSI JUST
INTRODUCED BEHIND HER. >>THEY HAVE TAKEN THE HOUSE, WE
DO NOT KNOW THE MARGINS. THE MARCHERS WILL MATTER FOR NANCY
PELOSI. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE
ELECTED, SO THEY DO NOT WANT HER — THIS IS A VERY TIGHT MAJORITY
THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE. SHE WILL HAVE TO SCRAMBLE FOR THE VOTES,
IT IS STILL POSSIBLE IF IT IS NARROW ENOUGH THAT IT IS MAYBE A
30 SEAT OR LESS MAJORITY, THAT SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BECOME
SPEAKER. THIS IS A PUBLIC SHOW OF FORCE SHE IS DOING HERE TO MAKE CLEAR THAT
SHE WANTS THE GAVEL AGAIN. >>THERE WERE A LOT OF DEMOCRATS
DURING THE CAMPAIGN WHO SAID I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HER FOR
SPEAKER. YOU HAVE TO WONDER HOW MUCH OF THAT WAS POSTURING BY
THEM, AND WHETHER THEY ARE ACTUALLY FOLLOWING THROUGH.
THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER THAT WOULD APPLY TO THE
FINAL BALLOT FOR SPEAKER, OF COURSE, THE FIRST PARTIES WILL
NOMINATE A PARTY AND THEN THERE WILL BE A FINAL VOTE. THAT MAY
NOT — FOLLOW THROUGH THE — TO THE FINAL BALLOT. SHE STUCK AROUND FOR ALL OF
THESE YEARS AFTER LOSING THE GAVEL IN 2010, SHE RAISED MONEY
FOR DEMOCRATS, NOW THEY ARE IN A POSITION OF POWER, THE IDEA THAT
SHE IS JUST GOING TO BE SHOVED ASIDE AFTER ALL OF THAT TIME IS
A LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT. ON THE OTHER HAND, IF DEMOCRATS WANT TO
HOLD THE HOUSE IN 2020, HAVING HER AS SPEAKER MIGHT NOT BE
HELPFUL. I THINK A LOT OF THEM RECOGNIZE THAT PICKS THE OTHER
THING SHE HAS GOING FOR HER TONIGHT IS THAT IN A NUMBER OF
THE SEATS WHERE THIS CANDIDATES ARE SAYING I’M NOT VOTING FOR
HER, THERE WERE THESE WERE REAL AND SUBURBAN DISTRICTS, AND
THOSE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT WINNING TONIGHT. SO, IT MAY BE THAT THE
INCUMBENT CLASS DOES NOT HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO SWORE HER OFF
DURING THE CAMPAIGN. >>ABSOLUTELY. THE MESSAGE THAT
SHE IS COMMUNICATING IS THAT I DELIVERED A VICTORY. WE WON THE
HOUSE. I AM STRONG. I AM THE BEST PERSON FOR THIS, WHAT I
WANT TO DO. WHETHER OR NOT THE OTHER LAWMAKERS ARE GOING TO
RESPOND TO THAT AND AGREE WITH THAT, WE DO NOT KNOW. IT IS
GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT THE BASE ONES. BECAUSE THE
BASE — WHAT THE BASE ONES — WANTS.
>>LET’S GO BACK TO FILL UP A STEEP — KEEPING TRACK OF THE
CLOSE RACES. >>WHAT I WANT TO DO A TALK ABOUT
THE RACES PEOPLE HAVE NOT THOUGHT ABOUT. LET’S START ABOUT
TELEPORTING, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY RESULTS YET. THIS IS A RACE WE
ARE GOING TO BE PAYING ATTENTION TO, DUNCAN HUNTER, WHO WAS INDICTED EARLIER THIS
YEAR. IT WILL BE FASCINATING TO SEE WHAT THE EFFECT HAD ON THE
RACE. I ALSO WANT TO TALK ABOUT HIS COLLEAGUE IN NEW YORK, CHRIS
COLLINS, WHO WAS INDICTED AS WELL. AND WHO AT THIS POINT IN
TIME TRAILED HIS DEMOCRATIC APPOINTED. NO CALL HERE, ONLY
50% REPORTING FROM THE DATA THAT WE HAVE. THIS IS FASCINATING.
THE CLOSE RACE AN INCUMBENT WHO IS AT RISK FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.
HOWEVER, NOT EVERYONE WHO IS AT RISK HAS POTENTIALLY COMMITTED A
CRIME. OR ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED A CRIME. WE GO BACK TO THIS
DISTRICT IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA. THE SEVENTH DISTRICT. IT IS VERY
CLOSE AT THIS POINT, ABOUT 5000 — VOTES, ALMOST ALL IN. HE WAS
A HARBINGER OF THE NEW STYLE OF REPUBLICAN POLITICS, IN 2014,
KNOCKED OFF. ERIC CANTOR, AT RISK OF LOSING HIS RACE.
LET’S JUMP NOW TO UTAH. UTAH IS A FASCINATING STATE FOR A LOT OF
REASONS. THE RECENTLY — THEY RECENTLY ELECTED MIA LOVE. SHE IS TRAILING AT THIS POINT.
THE POLLS ARE SUGGESTING THAT SHE WAS POTENTIALLY AT RISK, AND
SO FAR THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING. AGAIN, ONLY 56%
REPORTING, BUT THIS IS ONE THAT IS WORTH PAYING ATTENTION TO.
NOW LET’S GO TO OKLAHOMA. YOU WILL NOTICE BY THE WAY I AM
MENTIONING SOME STATES THAT YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT TO SEE
DEMOCRATS BEING COMPETITIVE IN LIKE OKLAHOMA. LIKE UTAH. BUT,
IN OKLAHOMA, THE FIFTH DISTRICT, RIGHT NOW KENDRA HORN HAS A
SLIGHT LEAD WITH 100% REPORTING OVER STEVE RUSSELL. THEY HAVE
NOT CALL THIS RACE, BUT THAT IS ANOTHER REPUBLICAN IN OKLAHOMA
WHO IS AT RISK OF LOSING HIS RACE. I WANT TO GO TO ONE OF THE
MOST-WATCHED RACES OF THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. IN THE STATE OF
IOWA. THE IOWA FOURTH DISTRICT. THIS IS STEVE KING WHO IS AN INCUMBENT. 67%
REPORTING, STEVE KING IS UNDER FIRE FOR A LOT OF COMMENTS THAT
WERE BROADLY PERCEIVED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS AS BEING RACIST.
HE IS STAUNCHLY ANTI-IMMIGRANT. HE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS ENDORSED NATIONALISTS
FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. HE IS IN A CLOSE RACE WITH TWO THIRDS OF
THE VOTE IN. HE CAN STILL PULL THIS OFF, CERTAINLY, BUT THIS IS
AN IMPORTANT RACE IN IOWA, ON SOMEONE WHO HAS A VERY BAD
REPUTATION IN THE HOUSE. SOMETHING WORTH KEEPING AN EYE
ON. BACK TO YOU. >>THANK YOU. LET’S GO TO
ARIZONA WHERE WE HAVE BEEN STANDING BY. THIS IS MARTHA McSALLY EVENT IN
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA. LET’S GO TO YOU.
>>Reporter: THIS RACE IS MUCH TOO CLOSE TO CALL WITH THE FIRST
PRECINCTS REPORTING. WHILE WE WAIT FOR MORE CLARITY, I AM
JOINED BY MARIA, WHO WORKS FOR THE SUSAN B ANTHONY LIST. SHE
HAS BEEN OUT CANVASSING FOR MARTHA McSALLY. AREA, I WANT TO ASK YOU, WHY
DOES MARTHA McSALLY HAVE YOUR VOTE? WHAT KIND OF WORK HAVE YOU
BEEN DOING ON HER BEHALF? >>I VOTE PRO-LIFE. THAT REALLY
MATTERS TO ME. SO MUCH. AND EVERY OTHER ISSUE, THAT FLOWS
FROM THE PRO-LIFE ISSUE CONCERNING THE IMPOVERISHED, THE
ELDERLY, IT ALL STARTS IN THE WOMB . WE NEED TO PROTECT AND DEFEND
LIFE. I VOTED FOR MARTHA McSALLY AND I WALKED AND KNOCKED ON
DOORS FOR MARTHA McSALLY BECAUSE SHE IS PRO-LIFE. SHE DEFINITELY
HAS MY VOTE. AND KYRSTEN SINEMA IS NOT ONLY PRO-CHOICE, BUT AN
EXTREMIST ON THE ISSUE. THAT REALLY MATTERS TO A LOT OF
PEOPLE IN ARIZONA. SHE IS FOR UNLIMITED ABORTIONS
UP TO BIRTH. SHE WANTS DOCTORS TO FUND IT. THERE IS A LOT OF
PEOPLE IN ARIZONA THAT ARE PRO-LIFE, THEY ABSOLUTELY CANNOT
VOTE FOR THAT. >>I WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY
LATINOS FLED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AFTER THE SB1070 LAW. DO
YOU THINK THAT REPUBLICANS COULD WIN SOME OF THOSE VOTERS BACK?
IN THIS ELECTION AND FUTURE ELECTIONS? HOW DID THEY DO THAT?
>>THERE WAS A LOT OF LATINOS GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR MARTHA McSALLY BECAUSE THEY LOVE
THE JOB. THEY WANT SECURITY. THEY REALLY DO. THEY REALIZE
THAT THE CARTELS ARE IN CHARGE OF THE
BORDER. THEY PERSECUTE IMMIGRANTS AND THEY WANT A SAFE
AND LEGAL WAY FOR THEM TO COME HERE, BUT ALSO TO BE MOVING
SAFELY WHEN THEY GET HERE. THESE PEOPLE ARE LEAVING COUNTRIES
THAT ARE DANGEROUS FOR A REASON. THAT NOT WANT TO COME HERE INTO
DANGER. >>Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. THANK
YOU FOR JOINING US. BACK TO YOU GUYS.
>>THANK YOU, LET’S GO TO MISSOURI WHERE McCASKILL IS SPEAKING.
>>– ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TODAY AND HOW THE FUTURE IS BRIGHTER
THAN WE ALL THINK IT IS RIGHT NOW. WE HAD GOOD RESULTS
TONIGHT. THE DEMOCRATS TOOK THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. [
APPLAUSE ] WE HAVE GOVERNORS THAT ARE
DEMOCRATS NOW IN BOTH ILLINOIS AND KANSAS. [ APPLAUSE ] SO,
THERE WAS SOME BRIGHT SPOTS, OBVIOUSLY WE FELL SHORT. AND
THAT IS DISAPPOINTING. NOT FOR ME, BUT WHEN I FEEL THE MOST PAINED
ABOUT — WHAT I FEEL THE MOST PAINT ABOUT IS ALL OF THE PEOPLE
WHO FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR MANY OF THEM IN THEIR LIVES, SAID I
AM GOING TO DO MORE THAN JUST SIT ON THE COUCH AND CUSS AT THE
TV. I AM GOING TO SHOW UP, WORK HARD, AND FOR THE THOUSANDS OF
PEOPLE WHO VOLUNTEERED ON HIS CAMPAIGN, AND THERE WERE
LITERALLY THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF YOU,
I AM SO GRATEFUL AND I WANT YOU TO KEEP THAT FIRE BURNING
BECAUSE THERE IS JUSTICE AROUND THE CORNER. [ APPLAUSE ] I WANT TO THANK MY AMAZING
CAMPAIGN STAFF , THEY DID A TREMENDOUS JOB. WE
RAN THE STRONGEST CAMPAIGN IN THE COUNTRY. [ APPLAUSE ] I WANT TO THANK MY FAMILY. MY
FAMILY HAS HAD TO PUT UP WITH A LOT —
>>LET’S GO TO JOSH HAWLEY, CLAIRE McCASKILL IS GIVING A CONCESSION SPEECH.
WE GO TO HER OPPONENT, JOSH HAWLEY.
>>[ APPLAUSE ] YOU KNOW, THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN I HAVE
THOUGHT MANY TIMES OF A LINE THAT PRIME MINISTER WINSTON CHURCHILL
SAID DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. HE SAID, WHY IS THIS THAT WE
THINK OF HISTORY AS SOMETHING THAT IS IN THE PAST? AND FORGET
THAT WE ARE MAKING IT? WELL, WE STAND TONIGHT AT A CRITICAL MOMENT IN HISTORY,
WE STAND AT THIS HOUR AT A CRITICAL MOMENT IN THE NATION’S
HISTORY. TONIGHT THE PEOPLE OF MISSOURI HAVE SAID WE ARE UP TO
THE CHALLENGE. TONIGHT THE PEOPLE OF MISSOURI HAVE SAID WE
ARE READY TO ANSWER THE CALL IN THIS HOUR. TONIGHT THE PEOPLE OF
MISSOURI HAVE SAID WE BELIEVE IN AMERICA, WE BELIEVE THAT OUR
BEST DAYS ARE AHEAD, WE BELIEVE IN OUR FUTURE, AND WE ARE READY
TO FIGHT FOR IT. AND I AM READY TO GO TO WASHINGTON AND FIGHT
FOR YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TONIGHT, THANK
YOU, FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY TO MY WIFE AARON — ERIN WHO IS HERE WITH ME. SHE IS
THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. SHE IS THE LORD’S GREATEST GIFT TO ME IN
THIS LIFE, TO HAVE DONE THIS EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST YEAR WITH
HER HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE PRIVILEGE, BUT MORE THAN THAT,
TO LIVE MY LIFE WITH HER IS AN INCREDIBLE PRIVILEGE. I LOOK
FORWARD TO THIS NEXT JOURNEY TOGETHER. I LOVE YOU SWEETHEART.
[ APPLAUSE ] I HAVE GOT SOME OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS WITH ME
TONIGHT. MY GRANDMOTHER IS HERE TONIGHT. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU
GRANDMA. [ APPLAUSE ] RIGHT THERE. SHE IS HERE TONIGHT, MY GRANDMA
IS HERE TONIGHT ON BEHALF OF ALL MY GRANDPARENTS I WANT TO SAY
THANK YOU, GRANDMA, FOR WHO YOU ARE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXAMPLE
THAT YOU HAVE SET. I’VE NEVER KNOWN A STRONGER WOMAN THAN MY
GRANDMOTHER. AND IT IS AN INCREDIBLE HONOR TO HAVE YOU. I
GREW UP ON A FARM, IN CENTRAL KANSAS. THE VALUES THAT SHE GREW
UP WITH AND PASSED DOWN WITH US WILL BE WITH US ALWAYS. I HOPE I
WILL MAKE YOU PROUD IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. [ APPLAUSE
] THANK YOU BACK TO MY PARENTS, RON AND JENNY WHO ARE MY HEROES, MY MOM AND
DAD BEHIND ME, HERE. THANK YOU TO MY UNCLE, AUNTS, COUSINS WHO
ARE HERE. I WANT TO SAY OUR LITTLE BOYS, ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN BED. WHEN
WE LEFT THE HOUSE ELIJAH WAS STILL AWAKE. I WANT TO SAVE YOUR
WATCHING TV, BUDDY, WE LOVE YOU. WE CANNOT WAIT TO DO THIS NEXT
ADVENTURE WITH YOU. THANK YOU TO MY TERRIFIC TEAM. WE HAVE THE
BEST TEAM IN POLITICS. THEY HAVE DELIVERED TONIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE
IN MISSOURI. FINALLY, THANK YOU TO YOU. THANK YOU FOR THE WORK
THAT YOU HAVE DONE. THANK YOU FOR THE DOORS THAT YOU HAVE
KNOCKED ON. THANK YOU FOR NOT — KNOCKING ON DOORS IN THE
RAIN. THANK YOU FOR CALLING YOUR FRIEND, THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING,
THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN THIS CAMPAIGN, BUT MORE IMPORTANT,
THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING
IN OUR FUTURE. THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING WHAT WE CAN YET
ACHIEVE. CONGRATULATIONS, THIS IS YOUR VICTORY TONIGHT! [
APPLAUSE ] IT IS YOUR VICTORY, YOU HAVE EARNED IT! YOU HAVE
EARNED IT! GOD BLESS YOU, GOD BLESS MISSOURI, GOD BLESS
AMERICA. GOODNIGHT. [ APPLAUSE ]>>JOSH HAWLEY, THE SENATOR
ELECT FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI. WE HEARD McCASKILL GIVING HER
CONCESSION SPEECH AT THE MOMENTS BEFORE THAT, SAYING THAT FOR HER IT WAS GOOD NEWS THE DEMOCRATS
TOOK THE HOUSE AND TRIED TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE NOT TO GET
DISCOURAGED, AND SEE THIS AS A TOTAL WASH TONIGHT.
>>WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WIN FOR HER WOULD HAVE BEEN A SHOCK
TO MANY PEOPLE. MISSOURI IS NONCONSERVATIVE. JOSH HAWLEY GOT
OUT THERE AND LATCHED HIMSELF ONTO TRUMP. THE BASE IS
WITHDRAWN. THE OUTCOME REFLECTS THAT.
>>DAVE, CLAIRE McCASKILL MOVED MORE AND MORE AND MORE TO THE
CENTER OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, SIDING WITH PRESIDENT
TRUMP ON MANY ISSUES LIKE IMMIGRATION.
WAS NOT WELL THOUGHT OUT? DID IT GIVE HER MORE OF A CHANCE THAN
SHE OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE TRIED TO MAKE APPEALS?
>>WE ARE SEEING TWO DIFFERENT CAMPAIGNS IN TWO YEARS. JASON IN 2016, WHO RAN WAY AHEAD
OF THE TICKET, ALSO LOST THE SENATE RACE. THEY HAD IDENTICAL
MAPS. ONE THING WE FOUND IS THAT IF YOU ARE DEMOCRAT WITH A
STRONG BRAND IN MISSOURI, — >>HOLD THAT FOR A MOMENT, RICK
SCOTT IS SPEAKING OF FLORIDA. LET’S GO TO FLORIDA.
>>WE ALL LOVED JERRY, WE ALL LOVE
MY MOM. THE NEXT PERSON I WANT TO THANK IS JACKIE. [ APPLAUSE ] SHE HAS BEEN BY MY SIDE SINCE MY
FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE. AND SHE HAS BUILT A GREAT CAMPAIGN TEAM.
AND THEY WORKED DAY AND NIGHT. SO, JACKIE IN THE ENTIRE TEAM,
THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ] — AND THE ENTIRE TEAM, THANK YOU. [
APPLAUSE ] I WANT TO THANK BRAD, MY CHIEF OF STAFF. I’M NOT SURE
WHERE HE IS. BUT, BRAD IS MY CHIEF OF STAFF, HE HAS BEEN A —
DOING A GREAT JOB. THANK YOU, THEY HAVE DONE A
GREAT JOB MAKING THIS A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY WANTS TO LIVE. [
APPLAUSE ] THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HELPED IN THIS RACE.
A LOT OF PEOPLE. I WANT TO THANK PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR ALL OF HIS
— [ APPLAUSE ]. I WANT TO THANK VICE PRESIDENT
PENCE, I WANT TO THANK FORMER PRESIDENT
GEORGE W. BUSH. I WANT TO THANK FORMER GOVERNOR
JEB BUSH. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT CAME DOWN TO MAKE
SURE WE GOT THE VOTE OUT. I WANT TO THANK SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM.
[ APPLAUSE ] SENATOR CORY GARDNER. [ APPLAUSE ] I WANT TO
THANK EVERYBODY FROM PUERTO RICO THAT CAME. [ APPLAUSE ] I WANT
TO THANK CONGRESSWOMAN JENNIFER GONZALES. I WANT TO THANK THE
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. I WANT TO THANK MARCO RUBIO. [ APPLAUSE ]
AND MY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. [ SPEAKING SPANISH ] [ APPLAUSE ] THERE’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF —
>>RICK SCOTT SPEAKING IN THE SET UP. I WANT TO TALK TO YOU
ABOUT THESE TWO RACES FLORIDA AS WELL AS MISSOURI. LET’S CATCH
BACK UP ON MISSOURI FOR A MOMENT, BECAUSE YOU WERE MAKING
A KEY POINT ABOUT HOW THIS HAS CHANGED.
>>YES, IT HAS CHANGED SINCE 2012. CLAIRE McCASKILL GOT LUCKY
WITH A BAD OPPONENT SINCE THEN DEMOCRATS HAVE HAD
VERY STRONG CANDIDATES, STRONG BRAND, ALL THE MONEY IN THE
WORLD. SHE OFTEN RAISED HOLLY SHE — SHE RAISED MORE MONEY
THAN HAWLEY BY 3-1. YOU ARE SEEING THE REVERSE,
DEMOCRATS ARE WAY OUT PERFORMING IN MINNESOTA TONIGHT. THEY HAVE
WON EVERYTHING THERE, THEY’VE WON EVERYTHING IN COLORADO. YOU
ARE SEEING A CONTINUED SORTING OF THE COUNTRY, AND I THINK THE
MISSING FACTOR HERE MIGHT’VE BEEN THAT THIS WAS A BAD — IF
THIS WAS A BAD ECONOMY, BUT INSTEAD THEY’RE PRETTY MUCH IN
THE CUL-DE-SACS. THAT IS THE WAY THEY VOTED.
>>KELLYANNE CONWAY IS SPEAKING. LET’S SEE WHAT SHE THING.
>>– IDEAS FOR THE COUNTRY. THIS PRESIDENT WILL LISTEN TO
THE PROPOSALS. THEY WILL HAVE TO COME HERE TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND
PRESENT TO THE PRESIDENT. I THINK IT IS NO ACCIDENT THAT THE
REPUBLICANS HELD AND WILL GAIN IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.
THAT IS REMARKABLE. IT HAS ONLY HAPPENED EIGHT TIMES IN THE LAST
80 YEARS OR SO. THE FACT THAT REPUBLICANS WILL GAIN MORE
TONIGHT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE FACT THAT MANY VOTERS WANT THE
STATEWIDE OFFICIALS TO BE PEOPLE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE HIS
ECONOMIC BOOM GOING, THEY ARE VOTING IN THE FAVOR OF THE FREE
MARKET, AND I WILL POINT OUT TO YOU THAT THE PRESIDENT WENT 5-5
IN THE LAST TWO DAYS ON THE SENATE, SUNDAY AND MONDAY. HE
CAMPAIGNED FOR THE GOVERNOR GEORGIA, MARSHA BLACKBURN,
TENNESSEE, AND YESTERDAY OF COURSE, GOVERNOR, SENATE, JOSH HAWLEY,
THOSE ARE PICKUPS IN THIS SENATE SEAT.>>–
>>RICK SCOTT LOOKS LIKE HE IS CLEAR TO BE HAVE A POINT HAD. THAT IS A PRETTY BIG
PICKUP. THAT IS A MESSAGE TO INCUMBENTS WHO HAVE TO CAMPAIGN
AND CONNECT WITH VOTERS. IT IS AMAZING — THEY ARE STILL GOING.
>>Reporter: [ INDISCERNIBLE ]
>>HE HAS SPOKEN TO SEVERAL PEOPLE. HE AND THE FIRST LADY
ARE RIGHT THERE, FRONT AND CENTER, FLANKED BY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND
SENIOR ADVISORS. IT HAS BEEN A BOY IT’S NIGHT, HE IS BEEN
CALLING, THERE ARE ALWAYS SURPRISES IN EVERY ELECTION. I
DO NOT WANT TO COMMENT ON WHO HE HAS CALLED ON EITHER SIDE. I’M
NOT GOING TO COMMENT. >>Reporter: [ INDISCERNIBLE ]
>>THAT WAS BEFORE I CAME OUT. >>Reporter: — DEMOCRATS
CONTROL OF THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW? >>Reporter: WHAT HE COULD
POSSIBLY WORK WITH — >>IT IS UP TO THE DEMOCRATS.
THEY HAVE SHOWN VERY LITTLE APPETITE FOR WORKING WITH
PRESIDENT ALL ALONG. THAT IS NOT WHY THERE IS THE KIND OF
SHELLACKING AS PRESIDENT OBAMA PUT IT IN 2010, WHEN WE SUFFERED
LOSSES IN THE HOUSE, OR THE LOSSES THAT PRESIDENT
CLINTON SUFFERED IN 1984. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN WILLING TO WORK
WITH THE PRESIDENT. HE WAS WILLING TO GIVE THEM — HE WAS
WILLING TO DO A DEAL ON DACA AND THE DREAMERS LAST JANUARY,
ALMOST A YEAR AGO. WE ARE STILL NOT THERE, THEY WALKED AWAY FROM
THE TABLE. IMMIGRATION REFORM IS MORE THAN DACA, MORE THAN THE
BORDER WALL. IS A COMPLEX ISSUE. THEY CAN
COME AND MAKE THE PROPOSALS, ALSO WE HAVE TO KEEP THE
GOVERNMENT RUNNING, THE FUNDING BILL, WE HAVE TO WORK ON
INFRASTRUCTURE, THE PRESIDENT HAD — HAS MADE THAT CLEAR. IT
HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE ECONOMY THROUGH THE TAX CUTS, EVERYWHERE
WE GO WE HEAR ABOUT JOB CREATORS, THEY ARE HAPPY WITH
THE ECONOMY. THAT IS REFLECTING ON A LOT OF VOICES.
>>IS HE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPEACHMENT?
>>WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT. HE SAID YESTERDAY THEY WILL DO WHAT
THEY WANT TO DO, HE WILL DO WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO. I DO NOT KNOW
THAT THERE WILL BE MUCH OF AN APPETITE ACROSS THE COUNTRY
AMONG THE CONSTITUENTS FOR THE MEMBERS TO BE SPENDING ALL OF
THE TIME FUNDRAISING — >>KELLYANNE CONWAY, DECLARING
THE>>>A LIVE LOOK AT THE US
CAPITOL BUILDING LATE THIS HOUR. YOU ARE WATCHING “ELECTION NIGHT
LIVE” FROM THE WASHINGTON POST. I AM LIBBY CASEY, AND I AM WITH
EUGENE SCOTT. >>LET’S SEND IT — SEND IT BACK
UPSTAIRS TO PHILLIP BUMP. >>Reporter: THANK YOU, EUGENE.
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TWO GUBERNATORIAL RACES. OHIO AND
WISCONSIN. WE WANT TO SEE IF THERE ARE
COUNTIES THAT WENT FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP. IF THERE IS A SWITCH BACK
FROM TRUMP TO THE DEMOCRATS. IN THE STATE OF OHIO, WHERE TRUMP WON HIS ELECTION IN 2016,
WE DO SEE A FLIP. THERE IS ONLY ONE COUNTY IN THE STATE OF OHIO
THAT FLIPPED. DONALD TRUMP WON BY ABOUT NINE PERCENTAGE POINTS.
THESE MOVEMENTS TO THE DEMOCRATS IS ONCE AGAIN, FAIRY — FAIRLY
SUBTLE. LET’S GO NOW TO THE RED STATE OF WISCONSIN. SCOTT WALKER IS UP FOR HIS THIRD
ELECTION. HE ALSO HAD THAT RECALL ELECTION SEVERAL YEARS
AGO. THIS IS A VERY CLOSE RACE. ABOUT 6000 VOTES OUT OF MULTIPLE
MILLIONS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN CAST. WHY IS THIS INTERESTING? IN
WISCONSIN WE SEE A MORE DRAMATIC SWITCH. IN THE COUNTIES DONE IN
THIS AREA RIGHT HERE, IF WE COMPARE 2018 WITH 2016, I
REALIZE IT IS HARD TO SEE THE BLUES AND THE REDS BECAUSE THE
RESULTS AREN’T IN YET IN THOSE COUNTIES, BUT IF WE COMPARE IT
TO 2016, THIS IS READ IN THIS CORNER. IN 2018 THAT IS NO
LONGER THE CASE. WE ARE SEEING SOME BLUE PICKUPS HERE. YOU WILL
REMEMBER THAT WISCONSIN WAS, IN 2016, ONE OF THE THREE STATES
THAT DONNA DID — DONALD TRUMP WON BY APPEARING NARROW MARGIN.
HE WON WISCONSIN IN 2016 BY 30,000 VOTES. THIS IS A CLOSE
RACE. RIGHT NOW SCOTT WALKER IS DOING WORSE THAN TRUMP DID,
THEREFORE SCOTT WALKER IS LOSING. IF YOU LOOK VERY QUICKLY
AT WHERE THE BOAT IS IN SO FAR, WE SEE THIS PATTERN. EACH OF
THESE CIRCLES IS A NUMBER OF VOTES IN A PARTICULAR COUNTY. WE LOOK
AT THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE WHERE WE HAVE MADISON,
WHERE THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN IS, MILWAUKEE , THE PATTERNS LOOK VERY SIMILAR
TO 2016. IN 2016, AND A LOT OF DEMOCRATIC VOTE HERE AND HERE.
IN 2018, SAME THING. SLIGHTLY LOWER NUMBERS. THIS IS THE
PATTERN WE SAW IN 2016. THE DIFFERENCE IS THE DEMOCRATS MADE
UP JUST ENOUGH DIFFERENCE TO HAVE THE LEAD AT THIS POINT IN
TIME. THAT IS NOT WHAT WE SAW IN OHIO. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN
THOSE TWO RACES. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>THAT IS PHILIP BOB. THANK YOU
SO MUCH. HERE TO BREAK DOWN THE LATEST IN OUR STUDIO, ROBERT, A
NATIONAL REPORTER. CRUNCH SOME NUMBERS FOR US AND
LOOK AT SOME OF THE PATTERNS THAT ARE EMERGING. I WANT TO GET
A SENSE FROM YOU ON HOW YOU WERE SEEING THIS NIGHT UNFOLD.
>>IT DEPENDS. THE HOUSE, SENATE, OR GUBERNATORIAL RACES? FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO WIN THE
HOUSE, THAT IS SIGNIFICANT. THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TAKEN TOWER. — POWER. THEY ARE NOW GOING TO
HAVE SUBPOENA POWER IN WASHINGTON. SOME DEMOCRATS ARE
DISAPPOINTED , THE MARGINS ARE TOO NARROW.
BUT, YOU LOOK AT THE MAP. THEY HAVE CUT INTO SUBURBAN AREAS.
THEY ARE WINNING OVER A LOT OF THESE AREAS THAT PRESIDENT DID
TRIP — PRETTY WELL IN IN 2016. MAYBE YOU ARE NOT GOING
TO HAVE GRAND POLICY IS — ISSUES IN THE HOUSE, BUT MAYBE
YOU CAN CUT SOME DEALS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.
>>SPEAKING OF TEXAS, BETO O’ROURKE HAS TAKEN THE STAGE AND
IS SPEAKING. >>FOR THE LAST 22 MONTHS , HAVE BEEN TRAVELING EVERY
SINGLE COUNTY OF TEXAS. BEING THERE TO LISTEN TO AND SHOW UP
FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. I AM AS INSPIRED, I AM AS HOPEFUL AS
I HAVE EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE. TONIGHT’S LOSS DOES NOTHING TO DIMINISH THE WAY
THAT I FEEL ABOUT TEXAS OR THIS COUNTRY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] GETTING TO BE WITH , AND TO SEE ALL OF YOU TONIGHT
REMINDS ME WHY WE SET OUT TO DO THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE. WE ARE
NOT ABOUT BEING AGAINST ANYBODY , ABOUT BEING AGAINST ANOTHER
POLITICAL PARTY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO DEFINE OURSELVES BY WHO
OR WHAT WE ARE AGAINST OR AFRAID OF, OR SCARED OF. [ CHEERS AND
APPLAUSE ] WE ARE A GREAT PEOPLE. AMBITIOUS
, DEFINED BY OUR ASPIRATIONS, THE HARD WORK THAT WE ARE
WILLING TO COMMIT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THEM. EVERY
SINGLE ONE OF US, REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS, FROM
THE BIGGEST OF CITIES TO THE SMALLEST OF TOWNS, THE PEOPLE OF
TEXAS WANT TO DO, AND WILL DO, THE GREAT WORK OF THIS COUNTRY.
[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] JUST NOW I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO
SENATOR CRUISE — TED CRUZ AND CONGRATULATE HIM ON HIS
VICTORY AND TO WISH HIM WELL GOING FORWARD. WHAT I HAVE SAID
AND WHAT I HAVE PLEDGED ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US IS AT THIS
TIME OF DIVISION THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN AS POLARIZED AS I CAN
REMEMBER IT IN MY LIFE. ALL THIS BITTERNESS, IT DEFINED SO MUCH
OF THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION. IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO
TO HELP HIM IN HIS POSITION OF PUBLIC TRUST TO ENSURE THAT TEXAS HELPS
TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY IN A WAY THAT BRINGS US BACK TOGETHER
AROUND THE BIG THINGS WE WANT TO ACHIEVE, WHETHER THAT IS MAKING
SURE WE FACE ANY THREATS AGAINST THIS COUNTRY. WHETHER THAT MEANS
THAT WE ARE THEREFORE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US NEEDS A HELPING
HAND SO THAT WE CAN LIVE TO OUR FULL POTENTIAL. THE ABILITY TO
SEE A DOCTOR, GO TO A HOSPITAL, RECEIVED THE MEDICATION YOU NEED
TO BE A LIE. I WILL WORK WITH HIM AND ANYONE TO MAKE SURE —
YOU NEED TO BE ALIVE. I WILL WORK WITH HIM AND ANYONE TO MAKE
SURE THAT YOU CAN GET THAT. YOU
AMAZING PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS COME YOU WORK SO HARD TO DO SO
MUCH FOR US. I WILL WORK WITH HIM, AND ANYONE ANYTIME,
ANYWHERE TO MAKE SURE WE CAN BE THERE FOR YOU. NOT AS DEMOCRAT
— DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS, BUT AS TEXANS AND AMERICANS. I WANT
TO MAKE SURE, ESPECIALLY, THAT THIS COMMUNITY THAT RAISED ME,
MADE ME WHO I AM , WHERE AMY AND I ARE SO LUCKY
AND FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE RAISING OUR KIDS, ULYSSES,
MOLLY, AND HENRY ARE WITH US TONIGHT, THAT WE OFFER OUR
EXPERIENCE AND OUR PERSPECTIVE AND OUR
COURAGE AND OUR CONFIDENCE ON THE ISSUES THAT WE KNOW BEST, — TO FORM SOMETHING POWERFUL, MAGICAL, AND NOTHING
TO BE AFRAID OF OR WALLED OFF, OR TO APOLOGIZE FOR. I WANT TO
MAKE SURE THAT THIS PROUD COMMUNITY OFFERS ALL IT HAS TO
GIVE TO THIS COUNTRY , AND TO OUR FUTURE, AND TO
ENSURING THAT OUR GREATEST DAYS ARE STILL AHEAD. AND IF THE
POLICY THAT WE DRAFT, AND THE LAWS THAT WE WRITE, THE WAY IN
WHICH WE TREAT EACH OTHER, NOT OUT OF FEAR, IT COMES OUT OF
CONFIDENCE AND STRENGTH, AND THE KIND HEARTS THAT HAVE ALWAYS —
THAT I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN EL PASO TO HAVE. I DON’T KNOW ANY WAY TO SAY THIS
OTHER THAN, EL PASO, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I AM SO PROUD OF YOU IN THIS
CITY IN THIS COMMUNITY, AND WHAT YOU MEAN TO THE REST OF THIS
COUNTRY. AND WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED TONIGHT —
>>BETO O’ROURKE LIVING A CONCESSION SPEECH IN TEXAS FOR
THAT TEXAS SENATE RACE. OF COURSE , WE ARE HERE WITH EUGENE SCOTT
AND COLBY. OBVIOUSLY, REPUBLICANS HAVE THE BALANCE OF
POWER THERE. THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PUT POINTS ON THE MAP THAT
WERE EXPECTED. THEY WERE SORT OF GOING ON OFFENSE. THEY WERE NOT
ON DEFENSE THE WAY THE DEMOCRATS WERE. IT’S NOT A BIG SURPRISE,
BUT IS STILL A BIG WIN FOR THEM. AND A BIG WIN FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. HE WILL BE
TOUTING THIS AS A WIN. HE CAMPAIGNED HARD IN SENATE RACES
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN THESE TOUGH RACES LIKE MISSOURI AND
INDIANA IN NORTH DAKOTA THAT WE SAW THE DEMOCRATS LOSING PRETTY
WIDE RAID — RANGES. SOME CAN MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT IT WAS A
REFERENDUM — TRUMP CAN MAKE THE ARGUMENT
THAT IT WAS A REFERENDUM FOR HIM. AND COME OUT AND SAY THAT
THEY SUPPORT THINGS LIKE HIS IMMIGRATION POLICIES THAT WERE A
HOT TOPIC. ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED
PRESS, THE DEMOCRATS ARE TAKING CONTROL OF THE HOUSE. NO REAL
SURPRISE THERE. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING HOW THIS IS LOOKING MORE
AND MORE LIKELY AND THINGS WERE LOOKING
FAVORABLE TO DEMOCRATS. I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT NANCY PELOSI’S
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF THAT THE PRESIDENT CALLED HER TO EXTEND HIS CONGRATULATIONS ON
WINNING THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE MAJORITY.
>>THE BIG QUESTION NOW IS, CAN REPUBLICANS — CAN PRESIDENT
TRUMP WORK WITH CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS. PELOSI COULD FACE HER OWN
CHALLENGES IN THE WEEKS TO COME. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE IF THE
DEMOCRATS WANT TO HAVE THAT KIND OF FIGHT RIGHT NOW. SHE COULD
JUST BE A TRANSITIONAL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE FOR THE COMING YEAR
OR TWO. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COULD BE A
FRONT THEY COULD WORK TOGETHER ON IN A DIVIDED GOVERNMENT WITH
PRESIDENT TRUMP. YOU THINK ABOUT PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS,
ADDRESSING HEALTHCARE COVERAGE, INFRASTRUCTURE. INFRASTRUCTURE
IS ALWAYS TOUTED AS AN ISSUE WHERE THEY COULD WORK TOGETHER. WE HAVE HAD THIS FREEDOM CAUCUS
IN THE HOUSE GOP FOR SO LONG, I WONDER, WILL DEMOCRATS HAVE
THEIR OWN FREEDOM CAUCUS THAT PROGRESSES AND SAYS — SENATOR
PELOSI, ENOUGH WITH THE DEALS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. WE WANT TO
IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP. IF THE DEMOCRATS IMPEACH DIMOCK
— PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE HOUSE, IT GOES TO TRIAL IN THE SENATE.
A REPUBLICAN SENATE IS NOT GOING TO CONVINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP.
>>THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WILL JUST STOP RIGHT THERE. I THINK
WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO REMEMBER IS THAT EVEN THOUGH
THEY WON THE HOUSE, SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WENT TO THE POLLS IN
THE UNITED STATES ARE NOT BACKING THEIR AGENDA AND THEIR
VIEW OF WHAT AMERICA SHOULD BE, WHEN IT IS TRYING TO CREATE ITS
MOST GRAY SOCIETY — GREAT SOCIETY FOR ALL THOSE
INVOLVED. IT’S NOT SO MUCH WORKING WITH TRUMP, BUT OTHER
REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS. >>LET’S CHECK IN WITH FLORIDA.
OUR COLLEAGUE RHONDA COLEMAN HAS BEEN THERE
ALL NIGHT AT BILL NELSON’S WATCH PARTY, AND JOINS US NOW. HI,
RHONDA. >>HI, LIBBY. WE ARE STILL HERE
AT SENATOR NELSON’S WATCH PARTY. A LOT OF THESE SUPPORTERS HAVE
GONE HOME. THERE ARE A FEW AROUND IN THE HALLWAYS. EVERYBODY IS WAITING TO HEAR
SOMETHING. WE JUST HEARD FROM GOVERNOR SCOTT. HE JUST GAVE A
SPEECH WITH A LONG LIST OF THANK YOU’S TOO MANY NATIONAL
REPUBLICANS WHO HELPED CAMPAIGNED FOR HIM ACROSS THE
STATES. I DO SEE A FULL — FEW MORE PEOPLE TRICKLING IN. I DO
NOT KNOW IF THIS IS THE NELSON CAMP COMING IN, BUT WE ARE
SEEING A LOT MORE PEOPLE AND STAFFERS COMING IN RIGHT NOW, SO
STANDBY. OKAY. YOU KNOW WHAT, I AM GOING TO GO
AHEAD AND TOSS BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO AND LISTEN TO WHAT
THE CAMPAIGN STAFFER HAS TO SAY ASSESSMENT.
>>– HAS TO SAY. >>LET’S TALK ABOUT GOVERNORS.
OHIO RESULTS COMING THROUGH. A REPUBLICAN TAKING THAT SEAT. MIKE DeWINE
BEATING RON CORDRAY. THAT SEEMS LIKE A RACE DEMOCRATS COULD HAVE
ONE. >>OHIO HAS BEEN TRENDING
REPUBLICAN. IT HAS HAD CASE AFTER CASE OF REPUBLICAN
GOVERNOR. THE DEMOCRATS PICK UP A
GUBERNATORIAL STATE IN MICHIGAN. IT IS BIG TO COME BACK IN
MICHIGAN. THEY PULLED BACK IN ILLINOIS. JB PRITZKER WINS IN
ILLINOIS. IT IS A VERY NARROW RACE IN WISCONSIN. GOT WALKER, A
TWO-TERM GOVERNOR LOOKING FOR A THIRD TERM. THAT RACE WITH TONY
E VERSE IS VERY CLOSE. YOU LOOK AT E VERSE — EVERS RACE, HE’S A DEMOCRAT
FOCUSED ON EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE. THE DEMOCRATS, THEY
DID NOT WIN IN OHIO, BUT CORDRAY IN OHIO, PRETTY PROGRESSIVE. HAD
RUN THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU. MIKE DeWINE, I WAS
SURPRISED HE WON IN SOME WAYS BECAUSE HE WAS AN OLDER NAME. HE
HAS BEEN IN OHIO POLITICS FOR THE DECADES. HE IS NOT THE MOST
ENERGETIC POLITICIAN. PRESIDENT TRUMP REMAINS PRETTY
POPULAR IN OHIO. >>WHAT ARE YOU TRACKING IN THE
GOVERNMENT — GOVERNOR RACES? >>I AM STILL WATCHING GEORGIA. IT
LOOKS LIKE RYAN KEMP COULD BE DOING WAY BETTER THAN PEOPLE
WERE PREDICTING. IT IS CAUSING A LOT OF CONCERN WITH A LOT OF
VOTERS AND CONCERNS ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION, AND WHAT COULD COME
FROM THAT. IT ULTIMATELY MIGHT NOT BE WHO WINS WHO MAKES
THE STORY, BUT HOW THIS WIN CAME ABOUT.
>>YOU HAVE TO GET OVER 50% TO BE DECLARED THE WINNER TONIGHT,
OTHERWISE IT GOES INTO A RUNOFF. COLBY, THE GOVERNOR’S RACE IS
YOU ARE WATCHING TONIGHT? BECKETT IF DEMOCRATS GO TO BED —
>>IF DEMOCRATS GO TO BED BROKENHEARTED, THEY ARE GOING TO
BED BROKENHEARTED OVER STACEY ABRAMS AND –. YOU SAW OPRAH
CAMPAIGN FOR STACEY ABRAMS. AND BETO O’ROURKE IN TEXAS. TO SEE
THE SPEAKER DOWN IS REALLY PAINFUL FOR DEMOCRATS.
>>KRIS KOBACH IN KANSAS. KRIS KOBACH IS A TRUMPER. HE WROTE
THE IMMIGRATION LAW FOR ARIZONA YEARS AGO. FOR KRIS KOBACH TO GO
DOWN IN THAT RACE –. IT IS INTERESTING , I WAS PRETTY CLOSE. DEMOCRATS
ARE LOOKING SOLID IN IOWA AND WISCONSIN IT HAS TO BE TOUGH FOR
THE DEMOCRATS. THEY CAN’T WIN IN TEXAS. THEY CANNOT WIN
STATEWIDE IN FLORIDA THIS TIME. IN GEORGIA. THAT IS WHERE
EVERYONE WAS FOCUSED ON. MAYBE WE DID NOT FOCUS ENOUGH ON THE
MIDWEST. >>WHICH WAS A PROBLEM IN 2016,
AS WELL. CALIFORNIA, WE HAVE NOT TALKED ABOUT CALIFORNIA TOO MUCH
TONIGHT BECAUSE THEY ARE A COUPLE OF HOURS BEHIND IN TERMS
OF POLLS CLOSING. OUR COLLEAGUE IS IN –. DALTON, HOW ARE THINGS GOING
THERE? BECKETT WELL, THINGS ARE GOING. POLLS CLOSED —
>>– >>Reporter: WELL, THINGS ARE
GOING. POLLS CLOSED A WHILE AGO. WE ONLY HAVE PRELIMINARY
RESULTS. A LITTLE OVER 100,000 VOTES HAVE COME IN AND ONLY 81
VOTES SEPARATE THE CANDIDATES. THE ATMOSPHERE HERE, IT IS LIKE A QUIET RIOT. THINGS
ARE PRETTY CALM. EVERYBODY IS GLUED TO THE SCREEN. THEY ARE
WAITING FOR THE RESULTS. CLEARLY, PEOPLE WERE BOMBED WHEN — BOMBED WHEN IT WAS
CALLED THAT THE HOUSE HAD FLIPPED TO THE DEMOCRATS. HE HAS SERIOUS
ROOTS IN THIS DISTRICT. HE IS AN UNUSUAL CANDIDATE. JUST BEHIND
ME YOU WILL SEE A SURFBOARD. HE IS HOPING THAT HIS HARD-LINE
STANCE ON IMMIGRATION AND THOSE LONG-STANDING ROUTES WILL BE
ENOUGH TO PULL HIM THROUGH. WE WILL SEE. WE ARE HERE ALL NIGHT.
HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL PICK UP A LITTLE BIT. RIGHT NOW, EVERYBODY
IS GLUED TO THE TELEVISION. BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.
>>THANK YOU. BOB, WHAT ARE YOU
WATCHING ON THE WEST COAST. I USE WEST COAST LIBERALLY TO TALK
ABOUT THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.
>>WE WILL ALL HAVE TO STAY UP LATE FOR CALIFORNIA. ALASKA, THAT GUBERNATORIAL RACE
HAS BEEN VERY STRANGE. THE INDEPENDENT GOVERNOR, AND BILL
WALKER. HE KIND OF QUIT THE RACE LATE IN THE GAME. AND MAGGIE ROGERS, DID YOU SEE
HER IN SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE RECENTLY. SHE IS VERY GOOD. YOU
HAVE TO RELAX SOMETIMES IN THIS NEWSROOM.
>>BAT IS GREAT ADVICE. — THAT IS GREAT ADVICE. AS A
FORMER ALASKAN, I AM VERY INTERESTED IN THAT RACE. IT HAS
GOTTEN TO BE A TOUGH CAMPAIGN. BILL WALKER, THE GOVERNOR WHO
HAS CHOSEN NOT TO RUN AGAIN, HIS NAME IS STILL ON THE BALLOT. WE
ARE ALSO SEEING A TIGHTER THAN EXPECTED RACE IN THE HOUSE FOR
ALASKA. IT IS A LARGE DISTRICT WHERE YOU REPRESENT EVERYONE IN
THE STATE. A TOUGH CHALLENGE. HE IS THE
LONGEST-SERVING REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. WE WILL SEE
HOW THE NUMBERS PLAY OUT FOR HIM TONIGHT. IT WILL BE A WHILE
BEFORE WE REALLY KNOW WHAT MATERIAL RISES — MATERIALIZES
THERE. I KNOW THE DISTRICTS AROUND
ORANGE COUNTY ARE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE PAYING ATTENTION. THERE
ARE ABOUT FIVE DISTRICTS THAT COULD GO EITHER WAY TONIGHT.
CALIFORNIA TAKES A WHILE TO COUNT THEIR BALLOTS. THEY DO IT
DIFFERENTLY THAN THE REST OF THE COMPANY. THERE IS AN OUTSIDE
CHANCE THAT WE DO NOT KNOW THE RESULTS OF CALIFORNIA FOR
ANOTHER WEEK. >>THAT IS THE SCENARIO WHERE WE
ARE ON THE EDGE OF OUR SEAT , WATCHING THE CONTROL OF THE
HOUSE DETERMINED BY HOW THESE CALIFORNIA RACES COME TOGETHER.
IT WILL CERTAINLY MATTER IN TERMS OF THE MARGINS THE
DEMOCRATS HAVE. >>IT WILL MATTER , ESPECIALLY IN THE SENATE, BUT
CERTAINLY IN THE HOUSE. WHAT THESE VOTERS OF THESE VARIOUS
DIFFERENT — DISTRICTS LOOK LIKE, AND HOW MUCH OF A GAP BETWEEN VICTORY AND
LOSS THEY GAVE THE PERSON WHO ONE. THAT WILL CERTAINLY
DETERMINE WHAT THEY CAN PUT FORWARD IN THIS WHOLE CLIMATE
THAT TRUMP HAS CREATED IN WASHINGTON.
>>LET’S CHECK IN IN ARIZONA. OUR COLLEAGUE IS AT THE McSALLY
WATCH PARTY. HOW ARE THINGS GOING?
>>LIBBY, EXCITEMENT AND ENTHUSIASM HAS WANED A BIT AND
GIVEN INTO –. WE PROBABLY WILL NOT HAVE A
WINNER DECLARED TONIGHT BECAUSE ABOUT 10% OF THE VOTES WERE
EARLY BALLOTS THAT WERE HAND-DELIVERED TO PEOPLE TO POLLING PLACES TODAY INSTEAD
OF MAIL THEN. THOSE WILL NOT BE COUNTED UNTIL THURSDAY BECAUSE
EACH SIGNATURE HAVE TO BE VERIFIED. THAT MEANS WHAT HAS
ALREADY BEEN A VERY LONG AND BITTER RACE WILL LIKELY LAST
ANOTHER COUPLE OF DAYS. THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE INTERESTED
HERE. WE HAVE JUST HEARD FROM THE GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY WHO
COASTED TO REELECTION TONIGHT. HE WAS JOINED ON STAGE BY CINDY
McCAIN, WIDOW OF JOHN McCAIN. HE SAYS THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN,
BUT WE STILL DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE SAID REGARDING THIS
CLOSELY WATCH RACE. WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER. LIBBY,
EUGENE — >>JESSE, I DO NOT THINK YOU ARE
ALLOWED TO GO HOME UNTIL IT IS ALL OVER. WE WILL SEE YOU BACK
HERE IN DC EVENTUALLY. >>LET’S GO TO PHILLIP BUMP. HE IS
KEEPING TRACK OF ALL THESE RACES.
>>I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THE BIG PICTURE. IT
IS GETTING CLOSE TO THE END OF THE NIGHT FOR THE EAST COAST.
LET’S LOOK AT WHERE THINGS STAND. THE STORY OF THE NIGHT IS
THIS, THESE TWO BOXES THAT I AM DRIVING. REPUBLICANS MOVING OVER
THE MIDPOINT LINE IN THE SENATE. DEMOCRATS MOVING UP TO AND WILL CERTAINLY
MOVE OVER THE MIDPOINT LINE IN THE HOUSE. THIS IS NOT A
SURPRISE. THE DEMOCRATS WERE EXPECTED TO TAKE THE HOUSE.
EVERYTHING THAT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
THE QUESTION IS, HOW FAR WOULD IT STRETCH? WE WANT KNOW THE
ANSWER TO THIS FOR SOMETIME. THAT THE REPUBLICANS DID THIS
WELL WAS NOT REALLY EXPECTED. THEY WILL PROBABLY
PICK UP AT LEAST TWO SEATS IN THE SENATE. IT DEPENDS ON WHAT
HAPPENS IN NEVADA AND ARIZONA. THESE ARE THE STORIES YOU WILL
HEAR FROM BOTH SIDES TOMORROW. THE DEMOCRATS TALKING ABOUT THE
HOUSE, AND THE REPUBLICANS TALKING ABOUT THE SENATE. THE
THING THAT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER IS THIS, EVERY SINGLE
PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE DEMOCRATS EASILY
WINNING THE POPULAR VOTE IN THE HOUSE. BUT, THE DEMOCRATS WILL
ALSO PROBABLY WIN THE POPULAR VOTE IN THE SENATE. WHY, BECAUSE
THEY RANK CLOSE RACES IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA, AND EASILY ONE –.
— WON –. THIS WAS ALWAYS A YEAR THAT THE REPUBLICANS WERE
EXPECTED TO DO WELL IN THE SENATE, AND SURE ENOUGH THEY
DID. >>PHILLIP BUMP, THANK YOU FOR
CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS FOR US. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHERE THINGS GO
FROM HERE. IT IS 12:25 A.M. EAST COAST TIME. WHERE DO THINGS GO FROM HERE?
WHAT WILL YOU STILL BE WATCHING TO UNFOLD TONIGHT, AND WHAT
HAPPENS TOMORROW? >>AT THIS POINT TONIGHT, YOU
HAVE TO WATCH THE RETURNS IN CALIFORNIA BECAUSE THAT WILL
WITH — DETERMINE THE MARGIN OF THE
HOUSE. IF THE DEMOCRATS WIN 35, 40, 45 SEAT, THAT WILL A LOT
ABOUT THE POLITICAL CAPITAL NANCY PELOSI HAS. YOU
HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE GUBERNATORIAL RACES THAT STILL
HAVE TO BE COUNTED. DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO COME BACK IN
THE STATES FOR SO LONG. YOU THINK ABOUT THE 2014 — 2010 AND
2014 CYCLES, THEY HAVE SUFFERED EVER SINCE.
WITH THE REDRAWING OF THE MAPS, THEY HAVE JUST STRUGGLED IN
STATE LEGISLATURES. IF THEY CAN START COMING BACK IN
PLACES LIKE KANSAS, MICHIGAN, AND WISCONSIN, THAT WILL SAY A
LOT ABOUT THE PARTY, NOT JUST NOW, BUT 5-10 YEARS DOWN THE
ROAD. >>YES. WHAT I AM LOOKING AT IS
THE ARIZONA SENATE. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO SET — TO TELL.
IT’S AT ABOUT 60%. I’M A LITTLE EMOTIONALLY
INVESTED. I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING RACE. IN TERMS
OF THE GUBERNATORIAL RACES, I AM WATCHING THOSE AS WELL BECAUSE
OF THE DEMOCRATS INABILITY TO HAVE A HUGE IMPACT AT THE STATE
LEVEL. AND THE MORALE, WONDERING HOW DEMOCRATS IN THE STATES, AND
STATES THAT THEY WERE HOPING TO TURN OUT A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR,
JUST DID NOT, AND HOW THESE VOTERS FEEL.
>>I JUST WONDER HOW LONG WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THIS TO HIM BY GOD
THAT WE ARE HEARING TONIGHT FROM NANCY PELOSI. I WILL EXPECT
RESIDENT — PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL SAY SOMETHING SIMILAR ABOUT
WANTING TO WORK WITH HER. I IMAGINE THAT WILL NOT LAST LONG.
I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL LAST. WE WILL WAIT TO SEE WHEN
THEY COME BACK, IF THEY START FIGHTING IN JANUARY. I HAVE LOTS
OF THOUGHTS ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TIME FOR ALL OF THEM.
REPUBLICANS DID BETTER THAN THE DEMOCRATS HAD HOPED FOR.
>>THAT LAST-MINUTE REDISTRICTING
THAT HAPPENED, THEY WERE HOPING THAT WOULD HELP.
>>THEY HAVE ADDED WOMEN TO THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WHEN THERE WAS ZERO OUT OF 20.
THERE WERE A NUMBER OF RACES THAT WERE CLOSE THAT DEMOCRATS
THOUGHT THEY COULD BRING SABRINA BACK TO BEING A BLUE STATE. IT
SEEMS LIKE IT IS — THAT THEY COULD BRING BACK TO BEING A BLUE
STATE. THERE WERE SOME OTHER PICKUPS THEY HOPE TODAY — TO DO
THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. >>MY HOMETOWN OF BOOK — BUCK
COUNTY, IT LOOKS LIKE FITZPATRICK HAS SURVIVED. YOU
ARE RIGHT. IT IS NOT A TRUMP STATE, TRUMP WANT IT. BUT,
REPUBLICANS HAVE SHOWN — TRUMP WON IT. BUT, REPUBLICANS HAVE
SHOWN SOME STRENGTH IN THE STATES. THERE ARE GLIMMERS THAT THEY DID
A DECENT JOB TONIGHT. >>I AM INTERPRETING THIS AS A
TOUGH NIGHT FOR DEMOCRATS IN A SENSE THAT SOME OF THE RISING
STARS AND PEOPLE THEY HAD THEIR HOPES PINNED ON HAVE GONE DOWN. OF COURSE, THE HOUSE IS A BIG
DEAL. THAT IS A BIG NARRATIVE OF THE NIGHT. A HUGE WIN FOR
DEMOCRATS. DO WE HAVE THREE NATIVE PENNSYLVANIANS AT THIS
TABLE? >>OH, WELL.
>>YOU ARE OUTNUMBERED, EUGENE.>>I’M GOING TO GO UPSTAIRS TO
HANNAH JEWELL WHO IS NOT FROM PENNSYLVANIA. HANNAH, TAKE IT
AWAY. >>I HAVE BEEN THERE TWICE AND
HAVE ENJOYED IT BOTH TIMES. WE ARE PULLING ANALYSTS WHO HAVE
SOME SCIENTIFIC DATA ABOUT THE MOOD OF THE ELECTORATE. WE ARE
GOING TO TALK ABOUT FEELINGS IN A SCIENTIFIC WAY. WE AS PEOPLE
IN THIS DISTRICT HOW THEY FELT ABOUT THE ELECTION. THE MOST COMMON REPOT —
RESPONSE, AT 42%, WAS HOPEFUL. MORE DEMOCRATS THAN REPUBLICANS
SAID THEY WERE HOPEFUL. ANXIOUS AND ANGRY WERE VERY POPULAR
EMOTIONS.>>A COMPLICATED MIX. TELL US
WHAT ALL THE FEELINGS ARE. >>WELL INFORMED, A THIRD OF THE
ELECTRIC. SAD , 28% SAID THEY WERE SAD.
PATRIOTIC , ABOUT 25%, WHICH IS MORE THAN
I EXPECTED. OVERWHELMED, 18%. IT’S A QUESTION WE ASKED IN THE
NEWSROOM BECAUSE A LOT OF US ARE FEELING OVERWHELMED. APPARENTLY
THAT IS SHARED BY THOSE IN BATTLEGROUND STATES. 17% SAID
EMPOWERED. >>WHERE IS THE BIGGEST DIVIDE
BETWEEN THE PARTIES AMONG THESE FEELINGS.
>>ONE OF THE BIGGEST AREAS OF DIVIDED ANXIETY. DEMOCRATS ARE
MORE AND GET — ANXIOUS. THERE IS ALSO MORE
ANGER ON THE DEMOCRAT SIDE THEN REPUBLICANS.
>>INC. YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING TO US. — THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
TALKING TO US. >>CLOSING THOUGHTS AS WE WRAP
UP OUR COVERAGE TONIGHT. ALASKA HAS A COUPLE LAST REMAINING
PARTS OF THE STATE THAT HAVE TO HAVE POLLS CLOSING
THERE. WE ARE PRETTY MUCH WRAPPED UP AS WE MOVE WEST IN
TERMS OF THE RACES WE ARE WATCHING TONIGHT. THE BROADCAST IS ALMOST OVER. ROBERT COSTA,
CLOSING THOUGHTS FOR THE EVENING.
>>THIS COUNTRY, A GREAT COUNTRY CONTINUES TO SURPRISE US. IT
SURPRISED US IN 2016, AND IT SURPRISED US TONIGHT. WE
SOMETIMES EXPECT TRADITIONAL NARRATIVES IN POLITICS. THERE
WAS NOT A DEMOCRATIC — BLUE WAVE TONIGHT. DEMOCRATS WON IN
RED STATES, IN THE SUBURBS. BUT THEY STRUGGLED IN URBAN AREAS. THIS IS A CHANGING
COUNTRY, A DIVIDED COUNTRY, AND A SURPRISING COUNTRY.
>>COLBY — >>I THINK SOME OF THE BIG
WINNERS TONIGHT ARE WOMEN. WE ARE GOING TO CA HISTORIC NUMBER
OF WOMEN IN CONGRESS NEXT YEAR. THAT IS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE NO MATTER
WHAT PARTY YOU ARE, THAT WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SOME GENDER
EQUITY IN CONGRESS. >>EUGENE —
>>DESPITE LOW APPROVAL RATINGS, I THINK DONALD TRUMP IS STILL
ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE VOTE TURNER OUTERS IN THE GOP. THE
LAST TWO WEEKS SHOWED THAT. HIM HITTING THE TRAIL, HE WAS ABLE
TO RESONATE WITH HIS BASE. AND EVEN PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THE
BASE, SOME OF THE INDEPENDENCE THAT PEOPLE THOUGHT HE HAD LOST,
HE GAVE SOME GAS TO SOME OF THOSE WINS.
>>QUESTIONS ABOUT VOTER INFRINGEMENT AND STATES LIKE
GEORGIA, AS WE EVALUATE IT THIS BACK WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DID
NOT WORK. DO YOU EXPECT IT CAN — IT TO CONTINUE TO BE A
PUSH FOR CLARITY TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO THE POLLS AND ALLOW
MORE PEOPLE TO VOTE? >>ABSOLUTELY. ONE OF THE MAIN
CONCERNS WE LOOK AT GEORGIA AND FLORIDA, SOME OF THESE
THREE-HOUR WEIGHTS THAT SOME VOTERS COULD NOT PUT UP WITH.
SOME PEOPLE PROBABLY WALKED AWAY IN THESE RACES THAT WERE DECIDED
BY ONE VOTE. DESANTO’S ONE BY 1%. WHY IS VOTING SO DIFFICULT IN THE UNITED STATES.
>>EUGENE SCOTT, THANK YOU SO MUCH. COLBY AND BOB, GREAT TO
END THE NIGHT WITH YOU GUYS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE
PEOPLE WHO PUT THIS SHOW TOGETHER. I AM LIBBY CASEY.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING US TONIGHT ON OUR VARIOUS
PLATFORMS. STAY TUNED AS WE CONTINUE TO UPDATE OUR
RESULTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. THANK YOU. >>WHEN IT’S THIS TIGHT, YOU
FIGURE YOU BETTER COME OUT. >>I ENCOURAGED EVERYBODY I KNOW
TO GET OUT AND VOTE. >>I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK
TO DO. >>WE ARE PUMPED UP. I CAN’T
WAIT TO GET OUT AND VOTE. SPECK OF THE MIDDLE GROUND IS WHERE WE
NEED TO BE. –‘S BACK AT THE MIDDLE GROUND
IS WHERE WE NEED TO BE.

49 Comments

  • Reply PAPAYAMAN November 7, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Stupid is as stupid does…

  • Reply Rick and Rodney Travel Channel November 7, 2018 at 5:52 am

    The crumbling schools are always in the blue districts

  • Reply DanielCYA November 7, 2018 at 6:05 am

    ew they took house can we get Trump re-elected so that we can get another chance to get actual things done

  • Reply Rohnda Harris November 7, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Thank you god for blessing the country maybe things will become equal again thanks Democrat i have been praying for our country.god bless each one of you.

  • Reply Larry Dallas November 7, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Yeah, America STILL wants to hold on to being STUPID…So much for the BLUE TIDE…WE made SOME GAINS…I GUESS…

  • Reply sloetree November 7, 2018 at 6:46 am

    It's Mueller Time!!!

  • Reply Born In Shithole Country November 7, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Winner: Donald Trump Losers: The American people.

  • Reply HemiHead664 November 7, 2018 at 6:48 am

    We'll make sure that the Conservatives get hurry up and die already Trumpcare. A nice skinny policy that covers nothing for all of them.

  • Reply bjfdog November 7, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Well, it's 10:13 pm here on the West Coast of America and white rich racist people really like to cheat, lie, and steal to win. Then the poor folks who are broke and angry seem to vote FOR the very Trump who is going to screw them more. He doesn't care about you at all. He's a sociopath. A guy who only cares about himself. Kids, if your parents are voting for this guy and his criminal friends go beat them up.

  • Reply HemiHead664 November 7, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Thank God the King of voter suppression, Kris Kobach, lost.

  • Reply 64 dodge 330 November 7, 2018 at 6:57 am

    dems take control of house-DEPRESSING!!!!!!

  • Reply ASMRHype November 7, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I like that the Dems control house but Nancy pelosi ugh

  • Reply Thomas Barrett November 7, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Trump's election and continuing base of cult-like followers reminds me of the rise of Mussolini and other strong man demagogues. I used to wonder how that could happen but now I see that Plato was right about democracies being especially vulnerable to authoritarian figures. As a Canadian, if Americans wish to destroy their country that's their business, I just wish we were a little further away.

  • Reply Fredia Creech November 7, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Sorry ….but Orlando shooting and Parkland were both a total HOAX LIE FOR THE GUN GRABBERS.

  • Reply Freddie Kruger November 7, 2018 at 7:25 am

    DEMOCRATS 💪😁
    REPUBLICANS 😢😭

  • Reply Conspiracy, Occult, Illuminati & NWO Media Review November 7, 2018 at 7:32 am

    David Hogg and MARCH FOR OUR LIVES are disgraceful traitors.

  • Reply Giddeon Goode November 7, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Yeah now we can bring all of Central America into the US. That'll show em!

  • Reply menace 2 society November 7, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Drinking republicunt tears on the rocks ,shaken not stirred 🍸🍹🍷🍺🍻🍻🥂🥃🥃

  • Reply TazTalksYouListen November 7, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Isn't it simply amazing how concentrated our little blue clumps of morons are all scattered about this bright, red country?

  • Reply Doli Kyu November 7, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Red wave is coming!!!!! no! Already have come!

  • Reply KangarooPawz November 7, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Wow is she talking to teenagers or six year olds?

  • Reply Lee Peck November 7, 2018 at 8:12 am

    A political theatre. Why is everyone divided do you think? Red vs Blue etc etc, why not come together and do things that better humanity as a whole, better the earth as a whole. You lot vote for imbalance, far right, far left? It will never better any of you, you'll always be unhappy with something and you'll always be divided. Think about that, ponder it.

  • Reply BRYLANT5700 November 7, 2018 at 8:20 am

    So it looks like USA has taken to many communists and pure idiots in to country . Keep taking them and keep producing idiots , Soon Americans will migrate to better places. I would never ever accept in to my home someone who want to rule my house and family . I keep my gun and I give warning and if no results than no mercy. Evil and stupidity has no place amount good and wise.

  • Reply David McNeil November 7, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Gun control in Florida…….yeah right. Do any of these idiots know how many guns there are in Miami.

  • Reply J Clark November 7, 2018 at 8:24 am

    A Dem controlled House must be aggressive in fighting the trump regime!Texas voters did our part!
    Now, we can protect Mueller's work and check trump the pervy traitor!

    Beto is such a great man! Texas Dems won (flipped) the State Senate seat-totally a giant win that would have been the biggest story except for "Beto vs Cruz" story. Allred won and Pete Sessions(in office for a half century) was finally defeated by a DEM-OMGosh, truly a Blue wave-then Texas Dems flipped 4 House seats, and elected all Dems in nearly all open local races! 5 Repub's who messed with immigrants lost their offices to DEMS.
    Really, a Blue wave in Texas-despite a somewhat predicted Beto loss.GO TEXAS BLUE wave!

  • Reply Jp Jp November 7, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Those crazy libtards in Arizona were trying to silence the truth.

  • Reply Jp Jp November 7, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Look at it! Criminals or not, those foreigners literally would be committing an invasion. That's literally the definition of "invasion." This is America. It's our country, not any one else's. We speak English and only English here.

  • Reply leo jenkins November 7, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Keep on dreaming. But I would rather get shot in America then melted in Europe by Muslims migrants. And yes this is happening in Europe that's why Britain voted to leave.

  • Reply Queen Jasmine November 7, 2018 at 9:10 am

    You all really want America to turn into Cuba and Venezuela? Democrats are Communists.

  • Reply Παναγιώτης ΜΧΣ November 7, 2018 at 9:37 am

    No street riots and private property looting today i guess

  • Reply Graphic Truth November 7, 2018 at 9:39 am

    All these shootings are staged for gun grabbing by the Democrats. We are doomed here!

  • Reply LazyJack2003 November 7, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I am disappointed. I had hoped for a blue landslide victory that would have shown the disgust the majority feels about Trump and his GOP in its current shape. What we see feels more like the “usual” technical correction we often see in Midterms, – but not more. That means that Trump, his style and his evil has been accepted by a large part of the country and he has a good chance to be re-elected in2020. What a nightmare.

  • Reply Frank M November 7, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Great our country us fucked. Judt let immagrats in and keep the lies coming

  • Reply kr pe November 7, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I didn't even have to show ID this year to vote how crazy is that. You can easily go online find out who hasn't voted in years walk in and pretend to be them and cast 20 votes in one day if you wanted to. That right there is saying something about our voting system. Scary.

  • Reply Lissette’s Bloom November 7, 2018 at 10:32 am

    They forget the senate and the judges.

  • Reply Adam C November 7, 2018 at 10:40 am

    REPUBLICANS HAVE A WINNING FORMULA: JUST SAY I HATE BLACKS, JEWS, AND MEXICANS, AND THEY WILL WIN EVERY ELECTION.

  • Reply Adam C November 7, 2018 at 10:40 am

    REPUBLICANS HAVE A WINNING FORMULA: JUST SAY I HATE BLACKS, JEWS, AND MEXICANS, AND THEY WILL WIN EVERY ELECTION.

  • Reply Jeffrey Galie November 7, 2018 at 11:13 am

    "beep boop, beep boop, boooooooop…"

  • Reply moosemieser November 7, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Obozo tore kids away from their parents and actually put them in the cages…where the media took their pictures and held on to them until trump got in office. This Moron has never bought a gun or she’d realize it is much easier to vote, especially if your here illegally. No surprise the swamp voted for Satan’s pet party.

  • Reply drout November 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    dems won because of so many snowflakes in this generation. Take care, US. Your men are becoming more and more feminine…

  • Reply Darren Withers November 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I am delighted by the results. I was expecting Republicans to gain more house seats.

  • Reply phillip chan November 7, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    She said, " Easy to buy a gun?". How? No one can buy the gun without the LTC and credit check! It is not go to market to get a milk. That's not easy. You can't stop the gun man without gun.
    I am so disappointed with Democrats "taught people the anger, and make them confused their decision". I am so sorry American. Russia and China will lead the world if you guys are still separate the RED and BLUE.

  • Reply Polijuana Cracker November 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Impeach him for what? Someone please enlighten me.

  • Reply Farid Pore November 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    "Restore core values of ….,"
    Seems strong voice from her mouth!

  • Reply EHDROCK November 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    See, I told ya President Trump, told ya "we got this" and we did! From the very bottom of my heart — Congratulations America!!! We got both. America is great again thanks to all of you who will fight to protect our Constitutional Republic, the laws existing under it, and the People abiding by it!!!! MAN, YOUR VOICE REACHED OUTTA SPACE IT WAS SO LOUD. GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR GETTING OUT THERE — WINNING!!! LOL. THANKS CHARLIE SHEEN, NOW WE KNOW WHY YA SAID IT!!! LOL. SAY, HE WENT OUT THERE TOO. LOL. GREAT JOB GUYS, "NOTHING CAN STOP US WE ARE ALL THE WAY UP"! LIBERTY GOES ON TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY. AND THE WORD HAS TAKEN NOTICE. THEY'RE COMING WITH US.

  • Reply TM Gui November 8, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Good job America although it was too bad the Red wave didn't hit the House! No comment from the POS Kenyan who lost again to Pres. Trump? Hahaha.

  • Reply eastwood November 8, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    So, this is the end of USA….glad that I leave in East Europe 🙂

  • Reply Marion Contch February 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Nice work

  • Reply Jonathan Allen April 23, 2019 at 5:53 am

    1:59:03 is where the coverage begins.

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