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LIVE: Several firsts made history in midterm election

07 November 2018 10:07 AM
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LIVE: Several firsts made history in midterm election

Nevada's newest senator, Jacky Rosen, 61, decided to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller last year when she was only six months into her first term as congresswoman from the Las Vegas area.

Democrat Claire McCaskill's good fortune finally ran out on Tuesday when Republican Josh Hawley flipped a crucial Senate seat in Missouri.

Before launching his political career as a Republican, Braun voted in Democratic primaries until shortly before he first ran for the statehouse in 2014. He previously served as a member of a local school board.

It was on display late in his Senate campaign when he minimised Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by characterising them as "teenagers who evidently were drunk". As with some other statements during his career, 57-year-old Cramer found himself explaining and defending the remark — but eventually riding out the damage.

Tennessee is replacing Bob Corker, one of the Senate GOP's most outspoken critics of President Donald Trump — at least at times — with a close ally of the president in Marsha Blackburn.


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