Elections Democrats


  • President Barack Obama

    Striking a conciliatory tone Wednesday, President Barack Obama addressed reporters at the White House in his first public appearance since the Republican Party snatched 60 U.S. House seats in an election rout.

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    Of the 98 House races tracked by Facebook, the candidate with more "Fans" won 74 percent of the time.

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    No question. Our long ailing economy played a deciding role in delivering the Republicans a victory in last night's elections. Six out of ten voters say that the economy was their primary concern.

  • House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner pledged Wednesday that Republicans will use their new House majority to seek a "smaller, less costly, and more accountable government," and said he hoped President Barack Obama would join them.

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    It’s hard moving from the boardroom to the cloakroom. Businesspeople jumping into politics in a big way — skipping a run for mayor, state legislature, or even Congress — have a hard time. This election, three former CEOs, all women, all Republicans, failed to close the deal.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    The midterm results represented a “repudiation” of the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats, not necessarily a “validation” or Republicans, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), told CNBC Wednesday.

  • The vote for the Republicans is not an endorsement of the Tea Party or their radical solutions that would privatize Social Security and roll back letting kids stay on healthcare, or for severe cuts in vital programs like Medicare and Social Security.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    Housing will be the main financial issue for the newly configured Congress, Camden Fine, president CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America, told CNBC Wednesday.

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    If the US government doesn’t act soon to reduce the deficit and debt, it will become like Greece in a few years, Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-N.H.), told CNBC Wednesday.

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    Republicans don’t have a mandate to impose a rigid conservative agenda. Voters want less government and smaller deficits but polls indicate upwards to 80 percent want Republicans to compromise with Democrats to get things done.

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    California voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales.

  • U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    Voters swept Democrats from power in the House and strengthened the ranks of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in an election rout that dealt a sharp rebuke to President Obama.

  • Harry Reid (D)

    Republicans will win enough seats to take control of the House but not the Senate, NBC News projected. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid held on to his seat in Nevada.  California elected Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer.

  • U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    Republicans will win enough seats to take control of the House, NBC projected, and make big Senate gains in an election rout that delivered a sharp rebuke to President Obama.

  • Voters

    Voters were intensely worried about the future of the economy, a tide of dismay that rolled through groups that can swing elections—women, independents, suburbanites—and turned more of them toward Republicans.

  • Richard Blumenthal (D)

    Republicans rolled up key early election wins on Tuesday after a long and bitter campaign, though Democrat Richard Blumenthal won the Senate race in Connecticut

  • Rand Paul (R)

    Republicans gained a Senate seat in Indiana and tea party favorite Rand Paul coasted to victory in Kentucky in midterm elections Tuesday night.

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    Here's a look at the congressional seats, governorships, state legislatures and some of the ballot measures that will be on ballots around the country on Nov. 2.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    A Republican tsunami will be bullish for the dollar. The bigger the GOP landslide, the better it will be for the greenback.