The Democrats are likely to have a thin majority in the House, which means any legislation would require broader compromise, empowering moderates from both parties, Russell said.
Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny.
The election is the culmination of two years of Democratic activism beginning virtually the day after Trump won the 2016 election and officially kicking off with Women's Marches across the country on the day after his inauguration.
IN voters have a positive view of the nation's economic outlook - seven in 10 said the nation's economy is good while about 3 in 10 said it isn't. "Thank you to all!"
Two hours earlier, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders had touted Trump's role in the process.
Despite his party losing the House, Trump wrote on Twitter,"Tremendous success tonight".
The loss of power will test Trump's political hold on House Republicans, most of whom had pledged their support for him lest they face the wrath of the party's core supporters, who remain in his corner.
Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to win the House.
Sanders says Trump also called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "to congratulate him on historic Senate gains".
"Tomorrow will be a new day in America", Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said at a victory party in Washington.
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In Texas, Republican Ted Cruz Cruz was projected to beat his challenger, Democratic rising star Beto O'Rourke.
In Arizona, where Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally are locked in a dead heat, Trump's approval is 52%, with 47% who disapprove. Democrats who picked up Republican-held seats included Donna Shalala, a former Cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton, in Florida.
"New York will once again be a progressive beacon as Democrats continue to build the blue wall of resistance against Washington Republicans' extremist agenda", she added.
Former Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott held a narrow lead over incumbent Democratic Sen.
As millions of voters turned out to vote, Democrats claimed that they were 100 per cent sure of reclaiming the House from Mr Trump's Republicans. Fundraising reports from the third quarter of 2018 cemented those fears as Democrats outraised Republican opponents in competitive House races.
Pollsters, gun shy after getting their 2016 presidential prediction wrong, urged caution.
Twenty-five percent described health care and immigration as the most important issues in the election, according to AP VoteCast, a national survey of the electorate.
President Donald Trump and his allies have been whipping up conservative voters in recent days, campaigning on the threat of a migrant caravan making its way to the United States, and boasting of the roaring economy. It has lost ground among women, suburban voters, voters with college degrees, while showing little ability to win over young and minority voters.
Historically, the party of the president loses seats in Congress after a presidential election, a dressing-down of the chief executive from voters. The Republican side of the aisle elected mostly white men.
Democrats were elected to more than 34 seats and now occupy a majority of the state Senate's 63 seats.
Republicans retained control of the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Democratic incumbents in IN and North Dakota and handing President Donald Trump a triumph by ensuring they will remain as guardians of his conservative agenda for two more years.