Full Post Coverage of the National Elections From Nov. 4, 1998
Democrats Score Significant Upsets; GOP Struggles to Hold Hill Margins
In a surprising show of strength, Democrats fought Republicans to a
virtual draw in a fiercely contested midterm election.
Barbara Boxer cheers her reelection in California.
A Party Relieved, Reinvigorated
Analysis: Democrats who once thought they were facing the firing squad instead woke up with a new lease on life.
For Clinton, the Outlook Brightens
There were probably no two senators more despised at the White House than
Alfonse D'Amato (R-N.Y.) and Lauch Faircloth (R-N.C.)
Minnesota's Surprise: 'Governor Body'
Jesse "The Body" Ventura won a three-way race for
governor of Minnesota, delivering a harsh body blow to the political pros.
Poll Shows Democratic Gains With Key Voters
Democratic candidates performed much better than expected by
building a strong coalition of organized labor, black and Hispanic voters, and by making strong inroads among white men and the middle class.
House: Democrats Narrow GOP's Edge in House
Democrats became the first presidential party in more than six
decades to pick up House seats in a midterm election, but they fell short of
wresting control back from the Republican Party.
Senate: GOP's Hopes for Gain Thwarted
Democrats thwarted Republican hopes
of significantly expanding their 10-vote
margin in the Senate.
Governors: State Houses Change Parties
Democrats ended Republican
dominance of the nation's
crowning an Election Day that
included an unexpected Democratic
revival in the South.
Ballot Battles: Affirmative Action Ban Leading in Wa.
was poised to join California in banning the use of racial and
gender preferences in government hiring and contracting and in university
Gingrich: An Easy Victory, an Uneasy Future
House Speaker Newt Gingrich faces an uneasy future.
N.Y.: 'Senator Pothole' Gets Run Over by Schumer
New York Senator Alfonse D'Amatao was
finally pushed off the cliff by Rep. Charles E. Schumer, the sharp-elbowed
son of a Brooklyn exterminator.
Calif.: Davis, Boxer Win in Key State for Democrats
For the first
time in two decades Democrats will be
dominant in a state that will be critical in the
2000 presidential and congressional elections.
The South: Democrats Enjoy a Surge of Support
Democrats experienced a resurgence in the South, winning a a
series of elections in a region that in recent years had turned Republican.