The Democratic gains mark a significant turnaround for a party that has been losing clout in state legislatures for nearly a decade.
In Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum was defeated in his bid to become the state’s first black governor in one of the nation’s most closely watched races.
Contests that the party had hoped to put away remain toss-ups, even as Democrats run strongly in states where they now serve as chief executives.
Authorities charged Robert Bowers in a 44-count indictment, including federal hate crimes, in the shooting that left 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
The mayor, citing security and family wishes, says the president should postpone his trip until after the victims are buried.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto called the attack the “darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history,” after the victims' names were read out Sunday morning, and disputed President Trump’s suggestion that the synagogue should have had armed guards.
People of many faiths gathered at the Sixth Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood to unify against hate.
The candidates for Florida governor face off on race, crime, corruption and the caravan of immigrants.
Two Florida Democratic Party county chairs told The Post that they received the robocall Tuesday morning. It follows on the heels of a separate robocall in August.
Erie, Pa. has received 93 inches of snow in December so far, making it snowiest month in the city's history.