2018 midterms: What happened, what’s next

People walk under a billboard encouraging people to vote following the U.S. Midterm elections in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. November 7, 2018.   REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage - RC125853C7E0

Senior Fellows Elaine Kamarck and Camille Busette discuss the results of the 2018 midterm elections, with focus on Democratic House gains, Republican Senate gains, and whether these changes presage working with President Trump on policy matters. They also address the record number of women elected to Congress, issues of racism, voter suppression, gerrymandering, and more.

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For more special Brookings Cafeteria episodes about the 2018 midterms, visit the BCP page. Also, more research and analysis from Brookings experts about the elections are here.

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Camilo Ramirez, Emily Horne, and our interns Tim Madden and Churon Bernier.

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2018 Midterm Elections