Mood is 'good' at White House midterm watch party: report

Mood is 'good' at White House midterm watch party: report
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The mood at the White House election watch party Tuesday night was "good," according to CNN.

As of around 9:00 p.m., CNN reported that sources said the mood was relatively positive. CNN also reported that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE was not yet present at the watch party.

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In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott was slightly ahead of Sen. Bob Nelson after 9 p.m.

Slightly before the CNN report went up, Democratic strategist James Carville said that there would be no blue wave coming to save Democrats.

"Hopefully the Democrats get the House back," he added. "I was a little more optimistic about Florida than it's turned out to be. I think we have nail-biting in a lot of places tonight."