Obama to make statement after U.S. election: White House

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Posted: Nov 05, 2014 7:40 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

"This afternoon, POTUS will convene a White House news conference. Details later this morning," Earnest said in a post on Twitter.

Obama's news conference will follow the midterm congressional elections that saw Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate and sweep a number of governors' races, dealing a blow to the president's Democratic Party.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)