House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 12) denied in an interview that there was a Republican “wave” this year. “I do not believe what happened the other night is a wave,” she said. “There was no wave of approval for the Republicans. I wish them congratulations, they won the election, but there was no wave of approval for anybody. There was an ebbing, an ebb tide, for us.”
Pelosi said she would once again run for minority leader, saying she “would have thought about leaving” if Democrats had won. “It’s always time for fresh leadership, but my members have asked me to stay,” she said. “If they want me to stay, I stay. If they don’t want me to stay, I won’t stay.” (Politico)
GA-12 HAD THE MOST ADS. The race in Georgia’s 12th District, in which Rep. John Barrow (D) lost to Rep.-elect Rick Allen (R), had more TV ads than any other House race: 32,526 in total. The rest of the top eight were: Florida’s 2nd District, Arizona’s 2nd District, West Virginia’s 3rd District, Montana’s at-large district, Arizona’s 1st District, California’s 52nd District, and Illinois’s 12th District.
Nationally, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ran more ads than the National Republican Congressional Committee, 64,210 to 55,960. (Bloomberg)