RACE FOR THE HOUSE

Republicans Gain 13 Net Seats, Could Pick Up More

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Nov. 5, 2014, 2:35 a.m.

As of early Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Re­pub­lic­ans picked up 13 net seats on the House, win­ning 14 new seats and only los­ing one, al­though they are likely to in­crease that num­ber as more res­ults come in.

Re­pub­lic­an wins in­cluded FL-26, GA-12, IL-10, IL-12, IA-01, NC-07, NH-01, NV-04, NY-01, NY-21, NY-24, TX-23, UT-04, and WV-03. Their only loss so far has been Rep. Steve South­er­land’s (R-FL 02) seat, al­though Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE 02) is also los­ing in a race the As­so­ci­ated Press has not yet called. There are still about a dozen oth­er races in Demo­crat­ic-held dis­tricts that Re­pub­lic­ans have a chance at pick­ing up. The As­so­ci­ated Press has not called Rep. Ami Be­ra’s (D-CA 07) res­ults, but he trails former Rep. Doug Ose (R) by just over 3,000 votes with all the dis­trict’s pre­cincts re­port­ing.

Oth­er ma­jor races that had not yet been called as of Wed­nes­day morn­ing in­clude AZ-01, AZ-02, CA-03, CA-09, CA-16, CA-17, CA-26, CA-31, CA-36, CA-52, MD-06, ME-02NY-18, NY-25, and WA-04.

Full res­ults of all House races can be found on Hot­line’s Race Track­er.

Demo­crat­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Com­mit­tee Chair­man Steve Is­rael (D-NY 03) re­spon­ded to the losses by say­ing “it could have been worse.” “I won’t sug­ar­coat it — we al­ways knew to­night would be a chal­len­ging night, and it was for Demo­crats at every level,” he said. (re­lease)

“Some party strategists wor­ried that they could be locked out of the House ma­jor­ity un­til the next round of re­dis­trict­ing in the 2020s.” (Politico)

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