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.
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)