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GOP Limits Losses; Ashford, Mica, Garrett Among 8 Incumbents Defeated

A handful of races still aren't called: CA-07, CA-10 and CA-49.

Nov. 9, 2016, 11:19 a.m.

As of Wednesday morning, House Democrats had picked up a net total of six seats, three of which came from court-ordered redistricting.

The performance fell “far short of ex­pect­a­tions as Don­ald Trump’s sur­pris­ingly strong per­form­ance vaul­ted long-en­dangered Re­pub­lic­ans to com­fort­able vic­tor­ies. In a year when Demo­crats ex­pec­ted his un­pop­ular­ity to yield siz­able gains, they in­stead made hardly any head­way in trim­ming the GOP’s 30-seat ma­jor­ity. … De­fend­ing dozens of seats, Re­pub­lic­ans … only lost six in­cum­bents: Reps. Cresent Hardy (R-NV 04), John Mica (R-FL 07), Dav­id Jolly (R-FL 13), Scott Gar­rett (R-NJ 05), Robert Dold (R-IL 10) and Frank Guinta (R-NH 01). Rep. Ami Bera of California (D-CA 07) was locked in a close race as of Wednesday morning.”

“Folks frankly are in shock,” said one Demo­crat work­ing on House races. “There’s no get­ting around the fact that this is a dis­ap­point­ing night. And it’s go­ing to take some self-re­flec­tion to fig­ure out what went wrong.”

“With Hil­lary Clin­ton con­ced­ing the pres­id­en­tial elec­tion Wed­nes­day, Demo­crats were already think­ing ahead to what the land­scape could look like in 2018 with Trump as pres­id­ent.”

“It’s pos­sible we could have a very prom­ising midterm,” the op­er­at­ive said. (Hotline reporting)

Two Democratic incumbents lost, though one was to a fellow Democrat. In NE-02, Rep. Brad Ashford (D) conceded to former Brig. Gen. Don Bacon (R) on Wednesday morning. Bacon won with 49% of the vote to Ashford's 47%. (Omaha World Herald) In CA-17, former Obama administration official Ro Khanna (D) defeated Rep. Mike Honda (D) in their hard-fought rematch.

Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN 01) had a surprisingly close race, though the Associated Press has now called it in his favor.

Besides CA-07, the other competitive races with results not yet called are CA-10 and CA-49.

Here are the results from the main districts that were considered to be in play. The percentages were pulled Wednesday morning, with the names of the winners bolded.

ALASKA AT LARGE: Rep. Don Young (R) - 50%

Former public radio executive Steve Lindbeck (D) - 37%

AZ-01 (OPEN): Former state Sen. Tom O’Halleran (D) - 51%

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (R) - 44%

CA-21: Rep. David Valadao (R) - 59%

Attorney Emilio Huerta (D) - 41%

CA-24 (OPEN): Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal (D) - 54%

Former UCLA football player Justin Fareed (R) - 46%

CA-25: Rep. Steve Knight (R) - 54%

Attorney Bryan Caforio (D) - 46%

CO-06: Rep. Mike Coffman (R) - 52%

State Sen. Morgan Carroll (D) - 43%

FL-07: Business professor Stephanie Murphy (D) - 52%

Rep. John Mica (R) - 49%

FL-13: Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) - 53%

Rep. David Jolly (R) - 48%

FL-18 (OPEN): Army veteran Brian Mast (R) - 54%

Natural-disaster recovery CEO Randy Perkins (D) - 43%

FL-26: Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) - 53%

Former Rep. Joe Garcia (D) - 41%

IA-01: Rep. Rod Blum (R) - 54%

Former Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon (D) - 46%

IA-03: Rep. David Young (R) - 54%

2014 IA-04 nominee Jim Mowrer (D) - 40%

IL-10: Former Rep. Brad Schneider (D) - 52%

Rep. Bob Dold (R) - 48%

IN-09 (OPEN): Businessman Trey Hollingsworth (R) - 54%

Monroe County Councilwoman Shelli Yoder (D) - 40%

KS-03: Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) - 51%

Businessman Jay Sidie (D) - 41%

ME-02: Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R) - 55%

Former state Sen. Emily Cain (D) - 45%

MI-01 (OPEN): Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jack Bergman (R) - 55%

Former state Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson (D) - 40%

MI-07: Rep. Tim Walberg (R) - 55%

State Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D) - 40%

MI-08: Rep. Mike Bishop (R) - 56%

Ma­comb County as­sist­ant pro­sec­utor Su­z­anna Shkreli (D) - 39%

MN-02 (OPEN): Former radio show host Jason Lewis (R) - 47%

Businesswoman Angie Craig (D) - 45%

MN-03: Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) - 57%

State Sen. Terri Bonoff (D) - 43%

MN-08: Nolan - 50% (178,893 votes)

2014 challenger Stewart Mills (R) - 50% (176,821 votes)

NE-02: Retired Brig. Gen. Don Bacon (R) - 49%

Rep. Brad Ashford (D) - 47%

NH-01: Former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D) - 44%

Rep. Frank Guinta (R) - 43%

Test-prep executive Shawn O’Connor (I) - 8%

NJ-05: Former Clinton speechwriter Josh Gottheimer (D) - 51%

Rep. Scott Garrett (R) - 47%

NV-03 (OPEN): Synagogue president Jacky Rosen (D) - 47%

Perennial candidate Danny Tarkanian (R) - 46%

NV-04: State Sen. Ruben Kihuen (D) - 48%

Rep Cresent Hardy (R) - 45%

NY-03 (OPEN): Former Nassau County executive Tom Suozzi (D) - 52%

State Sen. Jack Martins (R) - 48%

NY-19 (OPEN): Former Assemblyman John Faso (R) - 55%

2014 gubernatorial nominee Zephyr Teachout (D) - 45%

NY-22 (OPEN): Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (R) - 47%

Broome County legislator Kim Myers (D) - 40%

Businessman Martin Babinec (I) - 13%

PA-08 (OPEN): Former FBI agent Brian Fitzpatrick (R) - 54%

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D) - 46%

PA-16 (OPEN): State Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R) - 54%

Former non-profit executive Christina Hartman (D) - 43%

TX-23: Rep. Will Hurd (R) - 48%

Former Rep. Pete Gallego (D) - 47%

UT-04: Rep. Mia Love (R) - 53%

2014 challenger Doug Owens (D) - 43%

VA-10: Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) - 53%

Real estate executive LuAnn Bennett (D) - 47%

WI-08 (OPEN): Army veteran Mike Gallagher (R) - 63%

Outagamie County executive Tom Nelson (D) - 37%

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