What happened in the House

During weeks, survey data showed that Republicans were favored to take control of the House of Representatives in the medium term, projections supported by historical trends.

Go to elections Democrats held 220 seats, just two of the 218 needed to control the chamber, Republicans held 212 and there were three vacancies. From 10:30 p.m. ET on the eve of the election, the GOP expected to win 16 seats in the House for a total of 228according to CBS News battlefield trackerand the Democrats would end up with 207. Check here for race updates.

Here are the places won by Republicans so far, according to the Associated Press:

Republican Cory Mills won the race for Florida’s 7th congressional district. Democrat Stephanie Murphy is the incumbent.

Here are the places won by Democrats so far, AP says:

Democrat Jeff Jackson has won the race to fill North Carolina’s new 14th congressional district.

While a gain of 16 seats is important and is about to implement legislation in the next term, the The U.S. Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara said that the president’s party has on average lost more – 28 seats – in the 22 midterm elections between 1934 and 2018. Additionally, the president’s party typically loses four seats in the Senate.

“The incumbent president’s ability to launch major new policy initiatives would be greatly weakened under a divided government,” the US presidential draft said.

Out of 435 total house runs, Ballotpedia said there are 37 battlefield races in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina , Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Alaska, Virginia and Washington.

Reuters identified 12 breeds of particular note, including that of Alaska as a whole. There, Democrat Mary Peltola ran against former Republican vice-presidential candidate and state governor Sarah Palin, as well as Republican businessman Nick Begich.

Another important race was in Texas 34th Congressional Districtwhere Republican Rep. Mayra Flores faced Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez in a close battle.

Notable winners on Tuesday include: Republican Matt Gaetz in Florida’s 1st Congressional District, Republican Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida’s 27th Congressional District, Democrat Maxwell Frost in Florida’s 10th Congressional District, Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia’s 14th congressional district. Republican Jim Jordan in Ohio’s 4th congressional district, Republican Rudy Yakym (who won a U.S. House election in Indiana’s 2nd congressional district to fill a seat vacated when the Representative Jackie Walorski died this summer) and Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. 14th congressional district

Republican control of the House means that U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Would become House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was most recently the target of a brutal home invasion. Although not at home, the attacker – identified as 42-year-old David DePape – attacked her 82-year-old husband with a hammer. Paul Pelosi required surgery for a fractured skull after the incident.

“From day one, we will work to deliver a strong economy, a secure nation, a future based on freedom and responsible government,” said a preamble to House Republicans regarding the party’s plans for control of the chamber. According to the document, the GOP believes Democratic control has resulted in crippling inflation, rampant crime, failing schools, border chaos and a lack of respect for the United States internationally.

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