SINCE ELECTION DAY: Democrats Pick Off Over a Dozen GOP House Seats and 2 Senate Seats… And They’re Going for More
Democrats had a decent haul on election night but since Election Day the Democrats have had a spectacular run.
In the US Senate Democrats picked up two seats since Election Day.
** In Montana Senator Jon Tester — who was behind on election day — had a huge haul overnight and won by 5 points.
** In Arizona Taliban-supporting Marxist Kyrsten Sinema was declared the winner a week after votes were cast after being behind on election night
** In Florida Democrats have discovered a secret stash of 83,000 votes since election day! Senator Bill Nelson is now surprisingly only 12,000 votes down here.
Democrats have performed even better in the US House. Since election day Democrats have added close to 17 seats from Republicans who were winning on Election Day.
Here’s the list of the lost Republican Congressional seats — so far:
1.) Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virgina 10
2.) Rep. Maria Salazar loses to Donna Shalala in Florida 27
3.) Rep. Pearl Kim lost to Mary Scanlon in P 5
4.) 4) Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District: Democrat Susan Wild defeats Republican Marty Nothstein
5) Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District: Democrat Jason Crow beats Republican Rep. Mike Coffman
6) Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District: Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb tops Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus
7) Florida’s 26th Congressional District: Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell beats Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo
8) Kansas’s Third Congressional District: Democrat Sharice Davids defeats Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder
9) New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District: Democrat Mikie Sherrill wins over Republican Jay Webber
10) Minnesota’s Third Congressional District: Democrat Dean Phillips defeats Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen
11) Virginia’s Second Congressional District: Democrat Elaine Luria beats Republican Rep. Scott Taylor
12) New York’s 11th Congressional District: Democrat Max Rose tops Republican Rep. Dan Donovan
13) Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District: Democrat Christina Houlahan beats Republican Greg McCauley
14) Texas’s 32nd Congressional District: Democrat Colin Allred defeats Republican Rep. Pete Sessions
15) Illinois’s Sixth Congressional District: Democrat Sean Casten defeats Republican Rep. Peter Roskam
16) Arizona’s Second Congressional District: Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick defeats Republican Lea Marquez Peterson
17) Michigan’s 11th Congressional District: Democrat Haley Stevens defeats Republican Lena Epstein
18) New York’s 19th Congressional District: Democrat Antonio Delgado defeats Rep. John Faso
19) Texas’s Seventh Congressional District: Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher defeats Republican Rep. John Culberson
20) Iowa’s Third Congressional District: Democrat Cindy Axne beats Republican Rep. David Young
21) Iowa’s First Congressional District: Democrat Abby Finkenauer beats Republican Rep. Rod Blum
22) Illinois’s 14th Congressional District: Democrat Lauren Underwood defeats Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren
23) New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District: Democrat Tom Malinowski beats Republican Rep. Leonard Lance
24) Minnesota’s Second Congressional District: Democrat Angie Craig defeats Republican Rep. Jason Lewis
25) Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District: Democrat Kendra Horn upsets Republican Steve Russell
26) Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District: Abigail Spanberger unseats Republican Rep. Dave Brat
27) New Jersey’s Second Congressional District: Jeff Van Drew defeats Republican Seth Grossman
28) South Carolina’s First Congressional District: Joe Cunningham defeats Katie Arrington
29) California’s 49th Congressional District: Democrat Mike Levin wins Darrell Issa’s old seat
30) California’s 25th Congressional District: Katie Hill knocks off Republican Rep. Steve Knight
31) California’s 48th Congressional District: Russian-loving Dana Rohrabacher goes down
32) Georgia’s 6th Congressional District: Lucy McBath completes remarkable ascent to Congress
33) Washington’s Eight Congressional District: Kim Schrier wins open GOP-held seat
34) New Mexico’s Second Congressional District: another open GOP seat won by a Democratic woman
There are 11 House seats still in question.
35.) GOP Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) loses to Josh Harder (11-13)
It looks like Republicans have only picked up 2-3 seats since election day.
In the wee hours of election night, the consensus was that Democrats had a good — though far from a great — showing. They netted the 23 seats needed to win the House, but they hadn’t hit a number much larger than that. It was pretty clear they were going to fall short in the marquee gubernatorial races in Florida and Georgia, even though they picked up seven governors’ mansions. And they looked destined to lose as many as four Senate seats to Republicans.
Since then, however, the Democrats’ performance in the midterms has looked much, much better. They appear on their way to picking up close to 40 House seats — the party’s best showing since the post-Watergate midterms (their haul in 2006 was about 30 seats).
Regarding the Senate contests, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., eked out a victory; Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is ahead of Republican Martha McSally by more than 30,000 votes in Arizona; and the Florida Senate race is headed to a manual recount, with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., trailing Republican Rick Scott by just 12,000 votes. If you assume Sinema wins and Nelson loses, the GOP’s net Senate gain will be just two seats — when the 2018 map had 10 Democratic incumbents running for re-election in states President Donald Trump carried in 2016.
Here are a few House seats to look at, via NBC:
THE UNCALLED HOUSE RACES (11)
CA-10 (Dem Josh Harder leads Republican Jeff Denham, 51 percent to 49 percent)
CA-39 (GOPer Young Kim leads Dem Gil Cisernos, 51 percent to 49 percent)
CA-45 (GOPer Mimi Walters leads Dem Katie Porter, 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent)
CA-48 (Dem Harley Rouda has declared victory; he leads, 52 percent to 48 percent)
CA-49 (Dem Mike Levin is ahead 55 percent to 45 percent)
GA-7 (GOPer Rob Woodall is ahead, 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent)
ME-2 (it appears the race is headed to ranked choice to determine the winner)
NM-2 (NBC News retracted its earlier call in favor of the Republicans; Dem Xochitl Torres Small is ahead, 51 percent to 49 percent)
NC-9 (GOPer Mark Harris is ahead, 49.4 percent to 48.8 percent)
NJ-3 (Dem Andy Kim is ahead, 49.9 percent to 48.8 percent)
UT-4 (Dem Ben McAdams is ahead, 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent)