DemDaily: Update on The House!

November 10, 2022

Although Democrats may have defied the tides of history in beating back the anticipated "red tsunami" in the 2022 midterms, they are still struggling to retain their majority, with 37 seats still uncalled in the US House of Representatives.

The Current Count: Of the 435 US House elections held on November 8th, Democrats have secured 189 to Republicans' 209. It takes 218 to win a majority.

As of 5pm today, Democrats flipped or made gains under the newly redistricted maps in seven seats, while Republicans made gains in 19 seats.

The most notable loss for Democrats: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair and four-term Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-17), who lost to Republican Mike Lawler, 50.6% to 49.4%, in New York's Hudson Valley-based 17th CD.

For Republicans: Congressman Steve Chalbot, first elected to Congress in 1994. He lost with 47.5% to Democrat Greg Landsman's 52.5% in Ohio's Cincinnati-based First CD.

That leaves 37 uncalled House races in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington State.

The closest race: With 96% reporting, Colorado's Third, where ultra right-wing Congresswoman Lauren Boebert leads Democratic challenger Adam Frisch by 794 votes. At one point Wednesday, Frish led Boebert by 62 points.

The 218th Congress will add more diversity to its ranks. Firsts include:
* CA-42: Robert Garcia (D), the first openly LGBTQ immigrant elected to Congress.
* CO-08: Yadira Caraveo (D), Colorado's first elected Latina to Congress.
* FL-10: Maxwell Frost (D), the first Generation Z (those born after 1996) member of Congress.
* IL-03: Delia Ramirez (D), the first Latina elected to Congress from Illinois.
* IL-17: Eric Sorensen (D), the first openly gay person elected to Congress from Illinois.
* MI-10: John James (R), the first Black Republican elected to Congress from Michigan.
* MI-13: Shri Thanedar (D), the first Indian American elected to Congress from Michigan.
* NY-03: George Santos (R), elected in the first House election between two openly gay candidates.
* OH-09: Marcy Kaptur (D), who won her 21st term to become the longest-serving woman in Congress.
* PA-12: Summer Lee (D) will be the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania.
* VT-AL: Becca Balint (D), the first Congresswoman elected from Vermont, and the state's first openly LGBTQ US House representative.

NBC projects that the GOP will ultimately take the US House 221 to 214 over the Democrats.

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Sources: NBC, Associated Press, New York Times, CNN, State SOS/Election Boards

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