DemDaily: Where We Won

November 14, 2016

While the pollsters and pundits finish dissecting the presidential, and we await the final numbers in a few states, there are some bright spots for Democrats to celebrate.

An initial snapshot of the breakdown in the Senate, House, and Gubernatorial contests, and where we won:

Current: 48 (D) - 51 (R) Undecided (1): Louisiana Senate to replace retiring Republican incumbent David Vitter. Neither of the top two vote-getters, Republican John Neely Kennedy (25%) and Democrat Foster Campbell (18%) received a majority. The runoff will be held on December 10, 2016.

Democrats won five Senate contests, including 4 women who will be added to the Senate ranks.

Maggie Hassan defeated incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte by less than a thousand votes

Senate/Democrat Pickups
Illinois: Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth (D) unseated one-term Senator Mark Kirk (R) 54%-40%
New Hampshire: Challenger and sitting Governor Maggie Hassan (D) defeated incumbent Senator Kelly Ayotte (R) 48.0%-47.9%.

Senate Open Seats/Democrat Holds
Nevada: In the battle to replace retiring Senator & Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid, Catherine Cortez Masto (D) defeated Congressman Joe Heck (R) 47-45%. Cortez Masto is the first Hispanic woman to be elected to the US Senate.
California: California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) defeated Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D) 63%-37% in the open general election to replace retiring US Senator Barbara Boxer.
Maryland: Congressman Chris Van Hollen easily defeated Republican Kathy Szeliga 60-36% to succeed retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski.

Democrat Incumbents won in Colorado (Bennet), Connecticut (Blumenthal), Hawaii (Schatz), New York (Schumer), Oregon (Wyden), Vermont (Leahy) and Washington (Murray).

Current: 193 (D) - 239 (R)
Undecided (3): California 7 (Bera-D) and opens seats in Louisiana's 3rd and 4th CDs, which go to a run-off December 10th.

House/Democrat Pickups
Florida 7: Stephanie Murphy (D) defeated incumbent John Mica (R) 51%-49%
Illinois 10: Brad Schneider (D) defeated incumbent Bob Dold (R) 52%-48%
Nevada 3: Jacky Rosen (D) defeated Danny Tarkanian (R) 47%-46%
Nevada 4: Ruben Kihuen (D) defeated incumbent Cresent Hardy (R) 48%-45%
New Hampshire 1: Carol Shea-Porter (D) defeated incumbent Frank Guinta (R) 44%-43%
New Jersey 5: Josh Gottheimer (D) defeated incumbent Scott Garrett (R) 51%-47%

Roy Cooper (D) declared victory, but NC Gov race still not final

GOVERNORS  Final: 17 (D), 35 (R), 3 (I). Includes 50 States & 5 Territories
Undecided (1): North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is leading Incumbent Governor Pat McCrory (R) by approximately 4,900 votes (as of 11/14) with a recount in process.

Governor Open Seats/Democrat Holds in Delaware (Carney) and West Virginia (Justice).

Governors/Democrat Incumbents won in Montana (Bullock), Oregon (Brown) and Washington (Inslee).

Next Up: State Legislatures.

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