2022 Elections: Dems Keep Senate, and More Results of Competitive Races
Some states are still counting votes and control of Congress isn't fully settled, but many competitive Senate, House, and governor races have already been called.
Senate Race Projections: Democract incumbent Sens. Mark Kelly (AZ) and Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) are projected to beat their Republican challengers, keeping the Senate in Democratic hands. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) beat Mehmet Oz (R) in Pennsylvania, flipping the seat for the Democrats. J.D. Vance (R) beat Tim Ryan (D) in Ohio. Incumbent Ron Johnson (R) beat Mandela Barnes (D) in Wisconsin. The potentially-pivotal Georgia race will go to a runoff election next month. As of 12:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Democrats held 50 Senate seats to Republicans' 49, according to the Associated Press (Lean Left bias).
House Race Projections: Republicans appear poised to take a majority in the House of Representatives, though it's likely to be narrower than expected. Republicans have won 212 seats to Democrats' 204, with 22 races yet to be called.
Gubernatorial Race Projections: Incumbent Greg Abbott (R) beat challenger Beto O’Rourke (D) in Texas. Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) beat State Senator Doug Mastriano (R) in Pennsylvania. Incumbent Brian Kemp (R) beat challenger Stacey Abrams (D) in Georgia. Incumbent Tony Evers (D) beat Tim Michels (R) in Wisconsin. Other gubernatorial wins in several states marked historic achievements for women and racial minorities.
How the Media is Covering It: Across the political spectrum, the current results are being framed as a success for Democrats, bucking the widely predicted Republican landslide.
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From the CenterDemocrats Keep Control of Senate as Red Wave Fails to Materialize
Democrats kept control of the Senate on Saturday after Catherine Cortez Masto won re-election in Nevada, repelling Republican efforts to retake the chamber.
The Associated Press called Nevada for Cortez Masto on Saturday, projecting that Republican opponent Adam Laxalt—backed by former president Donald Trump—could not make enough gains to win in one of the most competitive races of the midterm elections.
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From the LeftDemocrats keep Senate majority as GOP push falters in Nevada
Democrats kept control of the Senate on Saturday, repelling Republican efforts to retake the chamber and making it harder for them to thwart President Joe Biden’s agenda. The fate of the House was still uncertain as the GOP struggled to pull together a slim majority there.
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From the RightRepublican Party 'is dead' after major midterm election losses in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada: Hawley
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On Saturday, shortly after Democrats picked up a key victory in Nevada, where incumbent Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto defeated Republican challenger Adam Laxalt, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley took to Twitter to say the Republican Party "is dead."
"The old party is dead. Time to bury it. Build something new," Hawley wrote.
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