In fact, not only did they do poorly across the board, but, as a Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee spokeswoman astutely noted, President Trump acted not as the Democrat-expected “anchor” but as a “buoy” for Republican legislative candidates.
That Democrats vastly misjudged the appeal of their radical agenda is crystal clear (to everyone except AOC), and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in the House races. Nancy Pelosi truly expected her party to pick up seats, yet it appears it’s the Republicans who are on track to accomplish the 10-15 seat gains the Democrats expected in their column.
Pelosi on Election Day: “Democrats are poised to further strengthen our majority.”
Pelosi today: “I never said that we were going to pick up” seats. pic.twitter.com/6s14zfA3LO
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 13, 2020
Despite AOC’s declaration that Democrats lost the House, they have so far managed to win 219 seats (218 are needed for the majority).
Powerline notes that Republicans have flipped 12 House seats: “RealClearPolitics notes that Republicans have picked up a net of 9 House seats. RCP projects that Republicans will pick up a net 10-13 seats when the counting is done.”
12 FLIPS in the House for the GOP!
CA39 Young Kim
CA48 Michelle Steel
FL27 Maria Elvira Salazar
FL26 Carlos Gimenez
IA01 Ashley Hinson
MI03 Peter Meijer
MN07 Michelle Fischbach
NY11 Nicole Malliotakis
NM02 Yvette Herrell
OK05 Stephanie Bice
SC01 Nancy Mace
UT04 Burgess Owens
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) November 14, 2020
Of the House races yet to be called as of Friday, Republicans are leading in 11 of the 14 races.
Republicans are leading Democrats in 11 of the 14 House races that have yet to be called, with progressive groups urging Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to change course if she wants to avoid another disappointing election.
Democrats will still hold the majority in the House of Representatives when the final votes are counted—and they’ve already won control of the chamber with 219 seats—but the party’s numbers will be reduced from the 232 seats currently held.
GOP candidates lead their Democratic opponents in all but three outstanding races. These are New Jersey’s 7th district, New York’s 18th district and New York’s 19th district. All three are held by sitting Democratic congressmen.
Five serving Democratic representatives are currently behind their Republican opponents, according to the New York Times.
Those representatives are Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Tom Suozzi (NY-3), Max Rose (NY-11), Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) and Ben McAdams (UT-4).
Pelosi will have her hands full with a much more narrow majority and an emboldened left flank demanding radical policies Americans rejected.
Nancy Pelosi called the election results a “mandate,” and in a way, she’s right.
Not a single House Republican lost, so it’s a mandate against socialism. pic.twitter.com/niniHU4Rmi
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 12, 2020
Pelosi can’t afford to lose many votes, including the bloc represented by the socialist “Squad.”
If Republicans win out in the House races where they currently lead, Nancy Pelosi will only be able to lose 3 votes on anything. She will currently only be able to lose a maximum 7 votes.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 13, 2020
Meanwhile, an anti-socialist Republican “Squad” is forming.
An anti-socialist squad is forming… https://t.co/bckIh6s5Xc
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) November 12, 2020
We have quite a few Republican Members in the new class who are either children of those who escaped socialism/communism or fled themselves like @CarlosGimenezFL who left Cuba 60 years ago today. We will work together to preserve freedom, opportunity & the American Dream 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/bLQt8Kiftp
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) November 13, 2020
— María Elvira Salazar 🇺🇸 (@MaElviraSalazar) November 12, 2020
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