Republicans Score Big Gains in House, Pelosi Barely Hanging On

Democrats expected and eagerly anticipated a “blue wave” that would sweep them into power in the White House, House, Senate, and state legislatures.  It didn’t happen, not by a long shot.

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.

Despite AOC’s declaration that Democrats lost the House, they have so far managed to win 219 seats (218 are needed for the majority).

Via AP:

https://www.ap.org/media-center/understanding-the-election

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.”

Of the House races yet to be called as of Friday, Republicans are leading in 11 of the 14 races.

Newsweek reports:

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.

Pelosi can’t afford to lose many votes, including the bloc represented by the socialist “Squad.”

Meanwhile, an anti-socialist Republican “Squad” is forming.

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Author: Fuzzy Slippers