The GOP picked up a number of House seats and fended off many challengers from Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats during the overnight counting.
The final results will not be known until the states count their mail-in votes and wrap up their extended vote-counting processes.
In Florida, Carlos Gimenez beat Democrat Rep. Debbie Mucarsel Powell, and Maria Elvira Salazar defeated Democrat Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., in Miami-Dade.
In New York’s 11th district, Republican Nicole Malliotakis claimed a win over Democratic Rep. Max Rose.
In Pennsylvania, Republican Jim Bognet was slightly ahead of Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright at 1.am.
In New Mexico’s second district, Yvette Herrell beat Democrat incumbent
In South Carolina’s 1st district, Nancy Mace beat Democrat incumbent Joe Cunningham.
In Minnesota’s 7th district, Michelle Fischbach beat incumbent Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson.
In Oklahoma, GOP candidate Stephanie Bice won the 5th district seat from Democrat Rep. Kendra Horn.
In Virginia, GOP Del. Nick Freitas was ahead of Democratic Rep. Abigail Spannberger.
Many GOP seats passed from retiring legislators to new faces.
In Virginia, Republican Bob Good won the fifth district after earlier defeating GOP incumbent Rep. Denver Riggleman.
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The Democratic campaign was powered by a wave of online donations and by a shortfall in GOP donations and candidates, which left several seats open to Democratic pickups. Politico reported October 26:
In the most competitive 94 districts, Democrats have booked over $177 million in ads since Sept. 1, while their GOP opponents have booked $93 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of advertising data. Republican outside groups have partly made up the difference, but the party is still bracing for a string of defeats next month.
“At this point, it’s pretty clear there’s going to be losses. The question is just how many, and if Republicans can keep it in the mid to high single digits,” said Ken Spain, a GOP strategist and former communications director for House Republicans’ campaign arm. “The money and the momentum is so significantly one-sided.”