Every House seat Democrats have flipped in the midterm elections, in one post.
Democrats could end up needing even more gains if Republicans are able to snag any Democratic-held seats; the GOP has a few targets in Minnesota and elsewhere. But for simplicity, flipping 23 House seats is the magic number for Democratic House control.
The House battlefield is huge: Election forecasters considered more than 100 House elections to be competitive in the 2018 midterms, the vast majority of them held by the GOP. Democrats are buoyed by the backlash to President Donald Trump and a campaign focused on protecting Obamacare’s protections for people with preexisting conditions after the Republican effort to repeal the law last year.
Democrats quickly started winning Republican-held House seats once the results started rolling in. So far, Democrats have won 8 GOP-held seats, out of the 23 they need to pick up. You can see all live results here, and we’ll be keeping track of Democratic gains here for the rest of the night:
Virginia’s 10th Congressional District: Democrat Jennifer Wexton beats Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock
Comstock always looked like one of the most vulnerable House Republicans, after Hillary Clinton won her district by 10 points in 2016. The race was called quickly for Democrats on election night.
Florida’s 27th Congressional District: Democrat Donna Shalala beats Republican Maria Elvira Salazar
Democrats worried at one time that Shalala’s candidacy, but her momentum won out.
Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District: Democrat Mary Scanlon defeats Republican Pearl Kim
Democrats were widely expected to flip this seat after Pennsylvania’s court-mandated redistricting.
Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District: Democrat Jason Crow beats Republican Rep. Mike Coffman
Coffman always seemed likely to lose this moderate suburban district in an election environment favorable to Democrats. Hillary Clinton won the Sixth by 9 points.
Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District: Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb tops Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus
This race was weird thanks to redistricting — pitting two current Congress members against each other — but it still counts as a Democratic pick-up
Florida’s 26th Congressional District: Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell beats Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo
This is a big win for Democrats: Curbelo is one of the most moderate Republicans in the House, and Republicans liked their chances of holding on here even in a Democratic year.
Kansas’s Third Congressional District: Democrat Sharice Davids defeats Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder
A solid win for Democrats in the Great Plains, in a district that Hillary Clinton won by 1 point. Davids is the first Native American woman elected to the House.
New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District: Democrat Mikie Sherill wins over Republican Jay Webber
Top House Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen retired rather than defend this seat, and now Democrats have won it.