The battle for control of Congress — including the House and Senate — is reducing the number of key races, with Democrats dashing Republican hopes of a red wave and both parties pinning on a narrow majority.
Republicans started the night with a rout in Florida, governor. Ron DeSantis has won the historic Latino Democratic district on the way to a blowout victory that could serve as a springboard for the 2024 presidential race.
But in the hours that followed, Democrats fought back. In Pennsylvania, Democrats Lt. Gov. John Fetterman defeated Republican Mehmet Oz for the retiring Republican Senate seat. Pat Toomey.
Meanwhile, the fight for a House majority — in favor of Republicans, who are expected to benefit from high inflation, historical trends and friendly new district boundaries after redistricting in 2021 — remains up in the air.
Lord is some key takeaways If counting continues in key games:
Democrats have gone a long way in protecting their Senate majority: Republicans have made no secret of the importance of Pennsylvania’s Senate race: “This is a must-win race. We believe that if we win Pennsylvania, we’ll win the majority,” prominent Republican Senate super PAC chairman Steven Law said. On Wednesday morning, CNN predicted Feltman would be Pennsylvania’s next senator, defeating Oz in the most expensive and risky Senate race in the country. Feltman’s victory was a thunderous shock for Democrats.
Democrats and Suburbs: Suburbs across the country have gone a long way in helping Democrats avoid a serious red wave. Republicans may still win the House, but if the 2022 election is going to be a red wave, it will likely come through a suburban victory that has yet to materialize. Republicans did have some victories in the suburbs — CNN predicts Brandon Ogles is the winner in the neighborhood of Nashville, Tom Keane Jr. Winning in suburban New Jersey, and Rich McCormick in areas including the northern suburbs of Atlanta — but it was their defeat that speaks volumes about the size of the Republican wave.
Virginia’s split decision provided early signals: Three Democratic-controlled House races in Virginia were widely seen as early warning signs of the night’s outcome. Democrats hold seats in two Virginia districts that Biden won in 2020. CNN predicts that Democrat Jennifer Wexton has won her re-election bid in Virginia’s 10th District. In a more competitive race, CNN predicted the House of Representatives. Abigail Spanberg also won re-election in Virginia’s 7th District. But Democrats lost in southeastern Virginia, with CNN predicting Republican state senators. Jen Kiggans defeated the Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria.
Another Jane. 6 committee members lost: Luria, a member of the House select committee, investigated in January. CNN expects the June 6 attack on the Capitol, losing her Virginia Beach House seat. She defeated the former Republican congressman. Scott Taylor in 2018 and 2020. But the district turned slightly more favorable for Republicans in redistricting: Biden won the previous version by 5 points and lost the new district by 2 points.
DeSantis and 2024: Gov. Ron DeSantis led the Republican-dominated vote in Florida — a historic advantage in Democratic territory in his victory over Democrats in the House of Representatives. If Charlie Crist seeks the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination, he has a strong case for him in one night. DeSantis won comfortably, leading by nearly 20 points with 92 percent of the estimated vote, compared with the senator. Marco Rubio’s 17-point lead was enough to cast doubt on Florida’s status as the national leader.
GOP makes headway with Latinos in Florida: Republicans hope to cement Trump’s position among Latino voters in 2020, and if the trend continues, it could reshape the political landscape in several swing states. The strongest early signals of continued Republican progress come from Miami-Dade County, which is heavily populated by Cuba. But it will take a while to fully gauge whether these Republican gains are happening outside Florida.
Winning the right to abortion: In Michigan, the Democratic governor. Gretchen Whitmer is betting her re-election bid on her success in blocking enforcement of the state’s 1931 law banning abortion in nearly all circumstances – defeating Republican challenger Tudor Dixon ), which launched a campaign focused on cultural struggles. Michigan voters also approved a Whitmer-backed amendment to the state constitution that would repeal the 1931 law and guarantee abortion rights. Voters in California and Vermont also approved constitutional amendments embodying the right to abortion.
Pioneering Night: Up and down the ballot, red and blue states, candidates from both parties celebrate groundbreaking victories. read some of them Gentlemen.