Nancy Pelosi says Republicans’ response to the attack on her husband was “disgraceful.”
Republicans are just one win away from the 218 seats the party needs to secure a majority to regain control of the House after a string of GOP victories announced late Monday night.
Counting continues across the country, but it has now been confirmed that Democrats will retain control of the Senate and secure 50 seats with a runoff vote in Georgia next month that could give President Joe Biden’s party an additional seat .
And while the GOP is expected to take the House, it will do so with a very slim majority that could make things difficult for its leadership.
Speaking of the elections in Indonesia, where he is attending the G20 summit, Mr Biden said the interim results had sent “a very strong message to the world that the United States is ready to play” and “fully engaged with the world want to stay.
Nearly 11 home races have yet to be held, most of them in western and southwestern states, including California and Arizona.
Many Republicans have criticized the party’s leadership in recent days, with some blaming Donald Trump and others blaming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Michelle Steel defends GOP seat in Orange County
Republican Rep. Michelle Steel has won the election for a second term in Orange County, the The Bharat Express News said.
She defeated Democrat Jay Chen, a Taiwanese-American, in a district specifically recruited to give Asian Americans, who make up the largest group in the district, a stronger voice on Capitol Hill.
The race was watched nationally for what it said about the preferences of the Asian community.
The candidates initially made inflation and hate crimes against Asian Americans core issues. But the race took an ugly turn and most of it focused on accusations and blame.
Chen’s ad portrayed Ms Steel as an extremist who would threaten abortion rights, while Republicans accused Chen of “racism” after he told supporters an “interpreter” was needed to understand the Republican’s comments, with the arguing that the Democrat was mocking her accented English.
Mr Chen said he was referring to “convoluted talking points” which he said Ms Steel uses to get around issues.
Shweta SharmaNov 15, 2022 5:24 AM
GOP retains home seat in New York with Brandon Williams victory
Tech entrepreneur Brandon Williams has been elected to Congress in a central New York district, becoming the 11th Republican to win a House race this fall in a state where Democrats usually dominate.
Williams defeated Democrat Francis Conole in the contest to choose a successor for U.S. Representative John Katko, a retiring Republican.
He had declared victory last week, but the gap between the two candidates was narrow and a winner was not declared until late Monday.
Shweta SharmaNov 15, 2022 5:12 AM
Democrat Andrea Salinas wins the U.S. House seat in Oregon’s 6th
Democrat Andrea Salinas has won the U.S. House seat in Oregon’s newly created 6th district.
The state representative and former congressional staffer defeated Republican Mike Erickson, a businessman.
Salinas was one of two candidates seeking to become Oregon’s first Latina member of Congress, along with Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer in the 5th district, who also won her race.
Shweta SharmaNov 15, 2022 5:08 AM
Liz Cheney sends perfect revenge tweet as Kari Lake loses Arizona governor’s race: ‘You’re welcome’
Arizona governor-designate Kari Lake has been mocked by her Republican colleague Liz Cheney after multiple news outlets called the race for the Democrats.
Ms. Lake, a pro-Trump firefighter who has repeatedly spread conspiracy theories about the 2020 US presidential election, had written to Ms. Cheney last month to sarcastically thank her for running a TV ad against her, which Ms. Lake said actually had support awakened.
“Thanks again for the huge boost to our campaign! Enjoy your forced retirement from politics,” Mrs. Lake had said.
Shweta SharmaNov 15, 2022 5:03 AM
Republicans are just one seat away from retaking power in the House
Republicans were poised to take back control of the House late Monday, just one win away from the 218 seats the party needs to secure a majority, paving the way for Democrats to retain the chamber diminished and the prospect of a divided government in Washington is increased.
The Democrats have already seized control of the Senate, securing 50 seats with a runoff election in Georgia next month that could give President Joe Biden’s party an additional seat. The GOP entered the election, needing a net of just five seats for control of the House.
Nearly a week into the midterm, Republicans were closing in on the majority, giving the Conservatives leverage to put the brakes on Mr Biden’s agenda and spark a wave of inquiries. But a small numerical advantage will immediately present challenges to GOP leaders and complicate the party’s ability to govern. The full scope of the party’s majority may still be apparent for several days or weeks as votes continue to be counted in competitive races. Still, the party was on track to reach 218 with seats in California and other states still too early to call.
Shweta SharmaNov 15, 2022 5:01 AM
Lara Trump gives DeSantis a dark warning
Gustaf Kilander has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 15, 2022 4:45 AM
If the Democrats lose the House, what happens to Pelosi?
John Bowden explains why Nancy Pelosi stares into an uncertain political future.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 15, 2022 3:45 AM
Conservatives fire at Trump after interim debacle
More of Donald Trump’s conservative foes are coming out of the woodwork as the GOP moves closer to full-scale civil war in the wake of a dismal showing in the 2022 midterm elections.
John Bowden reports on growing dissatisfaction with the man widely seen as leader of the party.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 15, 2022 02:45 AM
Breaking News: Katie Hobbs beats far-right Republican Kari Lake in Arizona gubernatorial race
Arizona voters have elected Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs as the state’s next governor, defeating Kari Lake and dealing a blow to Donald Trump’s campaign to install loyalists in positions of power over the election administration across the country.
The race was one of the most watched contests in the country, as candidates who reinforced Mr Trump’s false narrative that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from him — ahead of his supposed participation in the 2024 race — sought and lost critical state elections. . positions at levels that could determine the outcome of those results.
Ms. Lake, a former news anchor, was one of several Republican nominees running for Arizona’s three crucial state offices, including Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem and Attorney General candidate Abraham Hamadeh — all of whom baselessly declared that the 2020 election had been compromised. goods. All received the support of Mr. Trump.
Mr. Finchem is defeated and Mr. Hamadeh is behind in unofficial results.
Alex WoodwardNov 15, 2022 02:27
Trump blames McConnell for the midterms flop and makes racist jokes at his wife
Trying to avoid blame for his party’s poor performance in the 2022 midterms on Sunday, Donald Trump escalated his racist attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife, his former Secretary of Transporation, Elaine Chao.
John Bowden has the former president’s latest complaint.
Oliver O’ConnellNovember 15, 2022 1:45 AM