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Republicans Eye House Control


As of early this morning, Republicans appear on track to retake control of the House, though with a slimmer margin than predicted heading into the day. The GOP has currently won 199 seats, with 20 races yet to be called rated as either leaning or solid Republican (along with 17 other toss-ups). 218 seats are required for a majority.

Virginia was home to a trio of closely watched races. Republican challenger Jen Kiggans beat Rep. Elaine Luria (D, VA-2), 52%-48%. Democrats held on to two seats, with incumbents Abigail Spanberger (D, VA-7) and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) winning their respective races.

In New Jersey, incumbent Rep. Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) lost to challenger Thomas Kean Jr. (R) by 5%, while in Arizona, incumbent Rep. Tom O'Halleran (D, AZ-2) trailed challenger Eli Crane by 3%. Longtime Rep. Steve Chabot (R) trailed Greg Landsman (D) by 5%. See full results here.

Should the House flip, Democrats will retain control of the chamber during the lame duck period, with the new Congressional session beginning Jan. 3. A GOP victory would also serve as a possible prelude to the launch of former President Donald Trump's 2024 campaign, which is rumored for Nov. 15.

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