Republicans are inching ever so close to control of Congress but too many races are still too close for comfort. One thing is certain: the expected red wave did not materialize and the best Republicans can hope for now is to eke out a slender margin.
The GOP currently has 211 of the 218 votes needed to control the lower legislative body of the federal government.
Fox News further reported:
The results of about two dozen congressional races across the country are still outstanding and all Republicans need to successfully flip the chamber (and retiring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) are seven of them.
So far, after Tuesday’s midterm elections results, Republicans have secured 211 seats of the chamber’s 435 members — just shy of a 218-member majority.
Crucial contests in Alaska, California, Colorado, and Maine are all that stand in the way of the GOP celebrating a major victory in the midterm elections or potentially admitting an unexpected failure.
The remaining races include:
Alaska’s at-large Congressional District: Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola and Republican Sarah Palin.
AZ-01 with Democrat Jevin Hodge and Republican Rep. David Schweikert.
AZ-06 with Democrat Kirsten Engel and Republican Juan Ciscomani.
CA-03 with Democrat Kermit Jones and Republican Kevin Kiley.
CA-06 with Democrat Rep. Ami Bera and Republican Tamika Hamilton.
CA-09 with Democrat Rep. Josh Harder and Republican Tom Patti.
CA-13 with Democrat Adam Gray and Republican John Duarte.
CA-21 with Democrat Rep. Jim Costa and Republican Michael Maher
CA-22 with Democrat Rudy Salas and Republican Rep. David Valadao
CA-26 with Democrat Rep. Julia Brownley and Republican Matt Jacobs
CA-27 with Democrat Christy Smith and Republican Rep. Mike Garcia
CA-35 with Democrat Rep. Norma Torres and Republican Mike Cargile
CA-41 with Democrat Will Rollins and Republican Rep. Ken Calvert
CA-45 with Democrat Jay Chen and Republican Rep. Michelle Steel
CA-47 with Democrat Rep. Katie Porter and Republican Scott Baugh
CA-49 with Democrat Rep. Mike Levin and Republican Brian Maryott
*CA-15, while undecided, features two Democrats. This is also the case for CA-34.
CO-03 with Democrat Adam Frisch and Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert
CO-08 with Democrat Yadira Caraveo and Republican Barbara Kirkmeyer
ME-02 with Democrat Rep. Jared Golden and Republican Bruce Poliquin
NY-22 with Democrat Francis Conole and Republican Brandon Williams
OR-05 with Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner and Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer
OR-06 with Democrat Andrea Salinas and Republican Mike Erickson
WA-03 with Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Republican Joe Kent