The experts were wrong. Democrats were expected to pick-up 10-15 seats. They lost ground. In fact, one could argue that 2020 was a disastrous night for House Democrats. They lost some longtime veterans. Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota’s 7th congressional district who’s been in the House for almost 30 years was booted. Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, the soon-to-be-ex-chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, almost lost her re-election. Republicans made serious gains in the California suburbs and Democrats got zero pick-ups in the House in Texas. While it looks like House Democrats will maintain their majority, it’ll be very slim. There are still a dozen or so races to call, and a good share of them have Republicans in the lead.
Look guys, I've seen enough. Republicans are having a surprisingly strong election in the LA suburbs.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 9, 2020
Michelle Park Steel (R) is well on her way to defeating freshman #CA48 Rep. Harley Rouda (D), who had ousted Dana Rohrabacher (R) in 2018.
Congrats if you had GOPers picking up seats in California for the first cycle since 1998, and Dems gaining *zero* seats in Texas. Wow.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 9, 2020
Trump’s breakthrough with Hispanic voters wasn’t limited to Miami or the Rio Grande. It also showed up in big cities like Houston, etc. https://t.co/i4FtCYu3qy— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 9, 2020
NEWS: Cheri Bustos plans to step down from her job as DCCC chair and not seek a second term, per multiple sources.— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) November 9, 2020
By my math, House is 222D-205R w/ only eight House races left in some suspense:#CA21 - Valadao (R) leads#CA25 - Garcia (R) leads#CA39 - Kim (R) leads#IA02 - Hart (D) leads#NY02 - Garbarino (R) leads#NY11 - Malliotakis (R) leads#NY22 - Tenney (R) leads#UT04 - super-tight— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 9, 2020
Congratulations to @Bethvanduyne on her win in #TX24! The story of the 2020 cycle is the rise of amazing, talented, and impressive #Republican women who will play a major role in the 117th Congress. Add another one to win list for the @NRCC! #RedWave2020 https://t.co/AB8eEORaBD— Leslie Shedd (@leslieshedd) November 10, 2020
BREAKING: Republican Jay Obernolte wins election to U.S. House in California's 8th Congressional District. ????????????— Blair Brandt (@BlairBrandt) November 10, 2020
Cook Political Report pollster David Wasserman described yesterday as a "terrible" one for Democrats in uncalled House races.
It's been a terrible day for Dems in uncalled House races: #CA21: Valadao (R) still ahead by 4,026 votes#CA25: Garcia (R) retakes lead by 159 votes#CA39: Kim (R) lead up to 4,160 votes#IA02: Miller-Meeks (R) now ahead by 40 votes#UT04: Owens (R) lead up to 1,780 votes— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 11, 2020
Kim (R) just turned in an unreal performance in the Los Angeles Co. portion of #CA39 (Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar, Walnut), zooming ahead of both Trump's '16 share and her own '18 share. I'm pretty curious what happened there.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 11, 2020
As Katie and Reagan noted, a lot of the House gains were made by Republican women, who suffer untold abuse by liberals and their media allies. They often suffer the fate of being erased from the political narrative, but this cannot be ignored. Conservative women dominated on election night. And we also have some history in the making as well, Republican Young Kim (R-CA) looks like she clinched the California 39thcongressional race, beating Rep. Gil Cisneros. Kim ran and narrowly lost in 2018. In California’s 48th district, Michelle Park Steel has beaten Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda. They will be the first Korean-American women to serve in Congress.