2022 Election Cycle « Midterm Reactions


The White House
November 10, 2022




Howard Theatre

Washington, D.C.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

  [White House Transcript  |  C-SPAN video]

3:28 P.M. EST
THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon.  (Applause.)
AUDIENCE:  Kamala!  Kamala!  Kamala!
THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you all.  Thank you.  Good afternoon.  You know.  (Laughs.)
AUDIENCE:  You know!  (Applause.)
THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, this is why we're here today, because of this energy, this commitment, this passion, this love of our country and our willingness to fight for it.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Good afternoon.  (Applause.)
The people in this room worked so hard in this election staffing the polls, answering people's calls, answering voter protection calls -- (applause) -- driving people to the vote.
And among the captains of the team, my husband, the Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff -- (applause) -- our phenomenal First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden -- (applause) --
AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love Jill!  (Applause.)
THE VICE PRESIDENT:  -- and our one and only President Joe Biden.  (Applause.)
AUDIENCE MEMBER:  You did it, Joe!  You did it!
THE VICE PRESIDENT:  (Laugh.)  You did it, Joe.  (Laughter and applause.)  Couldn’t help myself.
So, as we gather here, votes are still being counted, but it is clear your work sent a message to the entire world: Our democracy is intact.  (Applause.)
And when democracy is intact, this is what it looks like.  And here's the thing: Some Democrats won and some Republicans won.  That is what happens when more than 100 million Americans participate and vote in free and fair and open elections.  (Applause.)  That's what happens.
And that included young people, seniors, parents with children in tow, working people who all made their voices heard.  And the people in this room and around our country made that possible by standing up for basic American values: freedom, liberty, and the rule of law.  And I believe when you know what you stand for, you know what to fight for.  (Applause.)
This year, like so many of you, I traveled across our country.  We convened students and faith leaders, organizing and advocating to protect the sacred right to vote.  We convened candidates and elected officials defending the right to retire with dignity by defending Social Security and Medicare.
And, of course, everywhere I went, we brought together people fighting for reproductive freedom -- (applause) -- people everywhere, from every background.  Because here's the thing: One does not have to abandon their faith or deeply held beliefs to agree the government should not be telling a woman what to do with her body.  (Applause.)
Voters across our country knew what they stood for, so they knew what to fight for.  They predected [sic] and they protected and they protected reproductive rights in Vermont, in Michigan, in California, and in Kentucky.  (Applause.)
So to everyone who made that possible, thank you.  Thank you for working the long hours -- (applause) -- and the late nights for protecting voting rights on behalf of every American in every community, in every political party.
And to the millions of Americans who waited in line, who mailed in your ballot, who rejected big lies and extremism, and participated in our democracy: Thank you.  (Applause.)  You knew what you stood for, so you knew what to fight for.
You fought for rights and freedoms that will make our country more fair, more safe, and stronger.  And you were not fighting alone.
From day one, our President -- (applause) -- has fought on behalf of all Americans and our democracy.  Joe Biden understands the dual nature of democracy -- its fragility and its strength.  He's been talking about it since day one: the strengths of democracy that lie in principles about treating people equally and electing people fairly, to lift up instead of to beat folks down.
And this President understands democracy is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it.  (Applause.)  And no one fights harder for our democracy than the people in this room and this President.  (Applause.)
He knows what we saw again this week: When we fight, we win.  (Applause.)
My fellow Americans, it is my great honor to introduce the President of the United States, Joe Biden.  (Applause.)
AUDIENCE:  Let’s go, Joe!  Let’s go, Joe!  Let’s go, Joe!
THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  (Applause.)
Kamala and Doug -- by the way, Doug crisscrossed the country.  I think he did -- he spent more time making sure that the folks who actually count the votes in these states do it honestly.  And thank you, pal.  (Applause.)
AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you, Doug!
AUDIENCE:  Joe!  Joe!  Joe!  Joe!
THE PRESIDENT:  And, folks, on behalf of Jill and myself, we're here for a simple reason: to say thank you from the bottom my heart.  Not a joke.  We mean it.  This is not a political piece.  This is to say thank you, thank you, thank you.  Most of all, thank you for believing in your country.  Thank you -- no, I really mean it.  Thank you for fighting like the devil to make sure that we had a free and a fair election.
And, you know, all those election deniers, so far, best of my knowledge, none of them has not said they -- when they lost, they said, "We lost."  That's a big deal.  No, I really mean it.
You know, Tuesday was a good day for America, a good day for democracy.  And it was a strong night for Democrats.  (Applause.)
For months and months, all of you heard from the press and the pundits was that "Democrats are facing a disaster."  Remember that?  And all those polls -- all those polls, God love them -- (laughter) -- you know, "Historic losses are on the way.  A giant red wave."
AUDIENCE:  Booo --
THE PRESIDENT:  Folks, that didn't happen.  You know, we were talking backstage here before we came out, each of us crisscrossing the country, all four of us.  And we were saying we'd come back and say, "I don't know what they're talking about."  (Laughter.)  No, no, no, I'm serious.  The overwhelming response we were getting, and the fact that even those folks who may not like me or may not like somebody, but they agree with our agenda, they thought what we were doing -- (applause) --
And, by the way, all the Democrats ran on the same agenda without being told.  Look, while votes are being counted -- we don't know the outcome of all the races -- here's what we do know: We lost fewer seats in the House of Representatives than any Democratic President's first elected midterm -- (applause) -- in at least 40 years.  We had the best midterms for governors since 1986.  (Applause.)  And experts said we couldn't beat the odds, but we did beat the odds.  (Applause.)
And we did it for one reason -- this is not hyperbole -- because of you and all of you up in the balc- -- by the -- it's hard to see you up in the balcony, but God love you.  (Applause.)  I really mean it.  Because of you.  You believed in the system.  You believed in the institutions.  You fought like hell for it.  And that's the most important thing that happened, in my view, in this election.  It was the first national election since January 6th, and there were a lot of concerns about whether democracy would meet the test.  It did.  It did.  It did.  (Applause.)
And I want to compliment all those mainstream Republicans.  I mean it.  They get in -- they fought like we usually fight, and they -- we got a result, and we accepted it.  Everybody accepted.
So, for many of you, you organized, you got the vote out, you volunteered at the polls.  Think of all we heard before this election about all the people being intimidated, all the people being threatened at the polls, all the people who worked the polls.  Despite the threats and abuses of too many poll workers on Election Day and election -- excuse me, should say election officials -- experienced -- experienced of late, you did your job.  You fulfilled your duty.  You showed up.  You did what you're supposed to do.  And so did the American people.  (Applause.)
Look, the American people overwhelmingly -- overwhelmingly support our agenda: lowering prescription drug costs, making healthcare more affordable, rebuilding America, revitalizing American manufacturing, taking on the climate crisis, and finally -- and finally making big corporations pay their fair share.  (Applause.)  Preserving democracy and protecting fundamental rights.
This is -- this is the progress and the programs that we ran on.  And this is the vote that showed just some real enthusiasm for what we're -- what we're fighting for.  And guess what?  It matters.
You know, when we came to office, we inherited a nation and a pandemic raging and an economy that was reeling, but we went to work -- all of you.
And, by the way, I know a lot of you just didn't show up on Election Day.  You've been working the last 25 -- 20 or so months' worth.  But you went to work building an economy from the bottom up and the middle out.  And so, you know, the MAGA Republican trickle-down economic policy we decided didn't work for Americans.
Our economic policies created 10 million new jobs.  (Applause.)
Unemployment -- unemployment went from 6.4 percent down to 3.7 percent, one of the lowest in 50 years.  (Applause.)
American manufacturing is surging with 700 new manufacturing jobs created and many more to come.  (Applause.)
And, look, as I said all during the campaign, “Where the hell is written that America can't lead the world in manufacturing?”  We are, and we will, and we're going to continue to.  (Applause.)
Folks, look, just today we learned that inflation came down last month.  And mainstream economists are saying this is a really positive sign of the resilience of the economic recovery.  It's going to take time to get inflation back to normal levels.  We could see setbacks along the way, I realize that.  But we are laser-focused on it.  That's why it's so critical for us to pass important legislation this year to lower those costs for families.  And I know it's going to take time to implement our entire economic agenda, which we already passed, and for folks to feel it in their day-to-day lives.
But I think folks are going to see it in the next few months.  That's what's going to -- and I think that's what they voted for.
Watch what happens when people see new roads, bridges being built in their towns; they start to see the investments being made in electric rail all across America, where they they're going to -- (applause) -- it's going to take significant number of vehicles off the road, reducing pollution.
Watch what happens when there's affordable high-speed Internet in every home in America.  (Applause.)
Watch what happens when they realized we meant what we said and the lead pipes start being pulled out of schools, daycare centers, homes all across America.
Watch what happens in January when seniors with diabetes on Medicare only have to pay 35 bucks a month instead of 400 bucks a month for their insulin.  (Applause.)
Watch what happens when big corporations in America start to pay their fair share.  And, by the way, a 15 percent tax.  Isn't that terrible?  (Laughter.)  You all pay more than that.
THE PRESIDENT:  Look -- but in 2020, the 55 largest corpor- -- of the 55 -- 55 of the largest corporations in America paid zero on $40 million in profits.  Those days are over.  (Applause.) 
And watch what happens when new factories are being built in communities with American workers making the most advanced computer chips in the world.
And, by the way, that's going to create thousands of good-paying jobs.  And I mean jobs between $120-, $135,000 a year, and you don't need a college degree to do them.  (Applause.)
Look, you all made this possible, and we're just getting started.  We're just getting started.  (Applause.)
We saw extraordinary results in these midterms elections that no one thought possible.  More independents voted for Democrats and Republicans in this election.  Young people, you voted at historic numbers again, just as you did two years ago. Young people voted to continue addressing the climate crisis, gun violence, personal rights and freedoms, student debt relief, all those things which you stepped up to do.  (Applause.)

And as I said, women in America made their voices heard, man.  (Applause.)  I said it last year that one of the most extraordinary things about the Dobbs decision is what was about to challenge American women when the Justice said, let’s -- “They have it in their power…”  Basically saying, “Let's see what they're going to do.”

Well, guess what?  (Laughter.)  Y'all showed up and beat the hell out of them.  (Applause.)

Look, I said it then: Those who support ripping away the rights to choose don't have a clue about the power of women in America, but now I think they do.  And we're -- and, by the way, no one worked harder to get that message across America than this lady right here.  (Applause.)
And, look, I also think the American people sent a message that they want us to work together.  They’ve -- I've always done that, and I know I got criticized for it when I ran.  I said I was running for three reasons:  One, to restore the soul of America.  Two, to build this economy from the middle out and the bottom up.  And thirdly, to unite the country.

Regardless of what the final tally showed, I'm prepared to work with Republicans.  But the American people made it clear: They expect Republicans to work with me as well.  (Applause.)

And, folks, I'll always be open to any good ideas, whether it's Democrat or Republican, to move the country forward.  But I've also made it really clear that if Republicans try to repeal the power we just gave Medicare to reduce prescription drug costs, I will veto it and not let happen.  (Applause.)

If Republicans try to walk away from the historic commitment we just made to deal with a climate crisis, I will not let that happen.  (Applause.)

If Republicans try to cut Social Security and Medicare, I will not let that happen.  (Applause.)  And if they try to cut taxes for the super wealthy again and the biggest corporations, like they did the last administration, I will not let that happen either.  (Applause.)

Look -- and as we look at tax cuts, we should be looking at tax cuts for working people and middle-class people.  (Applause.)  And I'm going to keep the commitment we both made: that no one making less than 400 grand a year will ever see a penny in their taxes go up as long as we are in power.  (Applause.)

And, folks -- and I love the Republicans talking about “big-spendin’ Democrats.”  We're going to keep working to keep the federal deficit low.  We cut the deficit in two years by 1 trillion 700 billion dollars -- more than ever in all of American history.  (Applause.)

I don't want to hear it from Republicans, calling Democrats big spenders.  They're the -- we’re the ones bringing down the deficit.  They're the ones that blew it up over four years.  (Applause.)
And one more thing: If Republicans pass -- and I got -- don't think they can do it now -- a ban -- a national ban to ban abortion, I will veto it.  It's simple.  (Applause.)

We need to codify Roe v. Wade as the law of the land.  (Applause.)

And, look, let me close with this.  You've all heard me say it before, and I'll say it again: I honest to God have never been more optimistic about America’s future than today.  And I'm optimistic for a number of reasons.

We're better situated than any nation in the world -- any nation in the world -- to lead the world.  We're better positioned than any nation in the world, in terms of our economic growth and possibilities.  And I'm -- I'm optimistic because of the young people of this nation.

I've -- you've heard me say time and again, and I meant it:  Your generation represents the best educated, the most talented, the least prejudiced generation in the history of the United States of America.  For -- (applause) -- I'm not -- and, by the way, I wasn't trying to be nice, I was just stating the facts.  Just stating the facts.

In two-twe- -- in 2020, many of you voted for your first time, and you volunteered in your first election.  (Applause.)  Well, look at what you did when you exercised your power to vote: You elected Kamala Harris the first woman Vice President in American history.  (Applause.)  And you helped me keep my commitment that I would appoint the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, Justice Jackson.  (Applause.)  And guess what?  She's probably the smartest person on the Supreme Court.  (Applause.)

And because of your vote this year, we're going to keep building the foundation we laid for the fir- -- in the first two years.

You proved once again, on Tuesday, that our democracy -- in our democ- -- our democracy, the power is in the hands of the people.  We the -- no, for real -- "We the People."  It really is truly in our hands.

We set the course for the nation's future.  We just have to remember who in God's name we are.  And I'm -- I hope, if nothing else happens, remember this: There's not a damn thing -- I really mean it from the bottom of my heart -- not a damn thing we can't do if we do it together.

We are the United States of America.  And you made it better.  (Applause.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you.  God bless you all, and may God protect our troops.  Go get ‘em.  We got a lot of work to do.
Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

3:48 P.M. EST

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
November 16, 2022

 Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Republicans To Leave MAGA Republicanism Behind And Work With Democrats To Get Things Done

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the midterm election results and MAGA Republicans’ failed attempts to dismantle our democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Over the past week, there’s been a lot of discussion here in Washington and across the media about how the results of these midterms defied history and defied conventional wisdom.

I remember back in April and May, [some said] no way Democrats are going to keep the majority. They're going to lose a whole bunch of seats. And people are asking what happened.

Well, I think the answer, however, is rather simple: this year, Democrats ran with strong candidates. We compiled an extremely strong legislative record, which the candidates could run on.

Republicans, on the other hand, ran with flawed candidates who spent more time talking about MAGA extremism than the things that truly mattered to the American people.

After Republican failures in elections in 2018, in 2020, and now in 2022, I hope the message is sinking in: if Republicans continue to embrace MAGA radicalism, they are going to keep losing. So for their own sake but more importantly, for the sake of the country I hope that very soon the GOP rejects the MAGA wing and makes a commitment to work with Democrats in the next Congress.

The worst thing Republicans can do right now is to double down on the MAGA platform and embrace gridlock, but sadly it seems that’s the path that some on the other side still want to take.

In fact, Senator Rick Scott of Florida, who notoriously led the unsuccessful Republican Senate campaign efforts, recently suggested that one of the reasons Republicans lost on Election Day was because they actually worked too much with Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation. That they weren’t MAGA enough. It defies all logic.

If Republicans want to follow Rick Scott’s lead, make our day. Following Senator Scott is like following a blind man right over the cliff.

Remember, it was Senator Scott who released a platform calling for tax hikes on working and Middle Americans, which our candidates reminded people of in the election over and over again.

It was Senator Scott who threatened to put Medicare and Social Security on the chopping block, which again was one of the most powerful arguments for why Republicans were wrong for the country.  

And it was Senator Scott who embraced Trump and believed that the MAGA wing was the road to success, that denying the elections, that spreading the Big Lie, encouraging the MAGA extreme wing was the right thing to do.

The American people knew better. American voters ran in the opposite direction and voted for Democrats, including many Republicans who said, ‘I may be a Reagan Republican, I may be a Bush Republican, but this Republican party ain't one for me.’

After three failed elections, three in a row, it should be obvious that embracing MAGA is a total loser for the Republican Party. If anyone thinks otherwise, just look what happened last night in purple Arizona: Katie Hobbs, the Democratic nominee for governor, was declared the winner in her race against Kari Lake. Everyone thought Kari Lake would win because of her communication skills, but even she lost, proof positive that MAGA just doesn’t work.   

I earnestly hope that in the next couple of months Republicans will realize it’s better for the country—and even better for their party—to focus instead on working with Democrats over the next two years to get things done for the American people.  

Now I know this is not going to happen overnight, in the next week or two. Our immediate focus, of course, is the lame duck, where there’s a lot of work to be done.

But when the dust settles come January, and Republicans have hopefully resolved some of their own internal fights, we hope that at least some of them will realize that the scorched Earth MAGA policy is a failure not only for America but for them.  

The usual pundits and skeptics and critics are saying, “Oh, this won’t happen.” But look at the major bills we did this summer: five of them – major bills –bipartisan. And before that? The fifth bill, the postal bill. All done bipartisan, significant legislation. We Democrats are going to work hard to replicate that effort.  

Americans are tired of the chaos. They’re tired of the MAGA insanity. They’re tired of the very MAGA attack on the very roots of our democracy. They want leaders who will take their problems seriously. Most Americans know that Donald Trump is out for himself and only for himself, even if it hurts democracy, even if it hurts the Republican Party.  

Republicans should learn that lesson or risk even more failure in the future.


Democratic State Legislative Committee
November 11, 2022

DLCC Makes Midterm History By Protecting Every Democratic Majority

WASHINGTON — With the Nevada Assembly breaking for Democrats, Democrats have officially defended all of their majorities in this midterm year for the first time since at least 1934 and likely ever. In light of this news, DLCC President Jessica Post released the following statement:

“Despite being under-recognized and under-resourced, the DLCC has been investing in state Democratic power over the decade, and now that work is paying off for the American people. Not only have we defended every single Democratic majority — which is unprecedented in a midterm year for the party in power — we’ve also made gains across the country and flipped legislatures red to blue in Minnesota and Michigan. This historic feat should humble the GOP in state legislatures — they thought they could attack abortion rights and fundamental freedoms and not face any backlash. The American people just proved them wrong.”

With results still pouring in, Democratic gains in state legislatures are on track to have the most substantial wins for the party of the midterms. The DLCC crafted and implemented its Path to The Majority strategy to protect Democratic power in Colorado, Maine, Nevada, and New Mexico while making a play for vulnerable GOP majorities in places like Michigan and in the Minnesota Senate. From early on, the DLCC was laser-focused on building party infrastructure and invested resources across these states, helping state partners lay the groundwork for strong campaigns across the country.

The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. This cycle, the committee raised $50 million to elect state Democrats across the country. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives.


RNC Research
November 18, 2022

Republicans Gained Historic Wins In The Midterms

Republicans Had An Historic Night – We Took Back The House, Turned Purple States Red, And Won Key Down Ballot Races



·         Republicans flipped the House for only the third time since the Eisenhower administration.

o   This is now the second straight cycle Republicans will pick up seats in the House, following 2020 where the Party netted 14 seats.

·         In NY-17, Mike Lawler defeated Sean Patrick Maloney, becoming the first candidate to defeat a DCCC chair since 1980 and the first to defeat a party committee chair since 1992.

·         Of the votes that have been tallied so far, Republicans have received over 4 million more votes in House races than Democrats.


·         Katie Britt is the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama and will become the youngest woman in the Senate.

·         Sarah Huckabee Sanders was elected the first female Governor of Arkansas.

o   Leslie Rutledge was elected the first female Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.

·         Oklahoma Senator-elect Markwayne Mullin will be the first Native American in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades.

o   Mullin will be the first Native American Senator from Oklahoma in a century.

·         Lori Chavez-DeRemer became Oregon’s first Republican Latina to be elected to Congress.

·         Juan Ciscomani became Arizona’s first Latino Republican to be elected to Congress.

·         Anna Paulina Luna became Florida’s first Mexican American woman elected to Congress.

·         Republican Monica De La Cruz is the first Republican and first Latina elected to represent Texas’ 15th Congressional district in the district’s 120-year history.

·         Congressman-elect Andy Ogles won in TN-05, making it the first time Nashville has had a Republican representative in Congress since Reconstruction.

·         Guam elected its first Republican House delegate, James Moylan, since 1993.

·         Iowa elected a Republican Attorney General, Brenna Bird, for the first time in over 40 years.

o   Iowa also elected a Republican state treasurer, Roby Smith, for the first time in 40 years.

·         Soo Hong is the first Asian American Republican woman elected to the Georgia State legislature.

·         Georgia Insurance Commissioner John King, who was appointed to the office by Gov. Brian Kemp in 2019, became the first Hispanic candidate elected to statewide office.


·         Several states that were previously purple swing states have turned bright red.

·         Florida

o   Sen. Marco Rubio won re-election by 16 points and Republicans picked up four House seats.

o   Republicans captured every statewide office in Florida, the first time since reconstruction this has happened, and won the governor’s race by the largest margin in at least 40 years.

o   Gov. Ron DeSantis won Miami-Dade County, becoming the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the county since 2002.

§  DeSantis won Miami-Dade County by the largest margin of any Republican gubernatorial candidate in “at least the past 40 years.”

o   Republicans took supermajorities in both chambers of the Florida Legislature, a feat that has not been accomplished by one party in “modern Florida political history.”

o   Republicans are expected to hold 85 seats in the 120-member House, the largest GOP majority in history. 

o   All nine Republicans running in state legislative races in the Miami area won.

·         Ohio

o   Ohio Republicans swept all six statewide elected offices, including re-electing Gov. Mike DeWine by 25 points.

o   J.D. Vance won his race to become Ohio’s next Senator.

o   Republicans expanded their supermajority in the Ohio State House and obtained their largest supermajority in the Senate in 70 years.

o   Republicans swept the Ohio Supreme Court races, winning all three seats that were up this cycle.

·         Iowa

o   Republicans swept nearly every statewide and federal race in Iowa.

§  Republicans swept all four of Iowa’s congressional races and re-elected Sen. Chuck Grassley, meaning the state’s entire congressional delegation is now Republican.

§  The last time the state’s congressional delegation was entirely Republican was in 1956.

o   Republicans won all but one of Iowa’s statewide elected offices, with the last race still too close to call.

§  Iowa elected a Republican Attorney General, Brenna Bird, for the first time in over 40 years.

§  Iowa also elected a Republican state treasurer, Roby Smith, for the first time in 40 years.

o   Republicans expanded their majority in the Iowa House and are on track to obtain a supermajority in the Iowa Senate, the first time that has happened in over 50 years.


·         Florida

o   Republicans took supermajorities in both chambers of the Florida Legislature, a feat that has not been accomplished by one party in “modern Florida political history.”

o   The Florida House Republican Campaign Committee announced that Republicans are expected to hold 85 seats in the 120-member House, the largest GOP majority in history.

·         Michigan

o   An incumbent Republican won a competitive Michigan Supreme Court election.

o   Conservatives are poised to take control over the Brandywine Board of Education after winning four seats.

·         Iowa

o   Republicans expanded their majority in the Iowa House and are on track to obtain a supermajority in the Iowa Senate, the first time that has happened in over 50 years.

·         Kansas

o   Republicans swept all five seats on the ballot for Kansas State Board of Education, giving them a 7-3 advantage over Democrats.

·         Kentucky

o   In both state legislative chambers Republicans expanded their supermajorities, having flipped a net five seats in the House and one seat in the Senate.

·         New York

o   Republicans struck down the Democrat supermajority in the State Senate.

o   In Central New York, Republicans saw a clean sweep of State Supreme Court Judges, taking all four seats while flipping two from blue to red.

·         North Carolina

o   Republicans gained a supermajority in the North Carolina State Senate and came within one seat of a supermajority in the House.

o   Republicans won both state Supreme Court races that were on the ballot, flipping the makeup of the court from a 4-3 Democratic majority to a 5-2 Republican majority.

o   Republicans won all four North Carolina Court of Appeals races.

·         Ohio

o   Republicans expanded their supermajority in the Ohio State House and obtained their largest supermajority in the Senate in 70 years.

o   Republicans easily swept all three Ohio Supreme Court races.

·         South Carolina

o   Republicans gained a supermajority in the State House, now holding over 70 percent of the seats in the chamber.

·         Texas

o   Republicans gained on a seat on the Texas State Board of Education, giving them a 10-5 majority over Democrats.

·         Wisconsin

o   Republicans won a supermajority in Wisconsin’s state senate.


·         No incumbent Republican Senator lost to a Democrat.

·         Every incumbent Republican governor won, and 14 out of 15 won by double digits.

o   Republican Joe Lombardo defeated Nevada’s incumbent Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak.

·         Every incumbent Republican Attorney General was re-elected.


·         Candidates from all backgrounds won seats in races across the country, including: 

o   Hispanic candidates, including Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06), Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), and Monica De La Cruz (TX-15).

o   Black candidates, including John James (MI-10) and Wesley Hunt (TX-38).

o   Female candidates, including Katie Britt (AL), Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13), Laurel Lee (FL-15), Erin Houchin (IN-09), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05), Monica De La Cruz (TX-15), Jen Kiggans (VA-02), and Harriett Hageman (WY-At Large).

o   Veteran candidates, including J.D. Vance (OH), Eli Crane (AZ-02), Cory Mills (FL-07), Anna Paulina Luna (FL-13), Rich McCormick (GA-06), Zach Nunn (IA-03), John James (MI-10), Ryan Zinke (MT-01), Nick LaLota (NY-01), Brandon Williams (NY-22), Joe Lombardo (NV), Max Miller (OH-07), Keith Self (TX-03), Morgan Luttrell (TX-08), Wesley Hunt (TX-38), Jen Kiggans (VA-02), and Derrick Van Orden (WI-03).


·         Republicans flipped blue seats to red across the country.

o   Eli Crane flipped AZ-02 red.

o   Juan Ciscomani flipped AZ-06 red.

o   Cory Mills flipped FL-07 red.

o   Anna Paulina Luna flipped FL-13 red.

o   Rich McCormick flipped GA-06 red.

o   Zach Nunn flipped IA-03 red.

o   John James filled MI-10 red.

o   Thomas Kean Jr. flipped NJ-07 red.

o   Republicans flipped three congressional seats in deep blue New York.

§  Republicans swept all four congressional seats on Long Island.

§  George Santos won NY-03, becoming the first Republican to represent Nassau County, New York’s North Shore, since 1982.

§  Anthony D’Esposito is the first Republican to represent NY-04 since 1996.

§  Mike Lawler flipped NY-17 red – the first time the seat was won by a Republican in nearly 40 years.

§  Marc Molinaro flipped NY-19 red.

o   Lori Chavez-DeRemer flipped OR-05 red.

o   Andy Ogles flipped TN-05 red to replace retiring Democrat Jim Cooper.

o   Monica De La Cruz flipped TX-15 red.

o   Jen Kiggans flipped VA-02 red.

o   Derrick Van Orden flipped WI-03 red – the first time the seat is held by a Republican in 26 years.

Republican State Leadership Committee
Nov. 18, 2022 screenshot of https://www.rslc.gop/press-releases