Electoralism/Democratism

Congress still hangs on a knife’s edge as ‘red wave’ weakens: Fetterman’s win boosts Democrats’ chances of keeping Senate

  • House Democrats saw their biggest loss so far on Wednesday morning when the head of House Democrats’ campaign fundraising arm Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney conceded his New York race
  • Democratic Senate hopeful John Fetterman defeated Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, wrapping up one of the most closely watched races by 1 AM for his party’s marquee victory
  • Georgia Senate race looks like it will go to a runoff, a Georgia election official said Wednesday
  • Herschel Walker was leading Warnock by less than 1% and short of 50%
  • Votes were still being counted in tight Senate races in Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin 
  • Top Republicans admitted there wasn’t a red wave they were expecting as Democrats made early gains 
  • The GOP are still expected to retake the House, but gains are now looking to be narrow
  • The Senate is still too close to call in crucial races and either party could be in control
  • Kevin McCarthy predicted victory by morning, but control wasn’t settled by sunrise 

Republicans and Democrats are still wrestling for control of Congress late on Wednesday morning, more than 24 hours after voters began lining up at polling places across the country.

House Democrats took their biggest blow just before 11am on Wednesday when Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, head of their fundraising arm the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, conceded his loss to Republican challenger Mike Lawler.

Lawler’s campaign confirmed on Twitter Wednesday morning that Maloney had called him, and he was already congratulated by the DCCC’s Republican counterpart – though the Associated Press is yet to call the race.

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