Lauren Boebert Currently Trails Challenger by 64 Votes

And more of the latest on House races
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2022 3:03 AM CST
Updated Nov 9, 2022 9:39 PM CST
Where the House Races Currently Stand
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, June 8, 2022.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite,File)
UPDATE Nov 9, 2022 9:39 PM CST

As of 10:30pm ET Wednesday, the AP had called 391 of the 435 House races, with the Democrats winning 184 of those contests and the Republicans winning 207 so far. Among the latest developments: In New Mexico, incumbent Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell conceded defeat in her race against Democratic challenger Gabe Vasquez, though the AP had not yet called the race. And in Connecticut, the AP reports that Jahana Hayes won a third term, defeating former Republican state senator George Logan for a seat the GOP had hoped to flip. Meanwhile, in Colorado, Republican Lauren Boebert's race for re-election got even tighter; as of this posting she was trailing challenger Adam Frisch by just 64 votes, with 99% of the vote in.

Nov 9, 2022 3:03 AM CST

As of 7:45am Wednesday, the AP had called 371 of the 435 House races, and the Democrats won 172 of those contests to the Republicans' 199; the magic number is 218. Other media outlets had similar counts, and most were still projecting Republicans would gain control of the chamber. The New York Times' election tracker's final update, made at 4am, had House control as "probably Republican" and Senate control as leaning Democratic. But, as Politico puts it, GOP hopes of a "romp" have dimmed, with FiveThirtyEight adding that "That we don’t have a final projection for the House suggests it was a fairly good night for Democrats."

Democrats lost seats as expected, but they also flipped a seat in Michigan, where Hillary Scholten beat Trump-backed Republican John Gibbs in their race to replace Rep. Peter Meijer, per the Hill. Another interesting note: Rep. Lauren Boebert remains in a too-close-to-call race for re-election; National Journal writer Casey J. Wooten calls it a "surprisingly tight race" that could lead to an upset, and might be a sign Colorado is "shifting further blue." The Cook Political Report had rated the district an R+7, and few analysts expected it to be this close. (More of our House coverage: Congress got its first Gen Z member. And in Virginia, races seen as bellwethers went opposite ways.)

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