The US House of Representatives is likely to remain under Republican following several major blows to the Democrat’s attempts to take back the House.
Republicans have been projected to retain a majority of news outlets.
Many Republican representatives ran unopposed. However, the ones who faced Democratic rivals managed to squash them by a landslide in traditionally Republican areas, such as Oklahoma’s Frank D. Lucas (R) who defeated his opponent by 56 percent.
However, Democrats did pick up one large victory. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D) defeated incumbent Senator Mark Kirk (R) and gave the Democrats a blue seat in Illinois.
This will be good news for Senator Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) who will be keeping his position as Speaker of the House.
In order for the Democrats to win the House, they’ll need 218 seats and doing so will require turning several districts Democrat. So far, the majority of Democrats with strong numbers have been running as incumbents or are uncontested.