Democrats capitalized on President Donald Trump’s unpopularity in suburban districts to capture the House majority, but the president helped turn out Republican voters in states he won two years ago to add to the GOP’s Senate majority.
Democrats needed to win a net of 23 House seats to gain control, and as of early Wednesday, they had won 27. Of the 21 House races still undecided, Republicans are leading in 13 and Democrats are leading in eight.
Republicans headed into Election Day with 51 Senate seats. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., lost his re-election, but the GOP defeated Democrat incumbents in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota. Republican candidates lead as of Wednesday morning in too-close-to-call Arizona and Florida. It’s possible Republicans could have as many as 54 Senate seats in 2019, the most since 2005.