Republicans have gained another five seats in the U.S. House. Among the latest declared GOP winners: John James in Michigan, Zach Nunn in Iowa, Anna Paulina Luna in Florida and Anthony D’Espocito in New York.
All told, in the House, Republicans have reached 211 seats. They need only another 7 seats to wrest away a clear House majority from the Democrats. Counting is still under way on 32 seats.
In the Senate, Republicans now lead 49 to 48 seats, with three races — in Arizona, Nevada and Georgia — still left to be determined. Republicans hold a clear lead in Nevada and trail slightly in Arizona. Georgia will hold a Senate run-off election on Dec. 6.
So, despite early pessimism, it appears the Republicans will gain control of both the Senate and House, although by slim majorities. Here with an update is Steve Turley.