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570 views • December 7, 2022

23 House Seats Flipped During 2022 Midterm Elections

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A total of 23 seats in Congress flipped political parties during the 2022 midterm elections, data shows. Of the 23 seats that switched political parties, 16 seats flipped from Democrat to Republican and seven flipped from Republican to Democrat. The House of Representatives is a 435-seat chamber. A party needs to hold 218 seats to claim a majority. Ahead of the 2022 midterms, Democrats held 220 seats and Republicans held 212 seats. Nine incumbents—six Democrats and three Republicans—lost their reelection bids on Nov. 8. Three seats were vacant. Of the three vacant seats, two were previously held by Democrats and one was held by a Republican: Florida's 13th District: Democrat Charlie Crist resigned on Aug. 31 with no special election held. Florida's 23rd District: Democrat Ted Deutch resigned on Sept. 30 with no special election held. Indiana's 2nd District: Republican Jackie Walorski died on Aug. 3. A special election was held Nov. 8. The 2022 midterms were the first elections to take place following congressional apportionment and redistricting after the 2020 census. As a result of apportionment, six states—Texas, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon—gained districts. Seven states—California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia—lost districts. Starting in January, when the new members are sworn in, Republicans will control 221 House seats, leaving Democrats with 212 seats. Of the 23 congressional seats that switched political parties, 16 seats flipped from Democrat to Republican and seven flipped from Republican to Democrat. Democrat to Republican Arizona District 2: Republican Eli Crane defeated three-term Democrat Rep. Tom O’Halleran. The election filled the seat held by Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, who first assumed office in 2019. Kirkpatrick announced on March 12, 2021, that she would seek reelection. Florida District 13: Republican Anna Paulina Luna defeated Democrat Eric Lynn, 53 percent to 45 percent. The newly redrawn district had been represented by Democrat Charlie Crist, who resigned his office to launch an unsuccessful gubernatorial challenge against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. District 7: Republican Cory Mills defeated Democrat Karen Green. The district, which became solidly red after redistricting, was represented by retiring Democrat Stephanie Murphy. California District 5: Republican Tom McClintock defeated Democrat Mike Barkley, 60.1 percent to 38.7 percent. The seat had been held by Democrat Mike Thompson, whose term ends on Jan. 3, 2023. Thompson held the seat since 2013. District 13: On Dec. 2, Republican John Duarte declared victory against Democrat state Assemblyman Adam Grey in a district where Democrat voters outnumber Republicans by a margin of 42 percent to 24 percent. District 13 has not elected a Republican since 1974. Duarte will assume the seat long held by Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee, who ran for a seat in the 12th District due to redistricting. Georgia District 6: Republican Rich McCormick defeated Democrat Bob Christian, 62.4 percent to 37.6 percent. Democrats had held the seat since 2018. Iowa District 3: Republican state Sen. Zach Nunn narrowly defeated two-term incumbent Democrat Rep. Cindy Axne—the state’s only Democrat member of Congress—with 50.3 percent of the vote. Iowa will send four Republicans to the House of Representatives for the first time since 2004, when the state had five representatives. Iowa’s House delegation has not been singularly Republican since 1994. Michigan District 10: In a redrawn congressional district in the Detroit suburbs, Republican John James defeated Democrat Carl Marlinga by a narrow margin of 48.6 percent to 48.4 percent. New Jersey District 7: Republican Tom Kean Jr. defeated incumbent Democrat Tom Malinowski by 4.6 points. Malinowski had held the seat since 2019. New York District 3: New York Republican George Devolder-Santos defeated Democrat Robert Zimmerman by a margin of nearly 8.4 points—54.2 percent to 45.8 percent—flipping the district to red for the first time since 2010. Zimmerman sou
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