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Latest election results: Congress split between parties; young people voted in droves; and more

November 7, 2018

All major television networks predict Democrats will take control of House of Representatives for first time in eight years

GOP retains Senate control for two more years, shattering Dems’ dreams of anti-Trump wave sweeping them into majority

Following the midterm elections, a record number of women will serve in the U.S. House.

Record number of female contenders and candidates of color means several winners will take office as trailblazers

More young people voted, and roughly two-thirds of 18-29 year olds voted for Democrats.

Republican U.S. Rep. John Curtis defeats two challengers to win his first full term

South Dakota voters reject measure to raise state tobacco tax by $1 per pack of cigarettes for tech school affordability

Republican Mike Simpson wins 11th term in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District

South Dakota voters approve ban on out-of-state money for citizen initiatives

Republican Russ Fulcher elected to represent Idaho’s 1st Congressional District

South Dakota voters reject measure to impose stricter lobbying and campaign finance rules, create new ethics commission

New York Republican U.S. Rep. Peter King re-elected to 14th term with victory over Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley

Republicans fend off challengers to keep control of Wisconsin Senate

Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little elected Idaho governor, defeating Democrat Paulette Jordan

Utah voters reject ballot measure to increase education funding through gas tax hike

Republican Rep. Kristi Noem elected South Dakota governor, defeating Democrat Billie Sutton

Republican Rep. Steve King wins 9th term representing northwest Iowa, defeating Democrat J.D. Scholten

Hawaii Democrat, former US Rep. Ed Case heading back to Congress after defeating Republican Cam Cavasso

Republican Pete Stauber flips NE Minnesota congressional seat opened by Democrat’s retirement

Californians reject rent control expansion initiative that was aimed at state’s housing crisis

Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard defeats Republican challenger to return to US Congress

Democrat Janet Mills elected Maine governor, defeating Republican Shawn Moody and putting seat back in Democratic hands

Former national teacher of the year Jahana Hayes becomes first black woman elected to Congress from Connecticut

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa elected to full term, defeating Democrat Fred Hubbell

Republican newcomer Steve Watkins wins congressional race in eastern Kansas district Democrats hoped to flip

Democrat Ellison elected Minnesota attorney general, surviving ex-girlfriend’s abuse claim

Minnesota Republicans keep state Senate majority with special election win

Longtime Houston GOP Rep. John Culberson loses to Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, flipping wealthy Texas district

GOP Rep. Mike Bost wins 3rd term over Democrat Brendan Kelly in southern Illinois district

Oregon voters pass measure to allow governments to use affordable housing bond dollars for public-private partnerships

Democrats have picked up 23 House seats, putting them on track to reach the 218 needed to seize control from GOP

Democrat Antonio Delgado defeats freshman Republican U.S. Rep. John Faso in New York’s Hudson Valley

Democrat Angie Craig defeats Republican Jason Lewis to flip Minnesota’s 2nd District seat

Democrat Abigail Spanberger of Virginia elected to US House, defeating Republican incumbent Dave Brat

Democratic state Sen. Jeff Van Drew wins open New Jersey House seat over pro-Trump rival

Oregon voters reject measure that would have required legislative supermajority to approve bills raising revenue

Oregon voters reject measure that would have repealed state’s immigrant sanctuary law

Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom of California elected governor, defeating Republican John Cox

Oregon voters reject measure that would have prohibited using state funds for most abortion coverage

Republican McMorris Rodgers wins re-election to House from Washington

North Carolina Democrats win enough state House seats to end Republicans’ veto-proof control, empowering Gov. Roy Cooper

Republican Rep. Ann Wagner fights off challenge and wins election to fourth term

Republican Josh Hawley wins Missouri Senate race, ousts Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick wins southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District seat held by Republicans for years

Republican George Holding of North Carolina re-elected to US House, defeating Democrat Linda Coleman

Minnesota House Speaker Daudt concedes Republican will lose control of state House as Democrats sweep suburbs

Michigan voters approve measure that entrusts electoral redistricting to independent panel instead of the Legislature

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Democrat Cindy Axne beats Republican incumbent Rep. David Young to represent much of southwest Iowa

Pelosi says ‘tomorrow will be a new day in America’ as Democrats close in on control of House

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon wins re-election, defeating Republican Knute Buehler

Democratic ex-NFL linebacker Colin Allred defeats Republican House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions in Dallas race

Colorado voters reject ballot measure restricting where new oil and gas wells can be drilled

Democrat Abby Finkenauer beats Iowa GOP Rep. Rod Blum, is among youngest women ever elected to U.S. House

Democrat Kendra Horn wins Oklahoma congressional seat in an upset against incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Russell

Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state wins re-election, defeating Republican Susan Hutchison.

Democrat Tom Malinowski defeats GOP incumbent Leonard Lance in New Jersey for House seat

Michigan voters approve wide-ranging constitutional amendment that will expand voting methods and options

Republican Ron DeSantis elected Florida governor, defeating Democrat Andrew Gillum and keeping seat in GOP control

Democrat Laura Kelly elected Kansas governor, defeating Republican Kris Kobach and flipping party control of seat

Incumbent Tim Eichenberg wins re-election as New Mexico state treasurer

Missouri voters reject 10-cents-per-gallon increase in gas tax

Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik re-elected to third term in rural, northern New York

Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan wins fourth term, defeating Republican John James

Missouri voters approve gradual minimum wage increase to $12 an hour

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire wins re-election, defeating Democrat Molly Kelly

Republican-appointed incumbent Jimmy Patronis elected Florida’s chief financial officer

Republican Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont wins re-election, defeating Democrat Christine Hallquist

Republican Rep. Jack Bergman wins second House term, defeating Democrat Matthew Morgan in northern Michigan

North Dakota residents have voted to explicitly bar non-U.S. citizens from voting in federal, state and local elections

Incumbent Maggie Toulouse Oliver wins re-election as New Mexico secretary of state

Democrats inching toward control of the House, picking up moderate, suburban districts across the Northeast and Midwest

Former state legislative leader Tim Armstead wins crowded race to keep seat on West Virginia Supreme Court

Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis; AP has not called the race

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona wins re-election, defeating Democrat David Garcia

Republican Rep. Rob Bishop has bested two opponents to win re-election to a ninth term

Democrat Lori Trahan wins open congressional seat in Massachusetts vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas

Republican Billy Long re-elected to 5th term representing southwestern Missouri in Congress

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan wins sixth term representing northern New Mexico’s 3rd District.

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy advance to Nov. 27 runoff in Mississippi Senate race

Democrat David Trone of Maryland elected to open US House seat, defeating Republican Amie Hoeber

Arizona voters reject big expansion of voucher program that gives money to parents to fund kids’ private school tuition

North Dakota rejects legalizing recreational marijuana, erasing pot convictions.

Democrat David Trone of Maryland elected to open US House seat, defeating Republican Amie Hoeber

Republican Rep. Roger Marshall wins re-election in western Kansas congressional district

Democrat Letitia James defeats Republican lawyer Keith Wofford, to become New York’s first black attorney general

Republican Mike DeWine elected Ohio governor, defeating Democrat Richard Cordray and holding seat for GOP

Democrat Lauren Underwood defeats 4-term GOP Rep. Randy Hultgren in Chicago-area district

Proposition C Missouri state law change allowing medical marijuana rejected by voters

Democratic Gov. David Ige of Hawaii wins re-election, defeating Republican Andria Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii wins a second term, defeating Republican Ron Curtis

Democrat Hector Balderas is re-elected as New Mexico attorney general

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Keating wins re-election in Massachusetts, defeating Republican businessman Peter Tedeschi

Democratic Sen. Tina Smith wins Minn. special election to finish ex-Sen. Al Franken’s term, beats GOP’s Karin Housley

Republican Andy Harris of Maryland re-elected to US House, defeating Democrat Jesse Colvin

Missouri medical marijuana Amendment 3 plan with high tax rejected by voters

Republican US Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina re-elected to the House, defeating Democratic challenger Kathy Manning

Missouri Medical marijuana issue Amendment 2 approved by voters

Florida voters approve sweeping measure aimed at broadening crime victims’ rights

Former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wins 9th District seat, beats Republican Steve Ferrera

Democrat Elaine Luria of Virginia elected to the US House, defeating Republican incumbent Scott Taylor

Florida voters reject proposal giving themselves a bigger exemption on home property taxes

Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham elected New Mexico governor, defeating Republican Rep. Steve Pearce

Ex-Congressman Evan Jenkins wins election to keep seat on West Virginia Supreme Court

New Mexico voters approve constitutional amendment, clear way for the creation of an independent ethics commission

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz elected Minnesota governor, defeating Republican Jeff Johnson and keeping party’s hold on seat

Republican Jason Smith re-elected to represent southeastern Missouri in Congress

Florida allows Legislature to make some criminal laws retroactive; throws out law banning foreign land ownership

Arizona voters approve measure banning state lawmakers from imposing taxes on business services

Missouri voters approve constitutional amendment setting out nonpartisan redistricting plan

Democratic U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton handily wins re-election in Massachusetts, defeating Republican Joseph Schneider

Arizona voters reject measure requiring utilities to get 50 pct of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030

Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry wins 8th term in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern has won re-election, fending off a challenge from Republican Tracy Lovvorn

Florida voters approve constitutional amendment requiring state veterans affairs, anti-terrorism offices

Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer wins North Dakota Senate race, ousts Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp

Republican Vicky Hartzler wins 5th term representing west-central Missouri in Congress

Democrats have won half of the seats they need to claim House majority; GOP picking up key Senate contests

Native American Democrat Debra Haaland beats GOP’s Janice Arnold-Jones, earns groundbreaking US House win in New Mexico

Democratic U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark cruises to re-election, defeating Republican John Hugo

Democrat Sean Casten defeats Rep. Peter Roskam to flip suburban Chicago district GOP has held for decades

Blaine Luetkemeyer elected to 6th term representing eastern Missouri district in Congress

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas defeats Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke

Massachusetts voters back commission to promote constitutional amendment on corporate political spending

Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska wins re-election, defeating Democrat Bob Krist

First-time Democratic candidate Jason Crow defeats 5-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in suburban Denver district

Democrat Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado elected governor, defeating Republican Walker Stapleton

Muslim woman wins Michigan congressional seat long held by John Conyers, who resigned amid sexual harassment complaints

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