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How vulnerable House incumbents fared in the 2022 midterms

Democrats defending 36 of the more than 50 competitive seats

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, right, and Sen. Mark Warner, both D-Va., meet with reporters following a Prince William County early voting rally for Spanberger in Woodbridge, Va., on Sept. 24. Spanberger won a competitive reelection race Tuesday.
Rep. Abigail Spanberger, right, and Sen. Mark Warner, both D-Va., meet with reporters following a Prince William County early voting rally for Spanberger in Woodbridge, Va., on Sept. 24. Spanberger won a competitive reelection race Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Here’s a rundown of the races where incumbents battled to keep their seats, based on results compiled by The Associated Press. Many descriptions of areas covered by new districts and the share of the 2020 vote that Democrat Joe Biden or then-President Donald Trump would have gotten in them come from data published by Daily Kos Elections.

This report will be updated.


Peltola wins reelection: Buoyed by Republican and independent support, Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola retained the at-large seat she won in an August special election to finish the term of the late Rep. Don Young. She won the seat on the third ballot after the state invoked its new ranked voting system. As in the special election, Peltola was aided by the intraparty squabbling between the Republican candidates, businessman Nick Begich III and former Gov. Sarah Palin, while she enjoyed the support of GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and many former Young staffers. Peltola won fiercely independent Alaska behind a nonpartisan motto of “Fish, Family, and Freedom.” Peltola also defeated Libertarian Chris Bye in Alaska’s ranked choice voting, which lets voters rank their top picks after a nonpartisan primary reduces the field to four candidates, eliminating the lowest performer and reallocating their votes until a winner emerges. Peltola led Palin by almost 10 percentage points in the tally announced by the Alaska Division of Elections on Nov. 23.


O’Halleran loses to Crane: Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran, Roll Call’s most vulnerable House member this cycle, could not withstand the dual dynamics of a reconfigured district and an environment favorable to the GOP. He lost to Republican Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL and business owner who appeared on “Shark Tank” and had Trump’s endorsement. Crane was leading by 8 percentage points on Friday. The AP called the race at 10:54 p.m. Eastern time Thursday.

Stanton wins third term: Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton, a two-term mayor of Phoenix who first won his House seat in the blue wave of 2018, beat Republican Kelly Cooper, a restaurateur who loaned his campaign more than $1.3 million. Stanton was leading by 14 pointswhen the AP called the race Friday at 10:26 p.m. Eastern time.

Schweikert keeps his seat: After surviving a contentious primary challenge, Republican Rep. David Schweikert prevailed against Democratic opponent and Head Start program leader Jevin D. Hodge in Arizona’s 1st District. Schweikert was ahead by less than 1 point when the AP called the race Monday 9:26 p.m. Eastern time. A six-term lawmaker, Schweikert stepped into his party’s top slot on the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee this year and is among founders of the cryptocurrency-boosting Blockchain Caucus. But ethics scandals became an issue in his brutal primary battle with businessman Elijah Norton, after Schweikert faced Federal Election Commission and House Ethics Committee fines for violations including misspending campaign and congressional office funds. He drew a formal reprimand in the House in 2020. He was ultimately able to defend his seat representing Scottsdale and northeastern Phoenix, a district President Joe Biden, a Democrat, would’ve narrowly won in 2020.


Valadao prevails in tight race: GOP Rep. David Valadao, who lost in the 2018 blue wave but made a comeback in 2020, held off a serious challenge from Democrat Rudy Salas, a member of the state Assembly, in one of the nation’s most expensive House races this cycle. Valadao was leading by 3 percentage points when The Associated Press called the race on Nov. 21 at 9:47 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The party committees and biggest super PACs from both sides poured about $20 million into the race.

Garcia threepeats: Incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Garcia defeated Democrat Christy Smith for the third time in a northern Los Angeles County district. Garcia had bested Smith, a former state assemblywoman, twice in 2020, once in a special election and again for a full term. Fewer than 400 votes separated them in their last November contest two years ago. Biden would have won the district by 12 points, but Garcia was leading by 8 points when the AP called the race Nov. 16 at 6:32 p.m. Eastern time. The race was the 218th called for a Republican giving the party a majority in the next Congress.

Harder wins third term: Democratic Rep. Josh Harder, who first won election to the House in the blue wave of 2018, held on against a challenge from Republican Tom Patti, a member of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. Harder was declared the winner at 10:14 p.m. on Nov. 15, and led by more than 12 points. Though it was considered a competitive race, outside groups didn’t spend big in the district, which Biden won in 2020 by 13 points. 

Kim holds off Mahmood challenge: Republican Rep. Young Kim held onto her Orange County district over Democratic challenger Asif Mahmood, a doctor. Kim, a freshman, was leading by 17 percentage points on Friday after the AP called the race Thursday at 9:41 p.m. Eastern time. Kim, a longtime congressional aide and former member of the California Assembly, was first elected in 2020 after narrowly losing in 2018. Kim, a Korean-American, highlighted her experience as a small-business owner and immigrant during the campaign in the district that supported BIden in 2020 by just under 2 points.

Brownley survives scare: Democrat Julia Brownley, who has served in the House since 2013, prevailed over Republican Matt Jacobs in a district that encompasses most of Ventura County and a small part of Los Angeles County. With Biden winning that district by nearly 20 points in 2020, the race was rated Likely Democrat, but spending from outside groups flooded into the race in the final weeks. Brownley was leading by more than 8 percentage points when the AP called the race Saturday at 10:44 p.m. Eastern time.

Calvert wins 16th term: Rep. Ken Calvert, the top Republican on the Defense Appropriations subcommittee who was first elected in 1992, defeated former federal prosecutor Will Rollins in a redrawn 41st District in the Inland Empire region. Calvert led by 3 points when the AP called the race Monday at 11 p.m. Eastern time. Rollins, a Democrat who said he decided to run after seeing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, raised roughly the same amount as Calvert for the race, about $3.3 million. Trump won what was then numbered the 42nd District by 7 points in 2020, when Calvert won by 14 points. As redrawn, the district would have backed Trump over Biden by just 1 point.

Steel beats challenger Chen: Republican Rep. Michelle Steel beat Democrat Jay Chen, a lieutenant commander in the Navy Reserve and owner of a real estate business, to win a second term. Steel, a Korean immigrant who speaks three languages, was leading by nearly 16 points when the AP called the race Monday at 11 p.m. Eastern time. Biden won the district by more than 6 points in 2020.

Levin prevails after Biden visit: Incumbent Democratic Rep. Mike Levin defeated Republican challenger Brian Maryott in a rematch of their 2020 race. Levin was leading by 5 points when the AP called the race Nov. 16 at 8:06 p.m. Eastern time. Levin had beaten Maryott, a former San Juan Capistrano councilmember, by 6 points in 2020. Biden would have won the newly drawn 49th District by 54 percent to 43 percent, but the race tightened closer to Election Day. With newer concerns over how close the race had gotten, Biden visited San Diego on the Thursday before Election Day for a campaign event with Levin.

Porter prevails: Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, a high profile progressive lawmaker, won reelection against Republican former state Assemblyman Scott Baugh. Porter, a former consumer lawyer and law school professor, was leading by 3 percentage points when the AP called the race Nov. 17 at 8:28 p.m. Eastern Pacific time. Porter first won the Orange County district in 2018. Baugh, a lawyer, previously ran against fellow Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in 2018, finishing fourth in the nonpartisan primary. 


Boebert challenger concedes: Republican incumbent Lauren Boebert has declared victory and Democratic challenger and former Aspen councilmember Adam Frisch conceded Nov. 18 in a race the AP had deemed too close to call a night earlier. The new 3rd District is centered around the Western Slope and ranges over to Pueblo. Trump would have carried the seat by 8 points in 2020, but Boebert’s lead stood at 554 votes, or 0.2 percetage points. Boebert, who has drawn the ire of Democrats for making Islamophobic remarks about Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar’s Muslim faith, is among the former president’s biggest supporters in the House. Boebert came to the House two years ago touting her gun rights activist background, successfully ousting five-term incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton in a Republican primary. 


Hayes defeats Logan to hold seat: Democratic Rep. Jahana Hayes defeated Republican former state Sen. George Logan in the 5th District. Hayes, a former public school teacher who was first elected in 2018, was leading by 1 percentage point when The Associated Press called the race at 7:51 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Hayes, who serves on the Education and Labor and Agriculture committees, represents a Waterbury-area district that supported President Joe Biden by more than 10 points in 2020. 


Dunn defeats Lawson in member-member fight: Republican Rep. Neal Dunn prevailed in a battle against a fellow incumbent, Democratic Rep. Al Lawson. Dunn was leading the race in the 2nd District by 20 points when the AP called the race at 8:46 p.m. Eastern time. Lawson’s Jacksonville-based 5th District was divided into several pieces in redistricting, and rather than retire, he opted to run in a district that would have backed Trump by 11 points in 2020. Both Dunn and Lawson were elected to the congressional class of 2016.

Salazar hangs on in South Florida: Republican Rep. María Elvira Salazar won a second term representing the 27th District, which includes a large swath of Miami-Dade County. Salazar, a former television journalist, was leading Democratic state Sen. Annette Taddeo by 14 percentage points when the AP called the race at 8:29 p.m. Eastern time. The district is about 75 percent Latino, and the two candidates traded accusations of socialism. Biden would have won the district by less than 1 percentage point since it became more Republican after redistricting.


Casten wins third term: After first prevailing in a primary against fellow incumbent Marie Newman, Democratic Rep. Sean Casten went on to beat Republican Keith Pekau, the mayor of Orland Park, to secure a third term in the House. Casten was leading in the 6th District by 8 percentage points when the AP called the race at 12:01 a.m.  Eastern time.

Underwood wins third term: Democrat Lauren Underwood, who made history in 2018 when, at 32, she became the youngest Black woman to serve in Congress, won a third term in a district that Biden carried by 11.4 points in 2020 and was redrawn in an effort to make it easier for her to win. Underwood defeated Republican Scott Gryder, chairman of the Kendall County Board. Underwood was leading by 8 points when the AP called the 14th District race at 1:10 a.m.  Eastern time.


Mrvan holds off challenger: Rep. Frank J. Mrvan, a Democratic freshman who serves on the Education and Labor Committee, was reelected to a second term, beating back a challenge from Republican Air Force veteran Jennifer-Ruth Green. The 1st District, which includes the steel belt city of Gary, has been represented by a Democrat for more than 90 years. Mrvan was leading by 6 percentage points when the AP called the race at 1:58 a.m.


Miller-Meeks hangs on against Bohannan: Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who first won election to the House in 2020 by six votes, beat Democrat Christina Bohanan, a state representative, to secure a second term in the 1st District. Miller-Meeks was leading by 6 percentage points when the AP called the race at 12:08 a.m.  Eastern time.

Hinson hangs onto House seat: Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson, running in a new district after her old one was redrawn, defeated Democrat Liz Mathis in a Republican-leaning seat that Biden would have lost by 4.4 points in 2020. Hinson, first elected in 2020 over Democrat Abby Finkenauer to the state’s 1st District, ran in the 2nd District after the lines were redrawn. Mathis, currently a state senator, and Hinson are former journalists. Hinson was leading by 10 percentage points when AP called the race at 1:12 a.m. Eastern time.

Nunn unseats Axne in 3rd District: Republican state Sen. Zach Nunn will represent Iowa’s 3rd District in the House after defeating two-term incumbent Cindy Axne. Nunn was leading by less than 1 point when the AP called the race at 3:21 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. Nunn is a former intelligence officer in the Air Force who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and a former White House National Security Council staffer. He easily defeated two other Republicans in a primary earlier this year. The district, which includes most of southwest Iowa, was narrowly carried by Donald Trump in 2020.


Davids wins a third term in Kansas: Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids once again prevailed over Republican Amanda Adkins in Kansas’ 3rd District. Davids was ahead by 12 percentage points when the AP called the race at 11:06 p.m. It was a rematch of sorts: Davids beat Adkins by 10 percentage points in 2020, but the lines of the district were subsequently redrawn, making it friendlier to the GOP. First elected in 2018, Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the sole Democrat in the Kansas delegation.


Golden wins closely-watched Maine race: Democratic Rep. Jared Golden defeated former GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin under the state’s ranked choice system after third-place finisher Tiffany Bond’s second-choice votes were assigned. Golden had 53 percent of the vote when the AP called the race Nov. 19 at 6:313 p.m. Eastern time. Poliquin, who was ousted by Golden in 2018, was seeking a comeback to Congress. Golden has developed a reputation of being likely to vote against his party, which likely helped him win in a district that voted for Trump by 6 points. Both parties’ campaign committees and leading super PACs spent heavily here for a combined $15.7 million through Oct. 31. 


Trone holds on against Parrott in rematch: Rep. David Trone retained control of his 6th District seat, defeating challenger Neil C. Parrott, a member of the state’s House of Delegates. Trone, who defeated Parrott by nearly 20 points in 2020 in the previous 6th District, was leading by less than 1 percentage point when the AP called the race at 2:31 p.m. Eastern time Friday. While the district became more Republican in redistricting, President Joe Biden would have carried the new district by nearly 10 points in 2020. Trone, a wealthy businessman who is the owner of Total Wine & More, was first elected in 2018 and is a member of the Appropriations Committee. Trone has highlighted drug addiction and mental health treatment during his time in Congress.


Slotkin defeats Barrett: Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin defeated Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett in Michigan’s 7th District. Slotkin was leading Barrett by nearly 4 percentage points when the AP called the race at 3:08 a.m. Eastern time. Biden would have won the Lansing-area district by 0.5 percentage points. Outside groups spent heavily here, with the party committees and leading super PACs spending nearly $18 million through Oct. 31. An abortion referendum on the ballot in Michigan may have helped turn out voters for Slotkin. 

Kildee survives Michigan challenge: Rep. Dan Kildee defeated Republican challenger Paul Junge in the 8th District, continuing the Kildee family’s hold on the Flint-area seat. Kildee, first elected in 2012, was leading by 10 percentage points when the AP called the race at 10:12 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. Kildee, a chief deputy whip, has pushed to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water supply and other priorities for the automaking district during his time in Congress, which followed his uncle Dale’s 36-year hold on the same seat. Junge, a former television anchor and Citizenship and Immigration Services staffer, previously lost a 2020 congressional campaign against Rep. Elissa Slotkin.           


Craig survives rematch against Kistner: Democratic Rep. Angie Craig, who first won election in the 2018 blue wave, beat GOP challenger Tyler Kistner, a military veteran, for the second cycle in a row. Craig was leading by 5 percentage points when the AP called the race at 1:20 a.m. Eastern time. The party committees and biggest outside groups spent more than $13 million on the race.  


Bacon edges Vargas to win fourth term: Republican Rep. Don Bacon was reelected to a fourth term in Nebraska’s 2nd District, fending off Democratic challenger Tony Vargas. Bacon, a retired Air Force brigadier general, led Vargas, a state senator, by 3 percentage points at 1:55 a.m. Eastern time, when the AP called the race. Bacon sits on the Agriculture and Armed Services committees. Biden won the district, which includes Omaha and its suburbs, by more than 6 percentage points in 2020.


Titus reelected: Rep. Dina Titus won another term in a new-look 1st District that was not quite as blue as her previous district. Titus was ahead of Republican challenger Mark Robertson, a retired Army Reserve colonel and business owner, by 5 percentage points when the AP called the race Friday at 7:26 p.m. Eastern time. 

Lee wins third term: Democratic Rep. Susie Lee won a third term in the reconfigured 3rd District, defeating Republican April Becker after a tight campaign. The district includes a large portion of Las Vegas’ fast-growing southwest valley and rural parts of the county. Lee was leading by less than 4 points when the AP called the race Friday at 7:26 p.m. Eastern time. Lee has seats on the Veterans Affairs Committee and the Education and Labor Committees, and is a reliable Democratic vote. As of June, Lee had voted in line with Biden’s stated position 100 percent of the time, according to CQ vote studies. 

Horsford reelected: Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford won a fourth term representing the 4th District by beating Republican Sam Peters, owner of an insurance firm. Horsford held the seat for one term starting in 2013 and then again from 2019 to the present.The district’s population centers around North Las Vegas but also covers a huge portion of the state. Horsford was leading by 3 points when the AP called the race Friday at 7:26 p.m. Eastern time. On Capitol Hill, Horsford is a member of the House Budget and Ways and Means committees.

New Hampshire

Pappas fends off Gen Z challenge: Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas won a third term representing New Hampshire’s 1st District, defeating Republican Karoline Leavitt, who turned 25 in August and had sought to be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Pappas was leading by 8 percentage points when the AP called the race at 12:57 a.m.  Eastern time. Pappas, the first openly gay representative from the Granite State, painted Leavitt as an extremist but has also campaigned on getting money out of politics. He is the first member to win three consecutive terms representing the 1st District, historically a swing seat, in 20 years.

Kuster hangs on in Granite State: Democratic Rep. Ann McLane Kuster — a lawyer from a family long involved in New Hampshire politics — won reelection in the 2nd District, which spans the state’s western and northern regions. Currently in her fifth term, Kuster has a seat on the Energy and Commerce Committee and led the creation of task forces on the opioid epidemic and sexual violence, while also holding a leadership post in the moderate New Democrat Coalition. She defeated Republican Robert Burns, a former county treasurer aligned with Trump. Burns beat a more moderate Republican in the primary, after a Democratic hybrid PAC waded in with ads described as opposing Burns that could have helped him win base voters — likely an effort to set up an easier race for Kuster. The AP called the race at 1:09 a.m. Eastern time with Kuster leading by 13 percentage points.

New Jersey

Andy Kim holds on against former Ghoul: Incumbent Rep. Andy Kim fended off a Jersey Devil in the form of Republican Bob Healey Jr., the former lead singer of punk band The Ghouls and yacht company executive. Kim raised his profile and cemented his reputation as a statesman on Jan. 6, 2021, when he was photographed after the Capitol attack quietly cleaning up debris. He raised more than double his opponent’s total through the third quarter, $6.2 million to $2.9 million. Kim benefited from a redistricting that removed Ocean County, a GOP stronghold, from the 3rd District in favor of more blue-leaning towns in Mercer and Monmouth counties. Kim was leading by 9 percentage points when the AP called the race at 11 p.m.  Eastern time. Kim first won the district in 2018 by less than a percentage point, going on to win by 8 points in 2020. In all his races, Kim, a former diplomat and adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, defeated self-funded millionaires.

Kean wins rematch with Malinowski: Republican former state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. defeated two-term Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski in the 7th District, a race Kean lost by 5,329 votes in 2020. The son of a former governor who lost bids for Senate in 2006 and a Republican House nomination in 2000, Kean was leading by nearly 5 percentage points Thursday morning. The AP called the race at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. Kean can trace his roots to the Continental Congress as a descendant of John Kean, who also fought in the Revolution. The congressman-elect’s grandfather, Robert Winthrop Kean, was a 10-term House member, and his great-grandfather, Hamilton Fish Kean, was a three-term senator. Kean’s father co-chaired the commission that investigated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, in addition to being a two-term governor.

New Mexico

Vasquez unseats Herrell: Democrat Gabe Vasquez, a first-generation American and former member of the Las Cruces City Council, edged out Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell in New Mexico’s 2nd District. Herrell was among the most conservative members of the House, but the district became more favorable to Democrats after redistricting. Vasquez, a former staffer for Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., was leading Herrell by less than 1 percentage point when the AP called the race at 10:31 a.m. Thursday.

New York

Garbarino wins second term: GOP Rep. Andrew Garbarino won a second term representing the 2nd District. Garbarino was leading by 20 points when the AP called the race at 1:10 a.m.  Eastern time. He faced Democrat Jackie Gordon, a retired Army reservist and former Babylon town councilmember, in a rematch of their 2020 contest.

Malliotakis beats Rose: Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis defeated former Democratic Rep. Max Rose, ending his comeback bid for the Staten Island-centered 11th District. Malliotakis was leading by 27 points when the AP called the race at 9:35 p.m. Eastern time. New York state legislators had attempted to reshape the 11th District to favor Democrats, but the state’s top court later threw out that map. Rose, an Army veteran who held the seat from 2019 to 2021, was a senior adviser to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III on COVID-19 issues before running for the seat again.

Morelle wins third term: Democratic Rep. Joseph D. Morelle won a third term in New York’s 25th District. Morelle was leading Republican La’Ron Singletary by 5 percentage points when the AP called the race at 1:48 a.m.  Eastern time. Inside Elections rated the 25th District as Solid Democratic for most of the cycle but shifted it to Likely Democratic last week, reflecting its recent competitiveness. Still, Morelle had a significant cash advantage over Singletary.

Maloney, DCCC chair, ousted: New York state Assemblyman Mike Lawler defeated Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair, in a major win for Republicans in New York’s 17th District. Lawler was leading Maloney by about 1 point when the AP called the race at 12:01 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday. Maloney chose to run in the 17th District, which Biden would have won by 10 points in 2020 and includes the town in which Maloney lives, although the nearby 18th District encompasses much of his current district. Republican outside groups poured money into the effort to defeat him, prompting the DCCC to spend there too. 

Ryan wins first full term: New York Rep. Pat Ryan, who won a special election in the old 19th District in August, won a full term in the 18th District, defeating Assembly member Colin Schmitt. Ryan was leading Schmitt by less than 1 percentage points when The Associated Press called the race at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Friday. Ryan won the August special election to complete the term of Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado after focusing largely on abortion during his campaign, which helped fuel a string of Democratic wins over the summer. 


Landsman upsets longtime Cincinnati-area congressman: Cincinnati City Councilman Greg Landsman, a Democrat, defeated longtime Rep. Steve Chabot in the southwest Ohio 1st District that Chabot has represented for 26 of the last 28 years. Biden won the new district, redrawn to cut out the western suburbs that were a Chabot stronghold and added all of the city Cincinnati, by 9 points in 2020. Landsman was leading Chabot by 5 percentage points when the AP called the race at 1:54 a.m. Eastern time. Chabot was one of the last members of the class of 1994 — a Republican group that took the House majority that year for the first time since 1952.

Kaptur defeats Majewski: Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who has represented a swath of northwest Ohio since 1983, defeated Republican J.R. Majewski in the newly drawn 9th District that Biden lost by 3 points in 2020. Majewski, an Air Force veteran who raised thousands of dollars to bring people to attend the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington disputing the results of the 2020 election, lost the backing of the National Republican Congressional Committee after AP reported that he had misrepresented his military service. Those troubles were compounded when reporters uncovered a drunk driving incident in 2001 that ran contrary to his claim that a “brawl” kept him from re-enlisting in the Air Force. Kaptur was leading by 13 points when the AP called the race at 11 p.m. Eastern time.


Cartwright defeats Bognet in rematch: Democratic Rep. Matt Cartwright again prevailed over Republican Jim Bognet, a political consultant who served in the Trump administration, in a 2020 rematch. Cartwright was leading Bognet by 2 points when the AP called the race at 1:02 p.m. Eastern time. Trump won the district by about 3 points in 2020, and Cartwright is the only House Democrat to have won a district that also went for Trump in each election since 2016. 

Wild defeats Scheller in rematch: Democratic Rep. Susan Wild held onto her seat in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, fending off a repeat challenge from Republican Lisa Scheller, the CEO of a family-owned business, Silberline Manufacturing Co., that makes aluminum effect pigments used in inks and automotive paint. Wild, a lower-key member and lawyer who has championed health care issues, became acting chairwoman of the House Ethics Committee this fall. In her rematch with Scheller, Wild faced a tougher battle after redistricting made the race more competitive. She was ahead by less than 2 percentage points when the AP called the race at 3:47 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Wild beat Scheller by 4 percentage points in 2020.


Cuellar beats Garcia: Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, who survived a serious primary challenge from his left earlier this year, beat Republican Cassy Garcia, a former deputy state director for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, to win a 10th term in the House. Cuellar was leading in the 28th District by 13 percentage points when the AP called the race at 12:12 a.m. Eastern time.

Gonzalez prevails in member-vs.-member match against Flores: Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, who first won election to the House in 2016, beat fellow Rep. Mayra Flores, a Republican who won a special election for her seat earlier this year. Gonzalez, who opted to run in the 34th District after redistricting made his current seat more difficult, was leading by 8 percentage points when the AP called the race at 12:35 a.m. Eastern time. Biden won the 34th by more than 15 points in 2020, but the 2022 House race was competitive, and the party committees and biggest outside groups invested nearly $10 million to sway voters.


Kiggans defeats Luria: Republican state Sen. Jen Kiggans prevailed over Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria in the 2nd District. Kiggans, a nurse practitioner who served in the Navy as a helicopter pilot for 10 years, was leading by 10 points when the AP called the race at 11:03 p.m. Eastern time. Kiggans, who was selected as a member of the House GOP campaign committee’s “Young Guns” program for promising candidates, was elected to the state Senate in 2019. Luria, a member of the select committee reviewing the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, was first elected in 2018 to represent the Virginia Beach-area district and is a member of the Armed Services Committee.

Spanberger beats Vega: Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger prevailed in her bid for a third term against Republican Yesli Vega, a member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. Spanberger was leading in the 7th District by 4 points when the AP called the race at 10:42 p.m. Eastern time. A centrist Democrat, Spanberger has cast herself as an independent voice in the House Democratic Caucus. After the 2020 cycle, Spanberger was a critic of the liberal messages of “defund the police” and this year leaned on her law enforcement background as a former U.S. Postal Service investigator against Vega, an auxiliary deputy in the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office.

Wexton defeats Cao: Two-term Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton beat Republican Hung Cao, a retired Navy captain who originally came to the United States as a refugee from Vietnam. Wexton was leading in the 10th District by 6 percentage points when the AP called the race at 11:01 p.m. p.m. Eastern time.


Schrier holds off challenger Larkin: Democratic Rep. Kim Schrier, the first pediatrician elected to the House when she won in the 2018 blue wave, prevailed over Republican Matt Larkin, an attorney and business owner, in the suburban Seattle 8th District. During her campaign, Schrier cast herself as a lawmaker willing to work across the aisle, while Larkin focused on inflation and crime. Schrier was leading Larkin by 4 percentage points on Friday. The AP called the race at 8:47 p.m. Eastern time Thursday.