Former President Donald Trump congratulated winning Republican candidates in the 2022 midterm elections late Tuesday night, calling it a “wonderful evening.”
“174 wins and 9 loses, A Fantastic EVENING, as well as the Fake News Media, along with their accomplice in crime, the Dems., are doing everything they can to downplay it. Amazing work by some truly exceptional prospects!” Trump posted a message on Truth Social.
On Election Day, the Republican Party claimed numerous major victories, including a good performance by Ohio Senator-elect JD Vance versus Democrat Tim Ryan. Former White House press sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders became the first female governor of Arkansas, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis beat Dem. Charlie Crist by roughly 20 points.
Republicans have a chance of winning both the House and the Senate, but the anticipated “red wave” did not occur in either chamber. According to the Associated Press, the GOP presently holds 47 Senate seats, with leads in WI and Nevada and a runoff involving two Republican candidates in Alaska. Republicans would have to win either in Georgia, where Democratic candidate Senator Raphael Warnock is likely to face Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a runoff, or Arizona, where the race was leaning toward Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Kelly as of late Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times.
Republicans hold 199-seats in the House, while Democrats hold 174 seats. Neither party has won the 218 seats required for a majority, but as of 4 a.m. Wednesday, the Times gave the GOP an 83% probability of retaking the chamber.
According to Ballotpedia, Trump endorsed nearly 400 candidates in the midterm elections, including Senate contenders in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona. His chosen candidates have failed in all three important states, with Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz losing to Democratic Lt. Governor Fetterman in Pennsylvania.
According to the Associated Press, the Senate contests in GA and AZ are too tight to call, but Trump-backed Herschel Walker and Blake Masters are both trailing their Democratic rivals.
According to the Associated Press, Trump-backed Republican Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert is trailing Dem. Adam Frisch by less than 4,000 votes.