Republican control of House moving into view - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Republican control of House moving into view

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Renewed Republican control of the House has moved into view as Election Day's initial returns show Democrats failing to make inroads into the GOP's current majority in the chamber.

With more than a third of all 435 House races called by The Associated Press, Republicans had won 103 and were leading in 87 others.

To control the chamber, a party must have 218 seats.

Democrats had won 62 seats and were ahead in 57 other races.

The only incumbent to lose in the early going was Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky. Republicans have also picked up two open seats in North Carolina and another in Oklahoma.

Democrats had initially hoped to win the 25 additional seats they would need to control the House, but that size gain now seems beyond reach.

  • Your VoteMore>>

  • Election Results

    YOUR VOTE 2014 -- May 6th Election Results

    Election Results

    Stay with 13abc.com for the latest election results on-air and online!
    Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide a number of issues in our area. Stay with 13abc.com for the latest election results on-air and online!
  • Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures

    Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:35:43 GMT
    Backers of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain voting rights in Ohio have failed to collect enough signatures to put it on this fall's ballot. Supporters of the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights" say their goal now is to place it before voters in 2015. They are vowing to keep the issue on Ohioans' minds.
    Backers of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain voting rights in Ohio have failed to collect enough signatures to put it on this fall's ballot. Supporters of the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights" say their goal now is to place it before voters in 2015. They are vowing to keep the issue on Ohioans' minds.
  • Boehner says he's 'all in' to remain as speaker

    Boehner says he's 'all in' to remain as speaker

    House Speaker John Boehner says he's "all in" to remain as House speaker in the new Congress that will meet next year.
    House Speaker John Boehner says he's "all in" to remain as House speaker in the new Congress that will meet next year.
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Breaking News

    Tenant accused of murdering landlord

    Tenant accused of murdering landlord

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:12:50 GMT
    A man is behind bars tonight, accused of murdering his landlord. Lenawee County sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Thorn Anderson Tuesday afternoon for the murder of Larry Smith.
    A man is behind bars tonight, accused of murdering his landlord. Lenawee County sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Thorn Anderson Tuesday afternoon for the murder of Larry Smith.
  • Blade Briefing: Sec. of State visits Lucas Co. BOE

    Blade Briefing: Sec. of State visits Lucas Co. BOE

    Secretary of State Jon Husted was in Lucas County Tuesday meeting with the new board of elections. He's trying to make sure this new group understands his expectations and will be ready for the next election.
  • What exactly is ozone?

    What exactly is ozone?

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:04:32 GMT
      Ozone is natural and even necessary but can irritate the lungs
      Ozone is natural and even necessary but can irritate the lungs

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!