GOP nears House majority with two race calls in Arizona

The final result, regardless of which party wins the House, is likely to be one of the narrowest margins of control in the history of the lower chamber.

Updated: November 14, 2022 - 10:29pm

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A Monday night vote dump from Arizona prompted the Associated Press to call two more congressional races in favor of Republican candidates, nearly one week after the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

The AP called the contest in Arizona's 1st District for the GOP's David Schweikert and the 6th District race for Republican Juan Ciscomani. The outlet has projected Republicans to win 214 seats thus far, meaning they need just four more to claim the speaker's gavel from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Republicans currently lead in seven of the 16 remaining uncalled races. Of those, one is New York's 22nd District in which Republican Brandon Williams maintains a 4,000-vote lead over Democrat Francis Conole.

In Colorado, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert is hanging on to a slightly more than 1,000-vote lead. All remaining races currently favoring Republicans are in California.

Should Williams and Boebert triumph, the GOP would need to win just two of the five California races in which they currently enjoy leads to take the House, barring any unexpected leader flips in the nine uncalled contests currently favoring Democrats.

The final result, regardless of which party wins the House, is likely to be one of the narrowest margins of control in the history of the lower chamber.

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