Who won the 2016 House Election - Live Results

Last Updated Nov 9, 2016 1:50 PM EST

Republicans will command the House for two more years as Donald Trump’s astounding White House triumph helped them keep their record-sized majority nearly intact. “He just earned a mandate,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, who now faces working with a president with whom he had a turbulent relationship during the campaign.

Democrats had envisioned that voters repulsed by Trump comments about women and Hispanics could provide potentially big Election Day gains in suburban and ethnically diverse areas. Instead, the Democrats suffered a dispiriting day with just modest pickups, a maximum of nine, as the GOP swept to control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

That was well below the 30 seats Democrats needed to capture House control. Republicans currently hold a 247-188 majority, including three vacant seats, the most the GOP has had since their 270 in 1931.

“He turned politics on its head,” Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters gathered Wednesday in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. Ryan credited the president-elect with helping carry Republicans into Congress and promised to work “hand-in-hand” with him on a GOP agenda.

By Wednesday, Republicans had at least 238 seats - guaranteeing an extension of their six-year run of House control - and just six of their incumbents had lost. The GOP retained seats in Minnesota, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Wisconsin that Democrats had coveted.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the two parties “have a responsibility to come together and find common ground.” In a written statement, she suggested cooperating with Trump on infrastructure projects and said she will “pray for his success.”

It was initially unclear what impact the marginally smaller size of the GOP majority would have on Ryan, who’d angered some Republicans by refusing to campaign for Trump.

While one member of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus was defeated, several newly elected Republicans could bolster it. That would increase conservatives’ leverage to demand their way on issues like curbing spending and government regulations.

In Florida, freshman GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo won a race that underscored the limits of Trump’s damage to Republicans. With around 7 in 10 of the Miami-area district’s voters Hispanic, Democrats targeted it and the race became one of the country’s most expensive with an $18 million price tag. But Curbelo distanced himself from his own party’s nominee and prevailed.

Virginia freshman Rep. Barbara Comstock kept her seat in the well-heeled Washington, D.C., suburbs despite Democrats’ attempts to lash her to Trump.

Democrats defeated two Florida GOP incumbents, but that seemed due to local circumstances.

Rep. John Mica, 73, a 12-term veteran from the Orlando area, was criticized by GOP strategists for a lackluster campaign and lost to Democrat Stephanie Murphy, a political neophyte. Democrat Charlie Crist, once the state’s Republican governor, defeated Rep. David Jolly in a St. Petersburg district redrawn to favor Democrats.

Democrats also beat GOP Reps. Scott Garrett, a Freedom Caucus member from New Jersey’s New York City suburbs; moderate Bob Dold from outside Chicago; Cresent Hardy of Nevada and New Hampshire’s Frank Guinta.

Just one Democratic incumbent had lost by Wednesday, Nebraska’s Brad Ashford.

Both parties’ candidates and outside groups spent nearly $1.1 billion combined on House campaigns, shy of the $1.2 billion record in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group. Republicans had only a slight financial edge.

Even with the Ryan-led House GOP’s current formidable advantage, work stalled this year on spending bills after hitting objections from conservatives.

Moving into 2017, Congress faces a fresh round of budget legislation plus the need to renew the government’s borrowing authority or face an economy-jarring federal default. Those are never easy to pass.

Ryan, 46, has said he wants to be speaker in the new Congress and has expressed confidence in doing so. But he is not immune to ire from the Freedom Caucus, which chased former Speaker John Boehner from Congress last year, and other Republicans upset over his frigid treatment of Trump.

Just a handful of disgruntled conservatives could possibly block Ryan from the 218 votes he’d need to retain his post. That would be an embarrassing setback for the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential candidate, who may harbor White House aspirations.


9:10 p.m. ET Winners of competitive House races:

Arizona 1

Arizona 2

California 7

California 10

California 21

California 24

California 25

Colorado 3

Colorado 6

Florida 2 - Neal Dunn (R)

Florida 7

Florida 10 - Val Demings (D)

Florida 13 - Charlie Crist (D)

Florida 18 - Brian Mast (R)

Florida 26

Illinois 10

Indiana 9

Iowa 1

Iowa 3

Kansas 3

Maine 2

Michigan 1

Minnesota 2

Minnesota 3

Minnesota 7

Minnesota 8

Nebraska 2

Nebraska 3

Nevada 4

New Hampshire 1

New Jersey 5

New York 1

New York 21

New York 22

New York 23

New York 24

New York 25

Pennsylvania 8

Pennsylvania 16

Texas 23

Utah 4

Virginia 4

Virginia 5

5:11 p.m. ET House Democratic Leader Pelosi said at remarks at the Democratic National Committee that FBI Director Comey became “the leading Republican operative in the country” after sending his initial letter to Committee chairs.

She and DCCC Chair Ben Ray Lujan didn’t sound optimistic about picking up a large number of House seats, much less retaking the House. She said they don’t intend to lose a single incumbent seat.

-- CBS News’ Walt Cronkite. 

12:07 p.m. ET Paul Ryan is confident he’ll remain speaker of the House next year. 

Once Congress returns to Washington next week, House Republicans are slated to hold internal leadership elections -- but Speaker Paul Ryan seems confident his spot as the top House member is secure.

Ryan told a group of reporters Monday in Wisconsin that he is “not worried” about any change in his position.

“I feel very good where I am,” Ryan said outside of a local Republican party office, according to Politico.  “I’ve gotten such a great outpouring of support from members. They know I took the job as a sense of duty, that duty is not done, and I plan on continuing doing that duty.”

On a Democratic conference call Monday reported by Politico, Democratic leaders blamed FBI Director James Comey for hurting their chances to take back the House. 

“We would be in a better place [without the letter] and in the manner he did it,” Pelosi reportedly said on the call. “It was out of line, but it helped us in one respect: it brought in small donors. The fact is we had a momentum going with Hillary’s campaign.”

She noted that in the closing days of the election that Republicans were “coming home anyway, but a couple of points nationwide has an impact on our races.” Politico reported that House Democratic aides estimated that Democrats could, as a result of Comey’s letter, lose up to 12 seats they’d hoped to pick up.

-- CBS News’ Reena Flores

11:40 a.m. ET CBS News is monitoring 47 competitive House races. Bolded names are incumbents.

DISTRICT

DEMOCRAT

REPUBLICAN

Arizona 1

Tom O’Halleran

Paul Babeu

Arizona 2

Matt Heinz

Martha McSally

California 10 

Michael Eggman

Jeff Denham 

California 21 

Emilio Huerta

David Valadao

California 24

Salud Carbajal

Justin Fareed

California 25

Bryan Caforio 

Steve Knight 

California 7

Ami Bera

Scott Jones

Colorado 3

Gail Schwartz

Scott Tipton

Colorado 6

Morgan Carroll

Mike Coffman

Florida 10

Val Demings

Thuy Lowe

Florida 13

Charlie Crist

David Jolly

Florida 18

Randy Perkins

Brian Mast

Florida 2

Walter Dartland 

Neal Dunn

Florida 26

Joe Garcia

Curt Curbelo

Florida 7

Stephanie Murphy

John Mica

Illinois 10

Brad Schneider

Robert Dold

Indiana 9

Shelli Yoder

Trey Hollingsworth

Iowa 1

Monica Vernon

Rod Blum

Iowa 3

Jim Mowrer

David Young

Kansas 3 

Jay Sidie

Kevin Yoder

Maine 2

Emily Ann Cain

Bill Poliquin

Michigan 1 

Lon Johnson

Jack Bergman

Minnesota 2

Angie Craig

Jason Lewis

Minnesota 3

Terri Bonoff

Erik Paulsen

Minnesota 7

Collin Peterson

Dave Hughes

Minnesota 8

Rick Nolan

Stewart Mills

Nebraska 2

Brad Ashford

Don Bacon

Nevada 3

Jacky Rosen

Danny Tarkanian

Nevada 4

Ruben Kihuen

Cresent Hardy

New Hampshire 1

Carol Shea-Porter

Frank Guinta

New Jersey 5

Josh Gottheimer

Scott Garrett

New York 1

Anna Throne-Holst

Lee Zeldin

New York 21

Mike Derrick

Elise Stefanik

New York 22

Kim Myers

Claudia Tenney

New York 23

John Plumb

Tom Reed

New York 24

Colleen Deacon

John Katko

New York 25

Louise Slaughter

Mark Assini

New York 3

Tom Suozzi 

Jack Martins

New York 19 

Zephyr Teachout

John Faso

Pennsylvania 16

Christina Hartman

Lloyd Smucker

Pennsylvania 8

Steve Santarsiero

Brian Fitzpatrick

Texas 23 

Pete Gallego

Will Hurd

Utah 4

Doug Owens

Mia Love

Virginia 10

LuAnn Bennett 

Barbara Comstock

Virginia 4

Donald McEachin

Mike Wade

Virginia 5 

Jane Dittmar

Tom Garrett

Wisconsin 8 

Tom Nelson 

Mike Gallagher


-- CBS News’ Rebecca Shabad