Republicans secured five more seats in the House of Representatives Monday night, a win away from the party regaining control of the chamber.
GOP candidates prevailed in New York, California and Arizona, taking the Republicans 217 to 205 seats over the Democrats six days after Election Day.
With 14 seats up for grabs, Democrats would need to win them all to retain a miraculous and improbable majority.
President Biden acknowledged the Democrats’ slim prospects early Monday, even before the final set of races in Republicans’ favor was called.
“I think we’re going to get very close in the house, but I don’t think — I think it’s going to get very close, but I don’t think we’re going to make it,” Biden told reporters after a news conference in Bali, Indonesia.
Among those winners Monday night was Republican Brandon Williams, who defeated Democrat Frank Conole to replace retiring GOP Rep. John Katko in upstate New York’s 22nd District.
The race between Williams and Conole, both Navy veterans, was close, but the GOP nominee triumphed with the help of national Republicans who targeted the Democrat with ads about rising crime and controversial bail bond reforms.
In two other contests decided Monday night in Arizona, GOP Rep. David Schweikert defeated Democrat Jevin Hodge and Republican Juan Ciscomani scored a win over Democrat Kirsten Engel.
And in California, Republicans Ken Calvert and Michelle Steel won their respective races.
With another victory in the House of Representatives, the Republicans would win back the majority after four years without power.
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