Many consultants thought the 2022 midterm elections would end in a “red wave” of Republican success in quite a few races. But in accordance with South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, that “definitely” did not occur. CBS News initiatives that Democrats secured a number of key seats.
On NBC News on Tuesday, Graham was requested by Savannah Guthrie how he is “reading these tea leaves” as polling outcomes began to return in.
“Definitely not a Republican wave, that’s for darn sure,” Graham mentioned. “…I think we’re gonna be at 51, 52 when it’s all said and done in the Senate.”
His assertion got here as his dwelling state appeared to keep up a GOP stronghold. CBS News projections present that GOP Sen. Tim Scott wason Tuesday, as was Gov. Henry McMaster. The races for the state’s House seats additionally leaned principally Republican, with only one – between Democrat Jim Clyburn and Republican Duke Buckner – leaning left.
CBS News estimates additionally present the House of Representatives. As of three a.m. on Wednesday, the GOP held 212 seats and wanted to win simply six extra to safe the bulk. The Senate majority, nonetheless, remained a toss-up, and governors’ races weren’t breaking decisively towards both social gathering.
And whereas Republicans had some notable projected wins – Marco Rubio’s Senate victory in Florida and J.D. Vance’s in Ohio, for instance –noticed the identical. Wes Moore and Maura Healey have been projected to be the brand new governors of Maryland and Massachusetts, respectively, whereas Florida’s 25-year-old Maxwell Frost is projected to be the primary Gen Z headed to Capitol Hill, and incumbent Sen. Alex Padilla grew to become the primary Latino in California elected to the Senate.