Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Key Seats in the Midterm Elections

The New York Times has mapped 62 key House seats which could go either way in this year's midterm elections. The Democratic Party must win at least 23 Republican held seats to win the House in November. To take control of the House the Democratic Party or the Republican Party must reach the 218 seats needed for a House majority

In Tracking the House Races to Watch in the 2018 Midterm Elections the NYT has mapped out the 62 key House seats which could win the House for either party. These are the seats which according to the Cook Political Report are likely to be the closest races. The seats are colored on the map by who is likely to win the seat based on the latest analysis from the Cook Political Report. The yellow seats are the seat which are currently the hardest to call. The red and blue colored seats are the competitive seats which could be won by either the Republican Party or Democratic Party respectively (based on the analysis of the Cook Political Report).

According to the Cook Report the Democratic Party has a total of 192 solid and likely to win seats. The Republican Party currently has 205 solid and likely to win seats. It says that there are 38 seats where either party has a good chance of winning.

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