Although the White House may look different the next four years, the Republican Party still won big in this 2020 election. The Senate was projected to flip to Democrat and the House was expected to gain Democratic seats. A “blue wave” was expected. That isn’t what happened. What did happen is:

Republicans have, so far, flipped 12 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Yes, that’s right. It was projected that Democrats would gain more seats in the House, but they didn’t. In fact, Republicans did. And because of that, this session of Congress will have one of the slimmest Democratic majorities in history. The winners of these Republican flipped seats are:

    • Michelle Steel (CA-48)

    • Young Kim (CA-39)

    • Carlos Gimenez (FL-26)

    • Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27)

    • Ashley Hinson (IA-1)

    • Peter Meijer (MI-3)

    • Michelle Fischbach (MN-7)

    • Yvette Herrell (NM-2)

    • Burgess Owens (UT-04)

    • Stephanie Bice (OK-5)

    • Nancy Mace (SC-1)

And there are still races have yet to be called that Republicans might clinch.

The Senate can maintain a majority with one win, preferably two, in Georgia races.

  • Alabama flipped back a seat to Republicans that a Democrat had held previously. 

  • David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are fighting to keep their Senate seats in the Georgia run offs. These races will determine which party controls the United States Senate. To support their races and help get them re-elected, click here. 

No Republican-led state legislatures flipped blue but Republicans flipped one Dem-led legislature.

  • No state legislatures rode the coattails of Joe Biden. All state legislatures that were Republican-led stayed Republican-led. In fact, Republicans were able to flip New Hampshire’s legislature to a Republican majority. 

So far, eighteen new Republican women are heading to Congress.

  • Lauren Boebert (CO-03): The first mom, first woman, and youngest person to represent CO-03 in Congress.

  • Ashley Hinson (IA-01): Flipped the seat back to red after the incumbent flipped the seat blue in 2018

  • Young Kim (CA-39): One of the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress

  • Michelle Steel (CA-48): One of the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress

  • Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11): One of the first two Greek-Americans elected to Congress and the only Republican woman elected in New York City.

  • Kat Cammack (FL-03): The youngest Republican woman in Congress this term

  • Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27): Five-time Emmy award winning journalist

  • Mary Miller (IL-15): Mother of seven children and Illinois grain and cattle farmer

  • Lisa McClain (MI-10): Senior VP of of a $7.2 billion company and mother 

  • Michelle Fischbach (MN-07): Previously Lt. Gov. of Minnesota and first female President of MN Senate

  • Yvette Herrell (NM-02): First Republican Native American woman elected to Congress and first Cherokee woman elected to Congress

  • Stephanie Bice (OK-05): First Iranian-American elected to Congress

  • Nancy Mace (SC-01): The first female to graduate from The Citadel military college

  • Dr. Diana Harshbarger (TN-01): Licensed pharmacist and business owner

  • Beth Van Duyne (TX-24): Mayor of Irving, TX from 2011-2017

  • Victoria Spartz (IN-05): Born and raised in the Ukrainian SSR, became a U.S. Citizen in 2006

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14): First Republican woman elected to a full term from Georgia

  • Cynthia Lummis (WY):  First woman elected to the United States Senate from Wyoming

Lest we forget that the Supreme Court leans conservative with the recent confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Republicans have a lot to be proud of and must continue the hard work into 2022 so we can take control of the House. 

Caroline C.
FFL Cabinet Member
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