(RoyalPatriot.com )- Over the weekend, the House Republican red trickle continued to trickle in, with Republicans picking up a win in Oregon’s 5th District, flipping the seat red after Republican Lori Chavez-DeRemer defeated Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner.
When the Associated Press called the race on Sunday, it noted that Chavez-DeRemer’s victory makes her the first Latina congresswoman from Oregon.
Oregon’s 5th Congressional District had been significantly redrawn following the 2020 Census to include the more conservative areas of central Oregon. As a result, District 5 trended slightly less blue than before, giving Republicans a better chance of flipping the seat.
District 5 was previously held by 7-term moderate Democrat Kurt Schrader. But Schrader was defeated by the far-left progressive Democrat McLeod-Skinner in the state’s primary.
In short, it wasn’t just Republican “extremists” who defeated moderates in the primaries only to go on to lose in the general. The Democrat “extremists” faced the same fate.
While Democrats still held a slight advantage in the redrawn District 5, both Chavez-DeRemer and Jamie McLeod-Skinner put their focus on winning the unaffiliated voters that made up about a third of the voters in the district.
Chavez-DeRemer’s win on Sunday gave Republicans 212 seats in the House with 19 seats still outstanding.
On Wednesday, Republicans officially secured the 218 seats needed to gain the House majority when Republican Mike Garcia won reelection in California’s District 27.
After the news, President Biden released a statement congratulating Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Republicans taking the House. Biden claimed that he would work with anyone willing to work with him “to deliver results” on lowering costs, preserving abortion rights, and protecting democracy.
By Friday, with seven races still to be called, NBC News projected the Republicans would likely hold 221 seats in the House, a net gain of 15 seats. Democrats are projected to hold 214 seats.