House Democrats Disappoint in the 2020 Election

In spite of rosy polling, Democrats lost a number of important House seats to a diverse crop of new Republicans.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaking with attendees at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention at the George R. Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. June 1, 2019. (photo: Gage Skidmore)

After a tumultuous 2020 election season, Democrats are projected to keep their majority in the House of Representatives by a slim margin, while Republicans are generally favored to maintain their control of the Senate, by an even slimmer one.