House races to watch in 2018 U.S. midterm elections
November 6, 2018 -- Democrats must gain at least 23 Republican-held seats to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections.
There are currently 64 seats in contention – those considered a tossup between the two parties or leaning slightly towards one – according to election race ratings provided by the Cook Political Report.
The ratings for dozens of competitive congressional races have shifted in the direction of Democrats in recent months, according to the New York Times.
Some 10 seats currently held by Republicans are either likely to be won by Democrats or lean slightly toward them, while another two dozen Republican-held seats are designated as toss-ups – where either party has a good chance of winning.