There’s just one race yet to be officially called (Arizona 2nd) but assuming the recount confirms it as a Republican gain, here’s the records broken in the 2014 mid-terms.
- Republicans net gain in Senate of nine seats to 54 seats. Democrats 44 and Independents two.
- 1st time Democrats have lost the Senate in a sixth year mid-term since 1918
- Largest mid-term gain in the Senate since 1958
- In the House the Republicans had a net gain of 12 seats to 246, with Democrats on 188
- Largest House majority since 1928
- Democrats under Obama have lost 75 House seats – the highest in US history
- Democrats lost three Governor races to two Republicans and an Independent making it 31 Republicans, 18 Democrats and one Independent
- Republicans gained control of 11 state chambers to control 69 in total, and Democrats just 30
- Republicans control 29 state legislatures (both chambers) and Democrats just 11 – their lowest since 1860
- Including whether they hold the Governorship, the Republicans have control of all branches of state government in 24 states, and the Democrats just seven
If the Republicans in 2016 can win the presidency and hold the Senate, they will be more dominant in US politics than at any other time in recent history.