Republican Brad Finstad Sworn In to the U.S. House; Democrats Hold 220-211 Edge in Seats

The newest member of the U.S. House is Republican Brad Finstad. He was sworn in by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) Friday morning.

Finstad won a special election earlier this week to fill the vacancy in Minnesota's First Congressional District. He will complete the term of Jim Hagedorn, who died in February.

Democrats control the House with 220 seats. Republicans now have 211.

There are four vacancies to be filled by special election.

District Party* Election Notes
AK-AL R August 16 Don Young died in March. Under Alaska law, the top four finishers advanced from the primary. These were Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich, Democrat Mary Peltola, and Al Gross, a nonpartisan. Gross subsequently withdrew. The election will be conducted using ranked choice voting.
NY-19 D August 23 Anthony Delgado resigned in May to become Lt. Gov. of New York. The parties directly nominated Pat Ryan (D) and Marc Molinaro (R).
NY-23 R August 23 Tom Reed resigned in May. The parties directly nominated Joe Sempolinski (R) and Max Della Pia (D).
IN-02 R November 8 Jackie Walorski died earlier this month. The parties will choose nominees by August 26. Democrats will likely select Paul Steury, who won the party primary for the regularly-scheduled election to be held the same day.  

* Party of prior incumbent

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