2016 Election Results
Information on the races that impact manufacturers.
Incumbent Senator Patrick Toomey (R-PA), originally elected in 2010, fended off an intense challenge from Katie McGinty (D), former Chief of Staff to Governor Wolf and environmental official tonight by a margin of 48.8% to 47.3%.
Although Senator Toomey’s support was endangered by major investments from national democrats, he successfully navigated tough policy issues, like trade, in this purple state to secure his reelection. Senator Toomey ended the 114th Congress with an 83% NAM Voting Record.
Congressman David Valadao (R-CA-21), first elected in 2012, won tonight against challenger Daniel Parra (D), Mayor Pro-Tem of the city of Fowler, by a current margin of 58% to 42%.
Presidential politics impacted the election for Congressman Valdao, and he managed to maintain his seat—the most Latino and least college-educated district in the country held by a Republican. In 2012, President Obama carried the district with 55% of the vote. Congressman Valadao was one of the few members of the U.S. House to vote with the NAM on Key Manufacturing Votes 100% of the time in the 114th Congress.
Former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) defeated Republican Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV-03) to fill the seat being vacated by outgoing Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). The current tally is 48% to 44%.
Senator-elect Cortez Masto (D) was the favored candidate of outgoing Leader Reid (D-NV) and relied heavily on his political infrastructure to win.
Liz Cheney, former Bush Administration official and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, won this open At Large Congressional seat tonight, upon Rep. Cynthia Lummis’ retirement (R), announced at the end of 2015.
Congresswoman-elect Cheney (R) defeated three lesser known candidates receiving 63% of the vote and will be the third straight Republican woman to hold this seat.
State senator Andy Biggs (R) took this open Congressional seat tonight, replacing Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ-05) who announced his retirement in early 2016. Congressman-elect Biggs (R) easily defeated challenger Talia Fuentes (D) tonight by a margin of 63% to 37%. Biggs won his GOP primary by a 27 vote margin earlier this year. This conservative district includes the eastern suburbs of Phoenix.
Freshman Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ-02) tonight defeated challenger Matt Heinz (D), former state Representative, with at this point a margin of 54% to 46%.
The moderate McSally raised an enormous amount of money this cycle successfully defining herself as a strong advocate for Tucson’s military interests. In her first term in the House, Martha McSally stood strong with manufacturers and had a 100% Voting Record with the NAM in the 114th Congress.
State legislator Claudia Tenney (R) defeated opponents Kim Myers (D) and Martin Babinec (I) tonight in this highly competitive and unconventional three-way contest to maintain Republican control of retiring Congressman Hanna’s (R-NY-22) central upstate New York seat. Congresswoman-elect Myers (R) won with 46% of the vote.
Myers faced an especially tough race this cycle due to a surprisingly strong showing from Independent candidate Martin Babinec (I) who received 12% and was well-equipped by personal wealth and high profile endorsements.
State legislator John Faso (R) narrowly defeated law professor and former gubernatorial candidate, Zephyer Teachout (D), tonight in what was considered one of the most competitive races in the country. Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY-19), who has occupied this seat since 2010, announced his plans to retire in early 2015.
This slightly Democrat leaning seat occupies New York’s Northern Hudson Valley. Congressman-elect Faso’s (R) victory is a great success for Republicans, who defeated a well-funded Democrat to maintain control of this open seat. Faso received 52% of the vote.
Veteran and incumbent Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO-06), first elected in 2008, narrowly defeated former Democratic state Senate Minority Leader Morgan Carroll (D) in tonight’s general election. He will continue representing the Sixth District, which encompasses Denver's Southeast suburbs—a slightly Democratic-leaning district—in the 115th Congress. This is one of the most competitive congressional districts in one of the most competitive states in the nation.
Congressman Coffman was one of the Democrats' top targets this cycle. He bested Morgan Carroll by a margin of 51% to 43%. Congressman Coffman scored 93% on the NAM Voting Record in the 114th Congress.
Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY-23), first elected in 2010, defeated challenger John Plumb (D), former National Security Council staffer, tonight by a margin of 54% to 46%.
Congressman Reed was one of the first swing-district Republicans to endorse Donald Trump this cycle. In addition to being co-chair of the House Manufacturing Caucus, Congressman Reed also had a perfect 100% NAM Voting Record in the 114th Congress.
Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03), first elected in 2008, pulled out a victory tonight over state Senator Terri Bonoff (D) by a margin of 57% to 43%.
Congressman Paulsen’s reputation as a well-liked and moderate legislator helped him in this well-educated Twin Cities-area seat.
Freshman Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) defeated retired Army Colonel Mike Derrick (D) receiving 69% of the vote tonight. Congresswoman Stefanik will continue representing this northern New York, evenly-split constituency in the next Congress.
At just 32 years old, Congresswoman Stefanik is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She finished her first term with a 98% positive record on Key Manufacturing Votes.
Freshman Congressman John Katko (R-NY-24) bested challenger Colleen Deacon (D) in this expensive race by a margin of 62% to 38% tonight.
Democrats were hopeful that down ballot Presidential voting would come to their aide, but Congressman Katko managed to hold his seat in the slightly Democrat-leaning Syracuse district. Katko amassed a 96% Voting Record with the NAM in his first term.
In a rematch of the 2010 Senate race, incumbent Ron Johnson (R-WI) fended off a challenge from former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D) by a margin of 52% to 45%.
Senator Johnson, a manufacturer who ran a Wisconsin plastics company, focused on economic growth and national security. In the 114th Congress, he showed his manufacturing roots, becoming one of only five members of the Senate to score a perfect 100% on the NAM Voting Record.
Freshman Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY-01), the only Jewish Republican in the House, won his eastern Long Island seat by a margin of 59% to 41% against challenger Anna Throne-Holst (D), former Southampton Supervisor.
This was an interesting race to watch as Congressman Zeldin is thought to be, at times, a little too far right for this moderate New York constituency.
Congressman Zeldin ended his freshman term in office with a 91% NAM Voting Record.
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02) defeated challenger Lynn Coleman (D), a former South Bend police officer, tonight by a margin of 57% - 39%.
Congresswoman Walorski (R-IN-02) has represented this Republican-leaning district in the north of the state since 2012. She finished the 114th Congress with a 96% NAM Voting Record.
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), first elected in 2004, pulled out a win in tonight’s general election against challenger Deborah Ross (D), a North Carolina state representative. The current percentage is 51% to 46%.
North Carolina is trending purple, especially in Presidential years, and Senator Burr, faced a competitive race this cycle. The Senator ended the 114th Congress with a 96% NAM Voting Record.
Freshman Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) defeated challenger Lu Ann Bennett (D), a real estate businesswoman, in tonight’s general election. Comstock won with a margin of 55% to 45%.
This is a swing Congressional district and is even more competitive in a Presidential election cycle. Both political parties spent millions in this targeted district, but Comstock may have been one of the hardest working candidates in the nation. She ended her first term in office with a perfect 100% NAM Voting Record.
Senator John Boozman (R-AR) will join his colleagues in Washington in January for a second term. He defeated Conner Eldridge (D), former U.S. Attorney for Arkansas, by a margin of 58% to 38%. Senator Boozman posted an 83% voting record with the NAM in the 114th Congress.
Senator John Thune (R-SD), the Republican Conference Chairman, defeated businessman Jay Williams (D) by a margin of 72% to 27% this evening. The race was not competitive. Senator Thune scored an 88% on the NAM Voting Record.
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), first elected in 2010, has won reelection to a second term defeating attorney and CPA, Patrick Wiesner (D), by a margin of 56% to 39% reporting. Senator Moran scored a 92% on the NAM Voting Record.
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), first elected in 2010, handily defeated Eliot Glassheim (D), a state representative, tonight by a margin of 85% to 11%. Senator Hoeven tallied a 96% NAM Voting Record in the 114th Congress.
Congressman Todd Young (R-IN-09) has won Indiana’s open Senate seat tonight, defeating Indiana icon Evan Bayh (D), former U.S. Senator from Indiana (1999-2011) and 46th Governor of Indiana (1989-1997). This race was a tossup and Congressman Todd Young defeated Mr. Bayh by a margin of 53% - 41% with 43% of the vote in at this point.
Senator-elect Young was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010 and served on the House Ways and Means Committee. He will replace Senator Dan Coats (IN-R) upon his retirement at the end of this Congress. Young had a 95% NAM Voting Record in the 114th Congress.
This Indiana win for the GOP is important, in that the Democratic Party now has a narrower path to control of the U.S. Senate. For the Republicans to keep control of the Senate, it is critical that they won this race.
Incumbent U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), originally elected in 2010, defeated Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-FL-18) tonight.
Democrats viewed this Florida statewide race as a possible pick-up earlier in the year, after Rubio lost his Presidential bid, and when he wasn’t running for re-election to the Senate. However, Senator Rubio’s ultimate decision to seek reelection hurt Democratic efforts to gain the seat and it never materialized as a top-tier race.
Senator Rubio ended the 114th Congress with a 69% score on the NAM Voting Record.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) defeated Republican incumbent Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL). Duckworth has served one term in the U. S. House of Representatives and previously served at the federal and state level working on veterans' issues. This is a loss for manufacturers, since Senator Kirk tallied an 88% NAM Voting Record in the 114th Congress, while Congresswoman Duckworth ended with a 33%.
This is also a net loss for the GOP in their fight to keep their majority status in the Senate.
In an expected outcome predicted by public polling, tonight Incumbent Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) easily defeated Ted Strickland (D), former Governor of Ohio.
Senator Portman served in the U.S. House for 12 years, six years in the U.S. Senate and in high-level budget and trade positions in the George W. Bush Administration. Senator Portman scored a 96% on NAM Key Manufacturing Votes in the 114th Congress.
Due to 2015 redistricting, this once safely Republican seat previously held by Congressman Dan Webster (R-FL-10) has flipped to Democrat control tonight with the victory of Val Demings (D), who easily defeated challenger Thuy Lowe (R) with 66% of the early vote.
Instead of seeking reelection in FL-10, Congressman Dan Webster (R-FL-10) chose to run to replace retiring Congressman Richard Nugent (R-FL-11) in the neighboring and Republican controlled district of FL-11.
This is the first Democratic net pick up of the night.
Al Lawson (D), former member of the Florida legislature, took this seat tonight replacing 24-year House member Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL-05). Rep. Brown was indicted on corruption charges earlier this year and lost the Democratic primary to Congressman-elect Lawson.
Congressman-elect Lawson easily defeated businesswoman Glo Smith (R) in the general election tonight with early votes showing Lawson receiving 77% for this Jacksonville-Tallahassee area Congressional seat.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) won reelection to a second term tonight defeating Lexington Mayor, Jim Gray (D). With 19% reporting, Paul is ahead with 58%.
Senator Paul (R-KY) faced modest competition this cycle. He depleted most of his war chest during his failed 2016 Presidential bid which gave Mayor Gray (D) his only potential edge to defeat Senator Paul (R-KY) in this solidly red state. Senator Paul ended his first term in office with a 57% NAM Voting Record in the 114th Congress.