1922 Midterm Elections

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In the midterm elections of 1922, the Democratic Party gained 77 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and five seats in the U.S. Senate from the Republican Party. Following Warren Harding's landslide victory in 1920, Republicans received an overwhelming 302-131 seat majority. The post-war recession of 1920 and 1921 had failed to fully recover. Democrats also benefited from prompt district remapping, and did particularly well in urban areas and northern cities. Republicans were hurt after a division between conservatives and Theodore Roosevelt-era progressives.

Republicans retained a narrow 18-seat majority in the House and a 10-seat majority in the Senate. This changed following Calvin Coolidge's landslide presidential victory in 1924, where Republicans cemented their majorities in both houses of Congress.

68th Congress

House Senate
R 223 R 53
D 207 D 42