The 2014 midterm elections that took place this past week were unlike any other. The republicans won in a landslide gaining more seats in the Senate than expected. Attorney General Greg Abbott defeated his democratic opponent, Senator Wendy Davis, in a heated race for Texas Governor. The republicans continued their victory when they gained fifteen more seats in the House totaling 244, leaving the democrats with 184 seats. The results of the 2014 midterm elections turned into a historic defeat for the Democratic party. The Republican control of Congress will not only affect the final two years of Obama’s presidency but could also affect any presidential appointments that will last long after his tenure.