That number of 48 new members in the House could grow even more in the weeks ahead, as 14 states must still hold primary elections for Congress - and then it would be logical to expect that some lawmakers may lose in November as well.
Three Republicans and one Democrat have been defeated so far in primaries this year in the House. Four lawmakers also lost primary races two years ago in 2014.
Huelskamp was part of the Freedom Caucus, a group of more conservative Republicans, who had helped to push John Boehner out as Speaker of the House; but back home, Huelskamp feuded with agricultural interests in his rural district, and it proved to be part of his undoing.
It was a grumpy ending for Huelskamp, who had invited the press to a primary watch party - only to have his staff boot them out as the numbers rolled in.