Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dems Take Over House

Well, that's that! 
I was hoping a historical trend of the party out of power gaining seats in he midterms was going to be bucked, but to no avail.
NBC News reports Democrats will reclaim a majority in the House, NBC News projected Tuesday night.

By 10 p.m. ET, the party had picked up at least a dozen seats in the House, and was likely to claim many as 33 — well over the 23 needed to take the majority.

The call came with Democrats positioned to claim victory in several key congressional races, as polls began closing in the eastern United States. 

In Virginia, NBC News projected that incumbent GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock would lose her House seat in the state's 10th Congressional District to Democrat Jennifer Wexton. The race, in a suburban northern Virginia district Hillary Clinton won by 10 percentage points in 2016, had been regarded by many observers as critical to Republican hopes of maintaining control of the lower chamber.

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