2010 Midterm Election Recap >>

November 3rd, 2010


Republicans gain control of the House of Representatives while Democrats retain a slim margin in the Senate.

On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, the Republican Party enjoyed significant victories nation-wide, picking up at least 60 congressional seats and taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans also narrowed the Democrats’ lead in the U.S. Senate and swept at least 25 of 37 state governorships. The results will significantly alter the leadership in the House of Representatives, including committee chairmanships as well as the legislative agenda in Congress. Republicans ran on a platform of significant federal spending cuts, extension of the Bush tax cuts, and “repeal and replace” of the recently passed health care reform law.

Democrats will retain a slim lead and control of the United States Senate with only the Senate races in Washington and Alaska remaining undecided. Republicans picked up at least 6 seats in Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

For results by state, see the detailed information at Real Clear Politics or Politico.

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