Republicans recapture House in 2010 midterms - Macleans.ca

Republicans recapture House in 2010 midterms

GOP fails to recapture Senate, but makes significant gains

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Republicans took control of the House of Representatives and made gains in the Senate in yesterday’s mid-term elections in the U.S. The loss of Congress is a major blow to President Barack Obama, as voters demonstrated dissatisfaction about the economy and his government’s legislative agenda. In all, the Republican increased their seat total in the House by 60 seats, six more than the GOP grabbed in its 1994 landslide. Republicans also gained six Senate seats, a significant number, but still short of the 10 required to take control of the Upper Chamber.

Washington Post

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