Democrats are expected to retain control of the House, but it’s not the broad expansion analysts predicted

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      N2Doc
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      WASHINGTON — Democrats are expected to retain control of the House of Representatives but optimistic projections that they would be expanding their already robust margin are falling short.

      Instead, Republicans have enjoyed some bragging rights, unseating freshmen incumbents in South Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma and South Carolina, while successfully defending what looked to be several vulnerable seats in Texas and elsewhere. And early Wednesday, the GOP claimed its biggest prize by knocking off 15-term Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota.

      It’s a stark contrast to 2018, when Democrats picked up key seats — many in suburban areas — that helped flip the House from Republican control to a Democratic majority. Not all the news was bad, as Democrats were expected to pick up a handful of GOP seats, including two in North Carolina districts that were redistricted under court order.

      Voters also elected the youngest ever member to Congress as well as a far-right Republican with ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy.

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      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/03/house-majority-2020-election-democrats-flip-republican-congress-seats/6074096002/

      How many times does fancy Nancy have to fail before she is given the boot?

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      NV Wino
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      ArtfromArk
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      That’s why I only contribute to a very, very few of them….

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      Gryneos
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      will probably die in office, with Mitch likely going first.

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