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Republicans win control of US House

Republicans win control of US House

Republicans have seized control of the House for the first time since 2006, riding a wave of voter discontent and economic woes to directly challenge President Barack Obama's agenda.
House Republicans have captured 220 seats and were leading in 20 other races. Only 218 seats are needed for control of the House.
Republicans have picked up a net gain of 53 seats and were leading for another 13 Democratic-held seats. If current trend holds, Republicans could record their largest gains in the House in more than 70 years.
In 1938, the party gained 80 seats during the second term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


Updated : 2021-02-26 20:44 GMT+08:00