Election 2012 November 7, 2012: Democrats Maintain Senate Majority

ELECTION 2012

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CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

THE HEADLINES….

Election 2012: Senate Democratic Majority Holds After Millions Spent

Democrats will maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate, ABC News projects, no small effort in an age of astronomically expensive campaigns and hyper-partisanship.

More than $1 billion is projected to have been spent in Senate races by candidates and outside groups, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. But unlike in the 2010 and 2008 elections, neither party dramatically altered the balance of power in the Senate after this election.

Democrats defended 23 of the 33 seats in the Upper Chamber that were on the ballot in this election….READ MORE

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Election 2012 November 6, 2012: Republicans Preserve Control of House of Representatives

ELECTION 2012

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CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

THE HEADLINES….

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

Source: ABC News Radio, 11-6-12

House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues will secure enough seats to retain their majority, winning at least 218 seats in the House of Representatives.

For Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, the election is a missed opportunity to regain control of the lower chamber, despite 62 contests without an incumbent. Republicans fought district by district to maintain their numbers.

Over the past year, Republicans were bullish as they predicted modest gains on Election Day. While Democrats may be able to cut slightly into the GOP’s 25-seat majority by the end of the night, most congressional watchers predicted the outcome long before voters issued their preference at the polls Tuesday….READ MORE

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