November 9, 2010

...AND COUNTING...:

Republicans Are Poised to Increase U.S. House Gains in Undecided Contests: Election outcomes in nine Democratic-held districts remain in doubt (William Selway and Alison Fitzgerald, 11/08/10, Business Week)

Republicans may increase their control of the U.S. House that will be installed in January by picking up seats among nine Democratic-held districts where the outcome remains in doubt.

Just hundreds of votes separate the candidates in some of the undecided races, according to the Associated Press. Also, the re-election of Representative Tim Bishop, a four-term Democrat from New York's Long Island, was thrown into doubt after a fresh count of ballots, according to Republican challenger Randy Altschuler.

Republicans gained at least 60 seats in the House in the Nov. 2 election, the biggest swing in the party's favor since 1938.

"It's expected that Republicans will hold on and pick up a total of 63 or 64 seats, though recounts can occasionally produce a surprise," said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 9, 2010 5:20 AM
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