November 3rd, 2010
05:38 AM ET
8 years ago

New Republican revolution – GOP takes House in landslide; Dems cling to Senate

Washington (CNN) - Republicans took voters' distress over the stubborn jobless rate and a stalled economy and turned it into a sweeping takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections, while Democrats were able to hang onto their majority in the Senate, though in smaller numbers.

With results still coming in, the extent of the Republican takeover of the 435-member House was still to be determined. But CNN projected that Republicans would win at least 60 more House seats than they currently hold to wipe out the Democratic majority of the past four years.

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  1. Larry

    hope no one needs another extention on unemployment benefits

    November 3, 2010 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  2. Donkey Party

    Way to go America! Keep voting against your own self-interests.

    November 3, 2010 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    Republicans won on better philosophies, not the state of the economy. People understand the sensible Republican platform. It doesn't hurt that the Democratic philosophy of massive government spending went down in flames, but Americans are smart enough to realize that private jobs and private sector companies are the core of a strong economy. Spending our resources on growing the federal government only perpetuates the high unemployment rate. Fortunately Americans have chosen a change in direction.

    November 3, 2010 07:51 am at 7:51 am |