Win keeps Republican House gain at 60
November 4th, 2010
10:52 PM ET
9 years ago

Win keeps Republican House gain at 60

(CNN) - Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva has won a fifth term in the U.S. House after narrowly defeating Republican Ruth McClung, a physicist, according to a CNN projection. Grijalva prevailed with 49 percent of the vote, compared to 45 percent to McClung.

The Arizona Democrat found himself in an increasingly competitive race after he announced his support of a boycott of Arizona businesses in response to the state's controversial new immigration law. McClung was heavily out-raised and out-spent but received the backing of prominent state Republicans, including Gov. Jan Brewer and Sen. John McCain, as well as from former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. President Obama carried the district 57 to 42 percent in 2008.

Nine other U.S. House races remained unresolved, all in districts currently held by Democrats. Republicans had a net gain of 60 seats as a result of Tuesday's midterm election.

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  1. La Piovra

    I am glad that Congressman Grijalva, who was subjected both to gross racial charicatures and at least one ugly threat to his life, has – for now at least – prevailed over Mean People.

    November 4, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  2. Butterycup

    How does a person, and I do not care what political party you are part of, re-elect a Congressman who devised a boycott of Arizona? I am disappointed that Ruth who would have worked for the people instead of against them, was not given a chance. Ruth, you are a great role model and I hope you will run again. You are my hero!!!!

    November 4, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  3. Steve

    That's a net gain of 60 seats SO FAR. It's almost certain that the GOP will end up with between 2 or 4 more seats.

    November 5, 2010 03:53 am at 3:53 am |
  4. King

    The people have voted for you to kick 27 million Americans off the healthcare law and only insure 3 million. They want you to imediately give all control back over to the insurance companies at once and take out the government entities that was put their so they don't run their premiums up to 60 and 70 percent like they did two years ago while the people were suffering through one of the worst financial disasters mankind have ever seen while the imsurance companies made billions.

    November 5, 2010 05:31 am at 5:31 am |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    It's all right: 60 is enough to do the trick.
    It's another beautiful day in America!
    In 2012, mornings will be even more beautiful, sans Obama.

    November 5, 2010 06:26 am at 6:26 am |