Republicans roared toward a
electoral victory Tuesday, wresting control of
the House and picking up seats in the Senate,
NBC News projected.
Republicans needed a net gain of 10 to take
the Senate, which analysts considered a tough
road that required them to win every tight
race. But Democrats didn't seriously dispute
expectations that they would lose the House.
NBC News projected that once all the votes
were counted, Republicans would hold 237
seats to 198 for the Democrats. If so,
Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio
would succeed Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California
At 9 p.m. ET, Republicans were also off to a
fast start in their bid to take control of the
Senate, picking up two Democratic seats and
holding onto several others as the results
began coming in.
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