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Democrats Projected to Take Control of the House

Wednesday - 07/11/2018 01:31
The Democrats flipped their first two Republican-held House seats Tuesday in Florida and Virginia but fell short in a closely watched race in Kentucky as they fought to wrest control of the chamber from the GOP and confront President Donald Trump.
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Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Democrats were gaining ground in the battle for House control Tuesday night, while setbacks in Indiana, Tennessee and Texas squeezed their already narrow path to a Senate majority.

With control of Congress, statehouses and President Donald Trump's agenda at stake, some of the nation's top elections were too close to call. Democrats won half of the seats they needed to claim House control with dozens additional competitive contests remaining. Victories in contested House races across Florida, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota gave them cause for optimism.

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