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The Other 2012 Fight: Who Gets the House?

When Republicans picked up 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm elections, they didn't just wipe out the previous Democratic majority. They pulled off the largest congressional sweep since 1948. "It was a message from voters, that they were rejecting the big-government agenda pursued by Democrats in Washington during the first two years of Obama's presidency," said Paul Lindsay, communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, citing the $831 billion stimulus bill and health care reform as failed polices spurned by the nation.
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Arizona Republican ousts ex-Gabby Giffords aide in race for US House seat

News : The Raw Story (last week)

U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, has officially lost his re-election bid to the Republican challenger in November’s congressional elections, a judge certified on Wednesday. A... Read Post

Bad News for Incumbents, Self-Financing Candidates in Most Expensive Midterm Election in U.S. History

Politics / US Politics : Open Secrets (4 years ago)

The priciest midterm election in U.S. history saw a Republican tide sweep numerous Democrats out of office, as voters anxious about the state of the economy ousted more House incumbents from office than any time since 1948. While se... Read Post

Martha McSally: Gabby Giffords House Seat Won By Pro Gun Air Force Vet

News : The Inquisitr - News (last week)

Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally has won the Arizona House seat in the Tuscon area formerly held by Rep. Gabby Giffords, thereby flipping the Second Congressional District from Democrat to Republican. The election went to a ... Read Post


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