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GOP Wins Narrow House Majority; McConnell Reelected Senate Minority Leader

HeadlineNov 17, 2022

The Republican Party has won control of the House of Representatives despite a stronger-than-expected showing by Democrats in the midterm elections. After more than a week of vote counting, and with six races still too close to call, Republicans on Wednesday captured their 218th House seat — just enough for a narrow majority. A spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi said the Democratic House speaker will “address her future plans” later today. Meanwhile, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell has beaten back a challenge from Florida’s Rick Scott and was reelected Senate minority leader on Wednesday.

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