The New Electorate: What's In Store For Bluer America

12/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Huffington Post

Now that Barack Obama and the Democrats will be in control, the party plans to pursue an aggressive agenda. See what's in store for the Democratic Congress and read below for more info and a slideshow on Obama's potential administration:

Flush with victory built on incursions in the South and West, Congressional Democratic leaders promised to use their new power to join President-elect Barack Obama in pursuing an aggressive agenda that puts top priority on the economy, health care, energy and ending the Iraq war.

By reaching deep into traditionally Republican turf, the Democrats in Tuesday's elections expanded their majorities in both the House and the Senate. They picked up at least five Senate seats, in Colorado, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Virginia. And they picked up at least 19 House seats, with new Democrats coming from Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Virginia.

President Obama's Potential Cabinet