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House Elections 2012

If the U.S. Were Really a Democracy, John Boehner Would Be House MINORITY Leader

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Nationwide, Democrats received more than a half million more votes for the House of Representatives than Republicans did. But despite getting fewer overall votes, Republicans captured 55 percent of the House seats.

Adam Carlson

Dems Make Hopeful Gains In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Democrats retained the White House and the Senate on Tuesday night, but they fell about 18 seats short (give or take a few still-undecided races) of w...

GOP Retains Control Of House

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

* Boehner warns against raising U.S. tax rates * New House of Representatives may look much like the old House * Tea Pa...

GOP Keeps Control Of House

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dolla...

Ryan Grim

Alan Grayson Victory Is Biggest Comeback In House History

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Former Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat, won his House race in Florida on Tuesday night over his Republican challenger Todd Long. Grayson was first elect...

Republicans Retain Control Of House

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republicans will remain the majority party in the House of Representatives, NBC and CNN projected on Tuesday night. Going into Election Day, the GO...

House GOP Defends Majority From Democrats

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Hardly anybody likes Congress. Yet despite public disgust with the gridlock between lawmakers and...

Adam Carlson

20 House Races To Watch

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republicans made historic gains in the House of Representatives in the 2010 midterm elections, wresting 63 seats away from Democrats and winning a cle...

Tea Party Faces Challenge After Wave

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Nov 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has experienced three consecutive "wave" elections in which more than 20 seats changed hands, wi...

Adam Carlson

Republicans Still Favored To Retain Majority In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the Democrats lost 63 House seats to Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections, it seemed likely that they would gain back some of...

Many Lawmakers Returning Despite Lousy Image

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Listen up, voters, you're the boss. Your employee has barely produced the past two years, has hardly showed up for work, hasn't coopera...

Brewer Sends 'Wrong Message' On Republican Mission

Bloomberg | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's super- political action committee is wading into three competitive U.S. House races in an unusual move to help Republica...

Adam Carlson

Will Nancy Pelosi Sit In Speaker's Chair Next Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prospects for the Democrats holding the Senate improved over the past month, but the same cannot be said of their chances of taking back...

GOP Groups Open Floodgates With Shift In Mission

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A late spending splurge by outside political groups helped Republicans take over the House two years ago. The floodgates are openin...

Unlikely Dems Gear Up For Tough Fights

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Rep. Lois Capps of California and other vulnerable House Democrats, a string of successful re-election bids and double-digit ma...

Michael McAuliff

Arizona Special Election Is Harbinger Of November, Dems Argue

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Democrats think the Tuesday victory of a former aide to Rep. Gabby Giffords in a special election to replace her says big things about their chances i...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Fall Flat In Key Fundraising Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) knows how to rile with rhetoric. He has called the entire Congressional Progressive Caucus "members of the ...

GOP vs. GOP Primaries Turn Ugly

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

LAKE MARY, Fla. — Community and business leaders in affluent Seminole County talked about the promise of jobs and economic development from the ...

Michael McAuliff

Paul Ryan Budget Turned Into Dems' Weapon

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are not waiting long to use Rep. Paul Ryan's federal budget proposal for next year as a campaign billy club. Last week, th...

Michael McAuliff

John McCain Congratulates Joe The Plumber

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain elevated Sam "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher to minor celebrity status during McCain's 2008 presidential campaign -- a s...

Michael McAuliff

'Majority Maker' Alan Grayson Is Back, Pushing For Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are so confident in the chances of former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) winning back a seat in Congress this year, they are press...

Michael McAuliff

House Dems Tout Cash, Poll Momentum

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats charged with fighting the battle for control of the House this election year were crowing Friday that the fundraising and poll...

Michael McAuliff

Former GOP Chair Says Dems Could Win The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former Republican chairman who oversaw his party's takeover of the House of Representatives in 2010 thinks the Democrats could turn ...

Michael McAuliff

Steve Israel: Mitt's Puny Tax Rate Will Help Democrats Win

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News of the relatively meager tax rate Mitt Romney pays will "create fury" and help hand the Democrats control of the House of Represent...

Republicans Redraw Battle Lines To Shore Up House Majority In 2012

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The odds of getting re-elected have gotten better for Rep. Renee Ellmers and other Republican freshmen in the House – thanks ...