WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Republican party exceeded all expectations on Election Day, with the GOP keeping its control over Congress.
Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years, now controlling 222 seats while Democrats have 155.READ MORE: Ben Roethlisberger Announces Retirement After 18 Seasons With Steelers
GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and Colorado that Democrats had hoped Trump’s divisive comments about women and Hispanics would make their own.
Democrats had envisioned potentially big gains in suburban and ethnically diverse districts.READ MORE: Child Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle In Brooklyn
In the Senate, Republicans dominate with 51 seats to 47 held by the Democrats.
Republicans officially retained its control of the Senate after Missouri’s Roy Blunt and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski won their two races.
Two races remain outstanding: In Louisiana, the seat will head to a runoff election next month. And in New Hampshire, Democrat Maggie Hassan and Republican Kelly Ayotte are locked in a too-close-to-call race.MORE NEWS: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
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