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Yes, It Really Was A Wave Election For The GOP

House Republicans are on pace for their biggest majority in more than 80 years.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his first press conference in the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, following the Republican wave midterm elections

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his first press conference in the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, following the Republican wave midterm elections

Photograph by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

How good was Election Day for House Republicans? With just a few races left to call or complete, Republicans are on pace to begin the next Congress in January with their biggest House majority in more than eight decades. 

At the moment, Republicans have won 244 seats compared with 184 for Democrats, with five uncalled contests and two runoffs Dec. 6 in Louisiana districts that lean Republican.  All five uncalled contests include Democratic incumbents, and Republican challengers presently lead in three.