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Democrats Holding House Majority But Suffer Losses to GOP

  • Republican strength dashes expectations for major gains
  • House Agriculture Chairman Peterson ousted by GOP challenger
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Democrats are forecast to keep control of the U.S. House after Tuesday’s elections, but with at least six incumbents losing their seats and others in jeopardy Republicans have likely chipped away at their majority.

Among the Democrats defeated were several elected in the 2018 “blue wave” that swept the party into the House majority, as well as with Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, who has represented his Minnesota district since 1991. There were 13 other Democrats trailing or in tight races in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Iowa, Virginia and California.