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US Mid-Term Elections - Victory for the Democrats !

Politics / US Politics Nov 08, 2006 - 12:16 AM GMT

By: John_York

Politics

The Democrats are expected to celebrate victory in the US Mid-term elections. And challenge for the control of Congress, toppling Republican senators in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Rhode Island.

All 435 House seats, 33 Senate seats and 36 governorships were at stake in the elections and Democrats have to pick up 15 House seats and six Senate seats to take control of both chambers.


Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania became the first Republican senator to fall to the Democrats, losing his seat after two conservative terms to Bob Casey Jr..

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton coasted to a second Democratic term in New York, winning roughly 70 percent of the vote.

In Ohio, Sen. Mike DeWine lost to Rep. Sherrod Brown, a liberal seven term lawmaker.

Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, despite being an opponent of the war, fell to Sheldon Whitehouse, former state attorney general.

Senator. Joe Lieberman won a new term in Connecticut. Lieberman, a supporter of Bush's Iraq war policy, ran as an independent, after the Democrats put up an anti war candidate, but he will side with the Democrats when he returns to Washington.

Projections showed Democrats gaining at least 10 Republican seats, putting them two-thirds of the way to picking up the 15 they need for a majority in the House of Representatives.

Additionally the Democrats are in sight of winning a majority of governorships for the first time since the Republican landslide of 1994.

In Massachusetts, Democrat Deval Patrick was declared the winner - he will be the first black governor of the state and the second elected black governor of any state. In Ohio, Democratic Rep. Ted Strickland easily defeated Republican Ken Blackwell. New York, chose Democrat Eliot Spitzer, the attorney general who crusaded for the reform Wall Street.

The Republicans went into Election Day holding 28 governorships to 22 for the Democrats.


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08 Nov 06, 08:28
Re: US Mid-Term Elections - Victory for the Democrats !

Good ! Hope bush suffers in his last 2 years !


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