Power Shift Possible after Midterm Elections

Republicans likely to take total control of Congress

Elizabeth Fassbender

In the 2010 midterm elections, a wave of Republicans surged into the 112th Congress, consolidating the GOP hold on the House of Representatives. Although the Republican onslaught is unlikely to be repeated, this year’s midterm elections may shift the balance in the Senate, where the GOP is expecting to capture the majority.

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