Final Composition of House Decided for 113th Congress
With North Carolina's 7th District race finally decided, the political party composition of the House for the 113th Congress is now determined: 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats.
That compares to the current makeup of 242-193, so is a net gain of 8 seats for the Democrats, but keeps the House firmly in Republican hands.
The North Carolina race was won by incumbent Democrat Mike McIntyre over Republican David Rouzer. After a recount, McIntyre won by 654 votes out of more than 336,000 cast.
One congressional contest remains in contention, but it is a run-off between two Republicans so the outcome will not change the political composition. That election is for Louisiana's 3rd District and pits two incumbents -- Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry -- against each other due to redistricting. The run-off election is December 8.
The composition of the Senate in the 113th Congress will be 53 Democrats, 2 independents who plan to caucus with the Democrats, and 45 Republicans. That compares with the current composition of 51 Democrats, 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats, and 47 Republicans, a net gain of two for Democrats, who continue to control that body.
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