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Dems hang on as GOP sweeps House

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010 - 01:56

Nov. 3 - Democrats hold on to several key states amid sweeping Republican victories that have given the GOP control of the House of Representatives. Travis Brecher reports.

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You very much. In the aftermath of the Republican dominated election that saw the GOP recapture the House of Representatives. Democrats and two key states have held on. Californians voted to bring back Democrat Jerry Brown who ran the state in the seventies and eighties as governor. Betting on an economic turnaround from the 72 year old rather than billionaire businesswoman Meg Whitman. Whitman had poured more than 140 million dollars -- campaign. But swing constituencies including women and Latinos ultimately favored brown. I'm hoping and praying that this breakdown. It's going on. For so many years in the state capital and we're watching it in Washington that the breakdown paves the way for a breakthrough and that's the spirit. -- take back the Sacramento. Point eight years later full of energy and creativity. And ready to serve you -- people like California. Senator Barbara Boxer also won reelection in California. Beating former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina marking double victory for Democrats over an experienced Republicans. Nevada Democrats also faired well. Senate majority leader Harry Reid held onto his seat and will serve a fifth term in the US senate. Despite differences between two parties supporters of Harry Reid say they're hopeful Democrats and Republicans will find some common ground. We know that the economy's bad. And we're gonna have to continue to work to try to make things better and and I think what people -- that that we need to work together these. The two parties -- pressing agenda economic issues including cutting the one point three trillion dollar deficit and creating jobs. Travis Brecher Reuters.

Dems hang on as GOP sweeps House

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010 - 01:56

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