Republican House Wins Could Be Biggest Since 1920s


Republicans captured at least a dozen seats and built their majority in the U.S. House to its highest level in decades in Tuesday's midterm election, with results topping party expectations.

A surge of voter frustration with the White House that ended Democratic control of the Senate after eight years also ousted a host of House incumbents, terminating the career of veteran Democratic lawmakers and widening Republicans' reach into less familiar regions of the country.

With several races in the West still up in the air, Republicans were on track to gain at least 12 more seats in the House, matching Republican Party's post-World War II record of 246 seats set in 1947. Even bigger gains could increase the majority to its largest size since the late 1920s.