From the Caucus blog of The New York Times:
Republican House Gain Now at 61 Seats
By Jeff Zeleny
The Republican triumph in the House of Representatives has grown a little wider, with the party now capturing 61 seats in this month’s midterm elections. The latest victory comes in Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District, where Representative Melissa Bean, a Democrat, conceded to Joe Walsh, a Republican.
Mr. Walsh defeated Ms. Bean by 291 votes out of more than 200,000 ballots cast.
More at the link. But the article noted that Representative Bean’s seat was considered reliably Democratic, and that Mr Walsh’s victory “underscores the depth of Democratic defeats.”
Four House races remain undecided, and all four of them are currently held by Democrats. In two, the Democratic incumbents have narow leads, while in the other two, the Democratic incumbents are trailing narrowly; I’m hoping to have articles entitled Republicans gain
60 61 62 63 seats in the House, and maybe even more, soon.
In the meantime, it looks like Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) write-in campaign has been successful.