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AZ-5: Hayworth (R) vs. Mitchell (D):  Arizona Daily Star: “Dems regain House; Senate up for grabs Hayworth is only incumbent to lose seat in Arizona“; AP: “GOP lawmaker hoping for leadership post loses seat instead“; Arizona State University Online: “House to Dems; Senate close: Mitchell poised for House; Kyl keeps Senate“; AP: “Democrats pick up 2 House seats in Arizona; delegation now split 4-4

AZ-8: Graf (R) vs. Giffords (D): Arizona Daily Star: ”Giffords wins contentious race: Beats out Graf, who leaned on entrants issue“; Weekly Standard: “Post Mortem: Why Republicans got shellacked in the midterms“; Tucson Citizen: “The electorate sensibly opts for the center: Our view: Voices of moderation overcome shrill ideologues, thankfully

CA-4: Doolittle (R) vs. Brown (D): Sacramento Bee: “Democrats win House; two races leave Senate in doubt

CA-11: Pombo (R) vs. McNerney (D): Stockton Record: “McNerney topples Pombo in close House race“; CBS5 News: “Pombo ousted as East Bay and Central Valley Congressman“; Oakland Tribune: “Pombo loses in closely watched Congressional race

CO-4: Musgrave (R) vs. Paccione (D): Rocky Mountain News: “Musgrave, Paccione in photo finish“; Colorado Springs Gazette: “Musgrave prevails in District 4“; AP: “Musgrave on defensive as Dems seek to gain House seats“; Greeley Tribune: “Musgrave hangs on for 3rd term“; AP: “Musgrave, Lamborn, Tancredo Win Over Democrats

C0-7: O’Donnell (R) vs. Perlmutter (D): Washington Times: “Governor’s race leads Colorado tip from red to blue“; Denver Post: “7th: Perlmutter defeats O’Donnell“; “7th: Perlmutter defeats O’Donnell: Voters focus on new vision“; Rocky Mountain News: “Perlmutter takes bellwether district“; The Denver Channel: “Perlmutter Takes 7th District: Perlmutter Grabs 55 Percent To O’Donnell’s 42 Percent

CT-2: Simmons (R) vs. Courtney (D): Hartford Courant: “Courtney, Simmons Race Goes Late

CT-4: Shays (R) vs. Farrell (D): Hartford Courant: “Shays Declares Victory, But Farrell Doesn’t Concede The Race“; Connecticut Post: “Farrell refuses to concede to Shays“; Boston Globe: “Shays makes timely policy shift on war“; Stamford Advocate: “Shays takes the victory“; WTNH News: “Shays declared winner in 4th

CT-5: Johnson (R) vs. Murphy (D): Washington Post: “Democrats Promise Broad New Agenda: Now in Control, They Plan to Challenge Bush“; Hartford Courant: “A Tide Of Ire Sweeps Out Johnson: Murphy Overcomes Negative Ads To Stun Incumbent“; “Against-Odds Win Sparks Jubilation: Johnson Concedes Early And Murphy Camp Gets Party Started“; “Johnson Concedes To Murphy“; Litchfield County Times: ”Democrat easily captures 5th District seat in a bid once considered a long shot

FL-13: Buchanan (R) vs. Jennings (D):  Miami Herald-Tribune: “Slim 368-vote margin will trigger a recount for the 13th District“; AP: “GOP auto dealer wins Harris’ House seat, recount likely

FL-16: Negron (R) vs. Mahoney  (D): New York Times: “On Wave of Voter Unrest, Democrats Take Control of House“; Washington Post: “GOP Loses Scandal-Tainted Seats“;

St. Petersburg Times: “Democrats capture two key contests“; CBS4 News: “Dem. Mahoney Wins Race To Replace Mark Foley“; AP: “Democrat Tim Mahoney Wins Florida Seat Vacated by Ex-Rep. Foley“; Los Angeles Times: “Rep. Foley’s former seat goes to Democrat“; TC Palm: “Mahoney takes it“; Charlotte Sun-Herald: “Mahoney takes seat in Congress

FL-22: Shaw (R) vs. Klein (D): Sun-Sentinel: “South Florida helps Democrats shift tide to take control of U.S. House“; “Republicans lose County Commission, legislative seats in Broward“; Palm Beach Post: “Dismayed voters end GOP hold on House

IA-1: Whalen (R) vs. Braley (D): Reuters: “Democrat wins Republican House seat in Iowa: media“; Quad-City Times: “Braley win caps 2-year quest“; DesMoines Register: “Braley rides party’s wave, says Bush was ‘major issue’

IL-6: Roskam (R) vs. Duckworth (D): Reuters: “Wounded Democrat Iraq vet loses Illinois House race” AP: “Illinois’ House Delegation Unchanged as Roskam Weathers Challenge in 6th District“; Chicago Tribune: “Democrats’ Day: GOP loses U.S. House; parties battle for Senate“; “Roskam, Bean win congressional races“; Chicago Sun-Times: “GOP’s Roskam defeats Duckworth in 6th: State senator to follow in Hyde’s footsteps

IN-2: Chocola (R) vs. Donnelly: WISH TV News: “Donnelly Wins for Democrats in 2nd District“; Indiannapolis Star: “3 newcomers have chance for influence

IN-8: Hostettler (R) vs. Ellsworth (D): WISH TV News: “Ellsworth Wins in 8th District“; Indiana Statesman: “Ellsworth defeats Hostettler“; AP: “Ellsworth, Hill, Donnelly give Dems key wins in Congress“; Washington Times: “Democrat said winner in Ind. House race

IN-9: Sodrel (R) vs. Hill (D): WISH TV News: “Democrats Gain Control of Indiana House; GOP Controls Three Statewide Offices“; Indiana Daily Student: “Sodrel concedes congressional loss before hometown crowd“; Evansville Courier & Press: “Baron Hill returns to Congress

KY-2: Lewis (R) vs. Weaver (D): Lexington Herald-Leader: “Lewis survives challenge by Weaver“; Louisville Courier-Journal: “Incumbents beat challengers to hold five seats

KY-3: Northup (R) vs. Yarmuth (D): AP: “Dems Gain 1 House Seat in Kentucky, but GOP Successfully Defends 2“; Lexington Herald-Leader: “Yarmuth unseats Northup: Louisville Democrat gets nod in tight race“; “Northup’s ouster seen as Bush rebuke“; AP: “Yarmuth defeats Northup; other congressional incumbents hang on

KY-4: Davis (R) vs. Lucas (D): Lexington Herald-Leader: ”Davis holds off Lucas”

MN-1: Gutknecht (R) vs. Walz (D): Winona Daily News: “Walz wins; Democrats take House“; AP: “Tim Walz Ousts GOP Stalwart Gil Gutknecht in Minnesota’s 1st District“; Minnesota Public Radio: “Walz wins in 1st District“; Pioneer Press: “Walz takes U.S. House seat from Gutknecht“; Mankato Free Press: “Walz rides Democratic wave into Congress

MN-6: Bachmann (R) vs. Wetterling (D): Minneapolis Star Tribune: “Bachmann wins most-expensive race“; Pioneer Press: “Bachmann vows fight for ‘life, marriage’“; Minnesota Public Radio: “Bachmann retains 6th District seat for GOP

NC-11: Taylor (R) vs. Shuler (D): News & Observer: “GOP stumbles in House“; “Shuler wins in 11th District; Hayes leads by a slim margin“; AP: “Shuler successful in his bid for 11th: Taylor makes surprising concession on TV with votes still being counted“; AP: “Shuler, Kissell among Democratic surprises in North Carolina“; AP: “Former NFL quarterback Shuler wins; Ryun, Swann lose on Election Day

NH-2: Bass (R) vs. Hodes (D): AP: “Hodes Defeats Six-Term Incumbent Bass to Win New Hampshire House Seat“; Concord Monitor: ”Angry over Iraq, voters turn on Republicans

Major losses in State House, Congress“; Union Leader: “Shea-Porter, Hodes dump incumbents“; Concord Monitor: ”For Hodes, 2nd time’s the charm: Bass ousted after six terms in Washington“; Nashua Telegraph: ”Close to Bush means no cigar

NJ-7: Ferguson (R) vs. Stender (D): Newark Star-Ledger: “Jerseyans return all members to House“; AP: “Democrats maintain 7-6 majority in N.J. House delegation“; Bridgewater Courier News: “Ferguson fends off Stender in 7th“; Asbury Park Press: “Republican Ferguson holds off strong bid by Democrat Stender

NM-1:  Wilson (R) vs. Madrid (D): AP: “Democrat Patricia Madrid Holds Slight Lead Over Rep. Heather Wilson in N.M. House Race“; Albuquerque Tribune: “CD1: Wilson 102,240; Madrid 100,902

Wilson-Madrid race too close to call; 5,000 ballots to go

NV-2: Heller (R) vs. Derby (D): AP: “Nevada Bucks Trend, Sends Republicans to Washington“; Nevada Appeal: “Congressman Heller

NV-3: Porter (R) vs. Hafen (D): KLAS TV News: “Porter, Heller Win Victories For Nevada’s GOP

NY-20: Sweeney (R) vs. Gillibrand (D): New York Post: “At least two State GOPers house-broken“; New York Daily News: “Sweeney knocked for a loop“; Post Star News: “Election 06: Kirsten Gillibrand unseats Sweeney; Clinton, Spitzer lead Democrat win“; Saratogian: ”Gillibrand takes seat in Congress

NY-24: Meier (R) vs. Arcuri (D): News 10 Now: “Arcuri wins highly scrutinized 24th Congressional seat“; AP: “Democrats capture two NY seats from GOP

NY-25: Walsh (R) vs. Maffei (D): Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: “3 Republicans keep House seats in close races

NY-26: Reynolds (R) vs. Davis (D): Reuters: “Republican keeps House seat in west New York: TV“; Buffalo News: “Reynolds wins re-election“; Lockport Union-Sun & Journal: “Reynolds bests Davis in tight race“; Tonawanda News: “Reynolds bests Davis in tight race

NY-29: Kuhl (R) vs. Massa (D): AP: ”Democrats gain in tight House races: GOP struggles in upstate districts that were longtime strongholds“; Elmira Star-Gazette: “Kuhl claims victory: Massa refuses to concede in tight 29th District race“; “Massa won’t acknowledge Kuhl win

OH-1: Chabot (R) vs. Cranley (D): Hamilton Journal News: “Chabot holds on, Boehner wins handily“; Cincinnati Enquirer: “Chabot wins; Schmidt ahead

OH-2: Schmidt (R) vs. Wulsin (D): Washington Times: “Swing state Ohio turns blue from top“; Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Ohio voters key to power shift

OH-15: Pryce (R) vs. Kilroy (D): Columbus Dispatch: “Tiberi a winner; Pryce in tight race“; Reuters: “Top House Republican leader re-elected in Ohio: media

OH-18: Padgett (R) vs. Space (D): AP: “Democrats grab Ney’s seat, two GOP-held seats tight“; AP: “Ohio Republicans Lose Ney’s Seat to Dems, Hold Leads in 2 Other Races“; Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Ohio voters key to power shift

PA-4: Hart (R) vs. Altmire (D): Pittsburgh Channel: “Altmire Upsets Hart In U.S. House Race“; AP: “Pa. Democrats Pick Up Seats In The House“; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Anti-GOP tide costs Rep. Hart a 4th term“; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Greenhorn Altmire defeats Hart

PA-6: Gerlach (R) vs. Murphy (D): Pottstown Mercury: ”Unofficial results show Gerlach with slim lead over Murphy“; Chester Daily Local Online: ”Gerlach in apparent close win over Murphy in 6th

PA-7: Weldon (R) vs. Sestak (D): News Max: “Curt Weldon Ousted in Pennsylvania“; Philadelphia Enquirer: “Sestak ends Weldon’s reign“; Delaware County Times: ”Weldon’s reign over as Sestak rolls in 7th

PA-10:  Sherwood (R) vs. Carney (D): AP: “Weldon, Sherwood, Hart lose in key Pa. House races“; AP: “Sex scandal costs GOP’s Sherwood“; “Carney unseats Rep. Sherwood“; Wilkes Barre Times-Leader: “It’s Carney to Congress

TX-22: Sekula-Gibbs (R) vs. Lampson (D): Houston News: “Sekula-Gibbs Wins, Loses In U.S. Dist. 22“; Houston Chronicle: “Sekula-Gibbs to head to D.C., resign council seat“; AP: “Sekula-Gibbs to fill DeLay unexpired term“; AP: “Texas Democrat Nick Lampson Takes Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s Seat“; AP: “Lampson, Edwards land big Democrat wins

TX-23: Bonilla (R) vs. Rodriguez (D): San Antonio Express: “Bonilla may be facing a runoff“; Houston Chronicle: “Rep. Bonilla struggles to break majority vote

VA-2: Drake (R) vs. Kellam (D): Virginian Pilot: “Drake beats Kellam to keep 2nd District House seat“; Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Drake keeps seat in 2nd District: The incumbent edges Democrat Kellam in tight Tidewater race“; AP: “Drake retains House seat in 2nd District

WA-8: Reichert (R) vs. Burner (D): Seattle Post Intelligencer: “Blue Wave: Democrats grab House, look likely to take Senate“; AP: “Bush played heavily in 8th District House race

WI-8: Gard (R) vs. Kagen (D):  Reuters: “Wisconsin Democrat wins House seat: media“; Green Bay Press Gazette: “Kagen sweeps past Gard in 8th District“; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Kagen defeats Gard in hard-fought race: Democrat to take 8th District seat now held by Green“; The Capital Times: ”Kagen pulls off upset over Gard

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