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The GOP House Gain Floor Is 60, the Ceiling Is 71

We’re still waiting on official calls or concessions in 11 House races; all of them feature Democrat incumbents (whose names appear first in this list).

Raul Grijalva vs. Ruth McClung in Arizona’s 7th district.

Gabrielle Giffords vs. Jesse Kelly in Arizona’s 8th district.

Jerry McNerney vs. David Harmer in California’s 11th district.*

Jim Costa vs. Andy Vidak in California’s 20th district.*

Melissa Bean vs. Joe Walsh in Illinois’s 8th district.*

Ben Chandler vs. Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th district.

Dan Maffei vs. Ann Marie Buerkle in New York’s 25th district.

Solomon Ortiz vs. Blake Farenthold in Texas’s 27th district.*

Gerry Connolly vs. Keith Fimian in Virginia’s 11th district.

Rick Larsen vs. John Koster in Washington’s 2nd district.*

Adam Smith vs. Richard Muri in Washington’s 9th district.

The ones marked with an asterisk are ones where the GOP challenger has a narrow lead in the most recent numbers.

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