House and Senate Breakdown

November 5, 2008

After Elections, the House of Representatives has a Democratic majority. Democrats have 252 projected seats, while Republicans have 172. A party needs 218 for a majority.

The Democratic Party has also retained power in the Senate. Currently, they don't have the 60 seats needed to have the majority because there are still four seats undecided Wednesday morning. However, if all four seats go Democratic, Democrats will gain the majority.

Coming into the election, the Democrats had a slim majority, 51 to 49.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 33902994 - newsplex.com/a?a=33902994