The GOP is projected to easily hold onto its majority in the House, winning 186 seats to the Democrats' 136. (At press time, 113 races remain uncalled, though several media organizations have projected that the GOP will easily reach the 218 seats it needs for a majority.) Among the notable race results: The re-election of Speaker John Boehner in Ohio, the re-election of VP nominee Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, and the re-election of outspoken Republican Joe Wilson in South Carolina. Democrat Jesse Jackson Jr. was re-elected in Illinois despite being temporarily hospitalized for a "mood disorder," and Democratic war veteran and double-amputee Tammy Duckworth won in Illinois.
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