House Republican Midterm Gains Rise to 62 seats, Correction 63 … Maffei (D) Concedes to Ann Marie Buerkle (R) in NY 25
62 and counting, make it 63 … for a total of 242 House seats.
The House Republican gains from the 2010 midterm elections have reached 62, correction 63 seats from the 2010 midterm elections. US Rep Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold in the Texas 27th Disctrict race. This victory completes one of 2010′s biggest upsets on the House side and brings the number of GOP House gains this year to 62.
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold late Monday after the recount he requested barely made a dent in the Republican’s election night lead. Farenthold’s final margin of victory stood at 648 votes.
Farenthold’s victory completes one of 2010′s biggest upsets on the House side and brings the number of GOP House gains this year to 62.
Correction, GOP House gains is up to 63 as US Rep Dan Maffei (D-NY) conceded to his GOP challenger Ann Marie Buerkle in the NY-23 race. This is yet another GOP pick up in the state of New York. Prior to the midterm election, we had wondered whether there was going to be a purge in NY state? As it turned out, it was a big 2010 midterm pickup for the GOP in New York.
Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) conceded to his GOP challenger Tuesday afternoon, giving Republicans their 63rd pickup in the House.
He trailed Republican candidate Ann Marie Buerkleby 567 votes in a race that has been too close to call. Lawyers for both campaigns were due in court Wednesday, where Maffei was reportedly considering asking for a hand recount of the more than 200,000 ballots cast in the race.
Instead, he conceded the election.
The 63 pick-ups for the Republican Party makes a total of 242 seats in the US House of Representatives, the most the GOP has held in more than 60 years.