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Republicans to Keep Control of the House

Republicans are expected to keep House control.


Republicans are expected to keep control of the House.

Few seriously expected the House to turn to the Democrats; eyes were more carefully attuned to the Senate, where Democrats already picked up their first seat with the election of Tammy Duckworth in Illinois. But perhaps some thought that Donald Trump’s divisiveness might reflect in some losses for Republicans in the House.

Instead, they are expected to gain four seats.

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Emily Tamkin is a staff writer at Foreign Policy covering ambassadorial and diplomatic affairs in Washington. @emilyctamkin

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