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While much of the national media noted that George W. Bush drew the highest popular vote total of any President in history and is the first President in 16 years to have won an outright majority of the popular vote, Senate Republicans set a record of their own. The 55 seats Republicans now have in the Senate is the GOP’s highest number since 1928, even including the Reagan years and the period after the 1994 mid-term elections when Democratic Senators Richard Shelby of Alabama and Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado switched parties. In the House, with a 231-to-200 majority (with one independent and three races undecided so far), Republicans now have one more U.S. representative than the 230 they had after the big 1994 takeover.

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