In the News: Democrats Gain Seats in House, Senate

Democrats gained at least six Senate seats to raise their majority in the 100-member body from 51 to 57. Democrats have gained 19 seats in the 435-member House, raising their majority to 254. Seven races remained undecided on Wednesday. Results are still not in from Senate races in Minnesota, where Republican Norm Coleman was in a virtual tie with Al Franken; Alaska, where incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, who was recently convicted on seven felony bribery charges, was holding a slim lead; and Georgia, where no candidate secured 50 percent of the vote, forcing incumbent Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss into a run-off election against his Democrat and Libertarian opponents.

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