Friday, January 05, 2007

GOP's Razor Thin Victories

Democrats took control of Congress Thursday -- and Congressional Quarterly offers up a new talking point for the GOP: "It coulda been worse." From CQ:

"Of the 202 Republicans sworn in Thursday as members of 110th Congress, 15 maintained GOP control of their seats by margins of just 3 percentage points or less. On the other side of the aisle, just two of the 233 members of the new Democratic majority were winners of contests in which they retained their party’s control by similarly razor-thin margins."

CQ has a breakdown of the 15 races that will be top targets in 2008. (CQ via

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