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Republicans Clean House in Mid-Term Elections, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Toomey Defeats Sestak, and Corbett Knocks off Onorato

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The Omelette Wednesday November 3, 2010

Republicans Clean House and John Boehner to Become Speaker of the House

Last night was a dream come true for Republicans across the country in the 2010 Mid-Term Elections. A major shift in power occurred in the House with 239 seats going to Republicans and just 183 seats going to Democrats. Democrats retain control of the Senate, with 51 seats, but the Republicans also took a nice share of Senate seats as well. They now have 47 Senate seats. John Boehner is the new speaker of the house. Republicans will be celebrating knowing their arch nemesis Nancy Pelosi will no longer be holding the gavel. President Obama will deliver a speech later on today to address last night's butt whooping (or shift in power).

PA Races Reflect National Trends: Pat Toomey and Tom Corbett Win

The PA Mid-Term Elections reflected the national trends with many Republicans winning their respective seats. Pat Toomey edged Joe Sestak by a 51% to 49% margin to win the PA Senate seat, which Arlen Specter held. Tom Corbett won the Pennsylvania Gubernatorial race, knocking off Dan Onorato 54% to 46%. Also, former Philadelphia Eagle Jon Runyan won a Congressional seat in Jersey over Jon Adler. Christine O'Donnell couldn't continue the trend though. She lost handily to Chris "The Tax Man" Coons.