Election takeaways: No sweep for the Republicans after all

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The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – For weeks, Republicans predicted a “red wave” would carry them to power in Congress, as voters repudiated majority Democrats for failing to tame skyrocketing inflation and address worries about rising crime.

The reality appeared far different early Wednesday.

Rather than a wholesale rejection of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, the results were far more mixed as returns from Tuesday’s midterms trickled in. Many Democratic incumbents proved surprisingly resilient, outperforming their party’s expectations.

It appears that likely Republican gains in the House will come on far less favorable terms than the party anticipated.

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11/9/2022 9:39:06 AM (GMT -6:00)

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