John Boehner will keep his gavel


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House Republicans are on track to keep their majority, Paul Kane reports: 

House Republicans were headed to a second straight victory Tuesday, ensuring the GOP retains a legislative stronghold to push a conservative agenda of fiscal austerity regardless of who won the presidency.

After Democrats and Republicans spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to define — and defend — the “tea party Congress,” House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) was poised to emerge from Tuesday’s elections with limited losses and possible gains.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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