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  •  Okay, I'm dumb. (2+ / 0-)
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    JamieG from Md, ColoTim

    I knew the 17 number and divided it by 2. So, I looked it up before I appeared any more stupid. The House presently has 200 Dems and 232 Repukes. There are 3 vacancies: Tim Scott (R-SC), JoAnn Emerson (R-MO), and Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). Assuming those vacant seats are filled by someone of the existing party (that's probably a good guess), the division would then be 201 Dems and 234 Repukes. Which brings us back to your figure: We need 17 to take back the House.

    Thank you for the face palm.

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