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U.S. House: Republicans Beat Midterm Jinx and Gain Seats

Tuesday, 05 November 2002 12:00 AM

1:13 a.m. EST Tuesday: Bucking historical trends, the GOP will actually gain seats in the House of Representatives, Fox News reported.

All 435 seats are up for grabs. The GOP now has a 223-208 edge.

Some of the most closely watched races: Democrat former Clinton official Chris Van Hollen has won Maryland's 8th District from nine-term liberal GOP Rep. Connie Morella. In Connecticut's remapped 5th District, GOP Rep. Nancy Johnson was leading Democrat Rep. Jim Maloney.

10 p.m. EST Tuesday: GOP businessman Chris Chocola, supported by President Bush, won the open 2nd District seat, previously held by a Democrat, in a bitter, closely-watched race against Democrat Jill Long Thompson, a former congresswoman and former Clinton agriculture official.

"Southern Indiana's 8th District, which earned the nickname 'Bloody Eighth' because some of the state's most contentious elections have taken place there in the past, appeared to be unusually quiet this year. Democrat Bryan Hartke, a little-known engineer from Newburgh, was projected to have lost to incumbent John Hostettler, a Republican," Fox News reported.

In Mississippi, Republican Rep. Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr. defeated Democrat Rep. Ronnie Shows, Fox reported.

In New Hampshire's 1st District, Republican state Rep. Jeb Bradley edged Democrat state Rep. Martha Fuller Clark.

9:15 p.m. EST Tuesday: Former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, hated by Democrats for not letting Al Gore steal the presidential election, will represent the 13th congressional district, according to FNC.

8:14 p.m. EST Tuesday: Republican Rep. Ann Northup has won a tight race in the 3rd District, Fox News Channel reported.

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