U.S. Elections 2012: GOP Increases Majority in the House of Representatives, Democrats Retain Senate

It is projected that the Republicans will increase their majority in the House of Representatives to 211 (R) – 155 (D). The Democrats will remain in control of the U.S. Senate and notably reclaimed the senate seat in Massachusetts vacated by Ted Kennedy upon his death and won by Republican Scott Brown during a special election to fill the seat. The GOP failed to capture the Missouri seat of Claire McCaskill after controversial remarks by Todd Akin nearly derailed his campaign.