THE HOUSE: The Year of the Incumbent

WHEN the 91st Congress convenes, it will seem like old home week in the House. In one of the most extraordinary elections on record, Americans voted with only a handful of exceptions to return incumbents to Washington. Far from making the net gain of 30 seats that they needed to control the House, the Republicans had gained only four, with a few races still undecided. The most likely party lineup was 245 Democrats and 187 Republicans—almost the same as that of the 90th Congress.

Among the Turnovers....

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