U.S. At War: Lost Majority

Illinois' 19th District chose an unopposed Republican, Attorney Rolla C. McMillen of Decatur, to fill a Congressional vacancy last week. As a result, for the first time since 1931, the Democrats now lack an actual majority in the House. The 435 seats are split almost 50-50: Democrats (216), Republicans (212), American-Laborite (1), Farmer-Laborite (1), Progressives (2), and three vacancies.


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