Democrats seize control of House
Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 17:57 GMT
Democrats have won control of the US House of Representatives in mid-term polls, and
are one seat away from gaining a majority in the Senate.
The Democrats won the Senate seat in inquiries into the handling of Iraq, and
Montana after a delayed neck-and-neck could lead to significant changes on
vote count was completed. domestic issues like ______________ and
The race now hangs on Virginia, where a health care.
________ would give the Democrats the President George W Bush has telephoned
six seats needed for a majority. several top Congressional Democrats to
And US media are quoting Republican offer his_______________________.
officials as saying Defense Secretary House Democratic leader said the Bush
Donald Rumsfeld is stepping________. administration's "stay the course" policy in
In Tuesday's poll, Democrats Iraq was not working. "We cannot
comfortably gained the 15 seats needed to continue down this catastrophic path," she
wrest power from the Republicans in the said.
lower chamber. Governors
Correspondents say Democratic gains Voters were also choosing governors in
reflect _________ discontent over Iraq, 36 states.
government corruption and the economy. Democrat Deval Patrick is set to become
In Virginia, the Democrats have claimed the first black governor of Massachusetts,
victory with a lead of about while Arnold Schwarzenegger has won a
8,000__________, but the Republicans are second ________ as California governor.
thought likely to demand a recount. And in one of a series of state
The results give the Democrats control of referendums, voters in South Dakota have
the House of Representatives for the first overturned a near-total ban on abortions
time in 12 years. __________ by the state legislature earlier
With projected ______________ still this year.
coming through, the Democrats had gained In Virginia, election officials told ABC
27 House seats from the Republicans. News the FBI was
Analysts say control of the House will __________________claims of voter
allow Democrats to choose to launch intimidation.
congratulations passed term win
down results voter
investigating taxation votes