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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Midterm elections: 5 seats still to be claimed

Republicans gained at least 61 House seats in the Nov. 2 election, but they are positioned to win more. While Democratic incumbents hold leads in three of the five still-contested races, they trail in two others.

Here is POLITICO's list of House undecided races:

Democrats Trailing

New York 25th District

With Wayne County finalizing its tally of absentee ballots Sunday, Republican Ann Marie Buerkle’s lead over Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei has expanded to 567 votes. Yet to be counted: over 200 challenged ballots.

Texas 27th District

Republican Blake Farenthold continues to hold a 792-vote lead over Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz. Local election officials are expected to continue their manual recount of ballots cast in Cameron County on Monday.

Democrats Leading

New York 1st District

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