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GOP captures captures House seats in Ind, Fla, Va

GOP captures captures House seats in Ind, Fla, Va

November 2nd, 2010 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have captured six Democratic seats as they press to regain control of the House.

Democrats seized a Delaware seat formerly held by Republicans, but nationwide the GOP was leading for two dozen Democratic-held seats.

In conservative southside Virginia, Republican state Sen. Robert Hurt defeated freshman Democrat Rep. Tom Perriello, for whom President Barack Obama campaigned last Friday. In rural Virginia, Morgan Griffith ousted Democrat Rick Boucher, who held the seat since 1982.

In an Orlando, Fla., district, outspoken freshman Rep. Alan Grayson was beaten by Republican Daniel Webster. Republican Sandy Adams defeated Democratic Rep. Suzanne Kosmas in central Florida.

In Indiana, Republican Larry Bucshon (BOO'-shon) has won a seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth, and Marine Corps veteran Todd Young defeated Democratic Rep. Baron Hill.