GOP hasn't held this many Congressional and Gubernatorial seats since the 1920s

Aaron Blake --- Washington Post 

Following Saturday's runoff in Louisiana, we are about to close the books on the 2014 election, once and for all. Only one major race remains: The recount in Arizona's 2nd congressional district between Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) and Republican Martha McSally.

But with Rep. Bill Cassidy's (R-La.) defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) on Saturday, we now have a more conclusive look at where the GOP stands. And you could make a pretty compelling case that, in the states (i.e. not the presidency), Republicans are more powerful than at any point since the the start of the Great Depression.

To wit:


Republicans will control at least 246 out of 435 seats. That's tied for the most since the 1929-30 Congress (the GOP also had 246 seats in 1947-481948-49). And if McSally wins -- she currently leads -- it will be the single biggest GOP majority since the onset of the Depression.

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