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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061108/ap_on_el_ho/eln_house Democrats defeat 5 House GOP incumbents By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 22 minutes ago
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      Democrats defeat 5 House GOP incumbents

      By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer 22 minutes ago

      WASHINGTON - Pushing for House control, Democrats
      defeated five Republican congressman Tuesday while
      several other GOP incumbents struggled to fend off
      fierce challenges rooted in disenchantment with a war,
      a president and scandal on Capitol Hill.

      "We are on the brink of a great Democratic victory,"
      predicted Rep. Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting
      record), a California Democrat in line to become the
      first female House speaker if her party gains 15 seats
      to win control of the House and end the GOP's 12-year
      reign.

      In the conservative Ohio River Valley, Democrats
      ousted Reps. John Hostettler, Chris Chocola and Mike
      Sodrel in Indiana, and Anne Northup in Kentucky.
      Republican Rep. Nancy Johnson (news, bio, voting
      record) in Connecticut lost, and two of her GOP
      colleagues there, Rob Simmons and Christopher Shays,
      fought for their political lives.
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