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Bachmann Re-Elected

Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann appears to have won another term representing Minnesota's 6th Congressional district. Bachmann seemed very safe in her seat until she earned recent bad publicity for telling MSNBC's Chris Matthews that she suspected Barack Obama and some other Congressional Demcrats hold "anti-American" views.

She defeats the amazingly named Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg, who will be sorely missed by the participants in NPR's political podcast.

As of 1:56 am EST, Democrats have picked up 5 Senate seats and gained a net of 14 House seats (winning 17 and losing 3).

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