WASHINGTON -- Republicans will maintain majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, CNN projected Tuesday night as votes were still being tallied for a number of races.
While the GOP keeps control, a number of moderates on both sides lost, which is likely to make the House even more polarized.
For example, Rep. Larry Kissell, a moderate North Carolina Democrat, lost his bid for reelection, as did Reps. Charlie Bass, R-New Hampshire, and "Bob" Dold Jr., R-Illinois.
Some of the tea party-backed GOP freshmen who had helped their party secure control two years ago were given the heave-ho Tuesday by voters. They include Reps. Joe Walsh and Bobby Shilling of Illinois, Anne Marie Buerkle and Nan Hayworth of New York and Francisco Canseco of Texas.
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