Photo below of majority of incoming Congressional Freshmen, courtesy of C-span. Info on all the Freshmen can be found here.
The 112th Congress will be the last Congress before re-apportionment from the 2010 Census. According to the map below some states gained Congressional seats, some lost seats but most stayed the same.
Texas gained the most seats, 4; Florida gained 2 seats while Ohio and New York lost 2 seats each. Pennsylvania lost one seat and two possibilities are out there at this point for the 2012 election, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Pennsylvania political sources say GOP leaders are likely to push two Western Pennsylvania Democrats – incumbents Jason Altmire and Mark Critz – into the same House district. The pair would then have to fight it out in a 2012 Democratic primary.
The other possibility is in Bucks County, ironically or not, the site of a massive investigation of voter fraud allegedly perpetrated by the Dems in Election 2010:
There is talk that the GOP may also move to protect Bucks County’s Republican congressman-elect, Mike Fitzpatrick, by rejiggering district lines. Some Philadelphia voters now within the borders of his Bucks-centered district may be moved to U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s district.
Here the list of the 112th Congress, both House and Senate. Joe Miller in Alaska who ran against incumbent Murkowski has until Monday, Dec. 27 after an Alaska Supreme Court decision last week to make his case that he should indeed be the new senator from Alaska but it certainly doesn’t look good for him. Below the reader can see the political party make-up of the 112th Congress. The Republicans had a gain of 5 seats in the Senate, assuming Murkowski stays: 51 Democrats, 2 Independents and 47 Republicans. Below is the House make-up: Republicans had a net gain in the House of 63 seats for a total of 242 while the Democrats have 193 seats, and it is presumed just as a formality, the former Minority House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will become the new Speaker of the House. Former Minority Whip Eric Cantor will become the House Majority Leader and Kevin McCarthy will become the Majority Whip. At the writing of this post 2 US House seats still are undecided: one in New York and one in California:
In the 1st Congressional District that covers the eastern end of Long Island, four-term Democratic Representative Tim Bishop and Republican challenger Randy Altschuler remain in a close race in which the lead has changed periodically as the vote count continues. [snip] The other undecided House race in this year’s vote is in California, where two-term Democratic Representative Jerry McNerney is narrowly ahead as election officials tabulate remaining ballots.
FYI incoming Freshmen will need to change their twitter handles and email contacts when they are sworn into office and most campaign contact information is no longer accurate.
Crossposted at Procinct.net