Pro-Gun Lawmakers Keep Senate, House Majorities

posted on November 9, 2016

In a night that saw Republican Donald Trump shock Hillary Clinton in a hotly contested battle for the White House, American voters further shunned gun-control advocates by voting to maintain a pro-gun majority in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. 

Several NRA-backed candidates were victorious in the U.S. Senate race, sealing a razor-thin pro-gun majority there. Key victories were won by Sen. Richard Burr in North Carolina, Todd Young in Indiana, Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida, Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio, Sen. Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Sen. Roy Blunt in Missouri. 

Pro-gun candidates also had a great showing in the U.S. House of Representatives, ensuring a pro-gun majority in that chamber. Needing 218 votes to keep that majority, Republicans held 234 seats at the time of this writing.

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