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The vote by Jeffries' fellow Democrats also marked the rise of a younger generation of leaders in the 435-member House and the end of the Nancy Pelosi era. In 2007 she became the first woman to be elected House speaker.
In a mark of how far the country has moved on the issue, the Mormon church — once a virulent opponent of legalizing same-sex marriage — came out in support of the bill.
Republicans had secured at least 211 of the 218 House seats they need for a majority, Edison Research projected late on Thursday, while Democrats had won 199.
Republican Michelle Fischbach was running for a second term in Congress. Challengers Jill Abahsain and Travis "Bull" Johnson told supporters during their campaigns that they believed Fischbach was vulnerable.
Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach is seeking her second term in a district considered a stronghold for her party. Opponents Jill Abahsain of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Travis "Bull" Johnson of the Legal Marijuana Now Party say discontent with the incumbent and their positions on issues important to the district give them a fighting chance.
Cara Mund is trying to unseat Rep. Kelly Armstrong to become North Dakota’s first female elected to the U.S. House.

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Jill Abahsain, DFL-endorsed candidate for Congress, met with supporters in New London, Minnesota, for a campaign rally last week.
Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach made a campaign stop in Willmar on Friday to urge local party members to support Republican candidates going into the election.
A review of financial disclosure forms submitted by some U.S. Representatives discovered provider names are difficult or nearly impossible to read.

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