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Midterm mania (yes, still)

Top aides at the Democratic and GOP congressional campaign committees tell First Read that they expect all of the candidates currently leading in the remaining undecided races to hang on and win, although Democratic spokesperson Bill Burton says to still keep an eye on the recounts between Vern Buchanan and Christine Jennings in Florida and between Deborah Pryce and Mary Jo Kilroy in Ohio. 

If that holds true, that will mean that Democrats will hold a 232-202 advantage in the House.  The remaining race that could possibly switch hands is the upcoming runoff in Texas between incumbent Henry Bonilla (R) and former Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D), and House GOP campaign committee spokesperson Carl Forti expects Bonilla to prevail (even though his district isn't as GOP-friendly as it used to be).  "He showed his strength by getting 49%" -- just short of the majority he needed to avoid a runoff.

And Rep. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (R) is getting her 15 minutes of fame as she embarks on her roughly two-month tenure as former Rep. Tom DeLay's replacement -- but only until January, when Democrat Nick Lampson will take over.  She's profiled today in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.