Democrats Will Dominate Congress, Statehouses

Democrats Win By Two-to-One In the House

The Democratic Party won an over-whelming victory yesterday in the elections to the House of Representatives.

Winning what appears to be 296 of the 435 House seats, the Democrats will have over a two-thirds majority and the first "veto-proof" House since the Johnson landslide of 1964.


Apparently all the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee retained their seats and half the Republican members of the Committee who voted against the impeachment, were defeated.

Representatives Charles W. Sandman Jr. (R.-N.J.), Joseph J. Maraziti (R.-N.J.), Wylie Mayne '38 (R.-Iowa) and David W. Dennis (R.-Ind.), all against impeachment, lost their seats in yesterday's election. Rep. Harold V. Froelich (R.-Wisc.), a "swing vote" in the Judiciary Committee hearings who finally voted for impeachment, also lost his seat.


The four Republicans who supported Nixon by voting against impeachment and were returned to their seats in the House were Representatives C. Trent Lott (Miss.), Delbert L. Latta (Ohio), Edward Hutchinson (Mich.) and Charles E. Wiggins (Calif.).

All Democratic incumbents in the House will retain their seats in the new Congress.

Ford District

In President Ford's district in Michigan, Democrat Richard Vander Veen defeated Republican Paul Goebels Jr. for Ford's old seat. Ford gave his personal support to Goebels in the election.

Despite the bad publicity from the "Tidal Basin" incident, Wilbur D. Mills (D.-Ark.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Sommittee, won a narrow victory over Republican Judy Petty, returning to Congress for his 19th term.

In New York, Elizabeth Holzman '62 (D.) easily retained her congressional position. The race in New York between former Congressman Allard Lowenstein (D.) and John W. Wylder (R.), returned Wylder to his seat by a small margin.

The House minority leader John J. Rhodes (R.-Ariz.) appeared at press time to be winning by a small margin in his effort to keep his seat and leadership of the Republicans in the House.


Of the 16 women in the 93rd Congress, 12 ran for office again in yesterday's election and won. Five other women also won, bringing the total of women in the new Congress to 17.

The new Congress is expected to oppose wage-price control, favor defense cuts in the Federal budget over domestic cutsand favor health insurance, which the 93rd Congress did not.