United States elections, 1950

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The 1950 United States midterm elections were held on November 7, 1950. Incumbent President of the United States Harry Truman and the Democratic Party lost twenty-eight seats to the Republican Party in the House of Representatives. The Democrats also lost five seats in the U.S. Senate to the Republicans.[1] But like his predecessor Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, Truman and the Democratic party managed to maintain control of both houses, defying the Six-year itch phenomenon for the second time in a row.

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  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1950" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 27 December 2011.