United States elections, 1958

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The 1958 United States midterm elections were held on November 4, 1958. Incumbent President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Republican Party suffered large losses. They lost 48 seats to the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, and also lost thirteen seats in the U.S. Senate to the Democrats.[1] This marked the first time that the Six-year itch occurred during a Republican presidency since Ulysses S. Grant, 84 years prior, in 1874.

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  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1958" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 27 December 2011.