FILE - In this June 25, 2003 file photo, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. is seen in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Republicans romped last November, gaining 63 House seats to secure the ... more 
FILE - In this June 25, 2003 file photo, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. is seen in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Republicans romped last November, gaining 63 House seats to secure the majority, winning 11 governorships in places such as Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania and seizing control of most state legislative seats they've had since 1928. The GOP is capitalizing on its across-the-board control in 26 states, governor plus legislature, in the census-based drawing of a new political map that will be a decisive factor in the 2012 elections and beyond. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh, File) less 
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