Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (Getty Images)
Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
The U.S. House of Representatives will stay in Republican control, ensuring Speaker John Boehner another term as the top leader.
The big question: How many seats will Democrats take away from Republicans, who had a 242-193 voting edge going into Election Day.
Democrats needed 25 seats to put the speaker's gavel back into Rep. Nancy Pelosi's hands.
About 60 to 70 of the 435 House seats were in play. While there are fewer competitive districts and Republicans controlled redistricting in many states, history wasn't on Democrats' side. The House hasn't changed majority control in presidential election year since 1952.
USA TODAY's Fredreka Schouten will have more about the battle for power in the House online and in Wednesday's editions.