Democrats gain 2 more seats in Northeast

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Tammy Duckworth, the Democratic nominee for the Illinois' 8th congressional district of the United States House of Representatives greets fellow veteran Octavia Mitchell in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Duckworth, an Iraq War Veteran, served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and suffered severe combat wounds, losing both of her legs. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have picked up a couple more seats from Republicans in the Northeast as Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire and Sean Patrick Maloney in New York defeated Republicans serving their first term in office.

Shea-Porter defeated Rep. Frank Guinta in a rematch of their contest two years ago. The victory means that both New Hampshire seats went to the Democrats on Tuesday.

Maloney, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, defeated Rep. Nan Hayworth, who was a political newcomer when she unseated a two-term Democrat in the state's Hudson Valley.

Overall, however, Republicans regained control of the House.