Monday, October 1, 2007
The U.S. House election, 1978 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1978 which occurred in the middle of President Jimmy Carter's term. The country was going through an energy crisis and was still suffering from rapid inflation and as in many midterm elections, the President's Democratic Party lost seats to the opposition Republican Party, in this case a net of 15, but the Democrats still retained a rather large majority.
Notable freshmen included future Vice President Dick Cheney (R-Wy.), future Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), and future Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.).
Future president George W. Bush was the Republican nominee for a seat in Texas, but lost.
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