With Representative-elect Julia Letlow — a Republican in Louisiana — due to be sworn in to the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning, the Democrat Party’s majority has shrunk to just a few seats. The Democrats currently have just 218 seats to the Republican Party’s 212.
Julia Letlow won a special election in March to fill the seat which was originally won by her late-husband Luke Letlow, who passed away from COVID-19 in December before he was sworn in.
“[Letlow] took 62 percent of the vote in the 12-way race, a commanding victory that cleared the majority threshold needed to avoid a runoff. Her election brings the number of Republican women in Congress to 31 — a stunning turnaround from the end of last cycle, when there were just 13,” reported Politico in March...
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