-- Republicans have strengthened their majority control of the House of Representatives. Now, the only question remaining is how big that majority will grow.
As of 12:30 a.m. ET, ABC News had projected that Republicans had won 239 seats in the House to 180 for Democrats, which already gives the GOP a stronger hold than they had in the previous Congress, when they had a 34-seat majority. ABC News projected that by the time the night is over, Republicans will have gained between 14 and 18 seats in the House.
After voting in West Chester, Ohio, this morning, Boehner told reporters he feels good about the GOP's chances to not only add to his majority, but also pick up the Senate majority.
"We've listened to the American people," Boehner said. "We've kept our focus on the economy and jobs non-stop. I think the voters in America today are going to send a very clear message to the president and Democrats in Washington that the American people want us to focus on their priorities, not Washington's priorities."
Although some conservative candidates have been reluctant to publicly declare whether they would vote to elect Boehner as House speaker, his hold on the leadership post should grow today after spending the past three months campaigning across the country, winning over the favor of many grateful Republicans.
Republicans in the 80th Congress held 246 seats during President Harry Truman's administration, but if the GOP can pick up 13 or more seats, President Obama will face the largest class of House Republicans since the 71st Congress was sworn in January 1929, when the GOP had 270 seats, during the Hoover administration.
ABC News will be keeping track of the balance of power in the House of Representatives and the results of key Congressional races throughout the evening. Check back for updates.