Virginia Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin Dies at 61

Rep. Donald McEachin died Monday, following a long battle with cancer. He was 61. The Virginia Democrat had been reelected for a fourth term earlier this month.

Virginia District 4 includes the state capital, Richmond. It is a safely Democratic district. Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) will set a special election to fill the vacancy.

If there are no further changes, the partisan composition of the House for the final month of this Congress will be 219 Democrats and 213 Republicans, along with three vacancies. The open seats were all previously held by Democrats. The other two are in Florida, where Reps. Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Ted Deutch (FL-22) resigned earlier this year. 

Republicans will take control of the House January 3 - five weeks from today - having won at least 220 seats in the midterm elections. The most likely final outcome is a 222-213 GOP margin, an exact mirror of the Democratic 222-213 edge after the 2020 election.

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