OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN: Five House races have yet to be called

Murphy has 50.3 percent of the vote — a 1,907-ballot lead that puts him ahead by nearly .6 percentage points, just outside the .5 percent threshold that would force a recount, according to Florida election law.

Four other House races remain outstanding:

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Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) led Republican Martha McSally in Arizona's 2nd District as of Monday afternoon, but by a little more than 700 votes, with a handful of provisional and absentee ballots yet to be counted.

In California's 7th District, Democrat Ami Bera is ahead of Rep. Dan Lungren by nearly 1,700 votes, but neither candidate has declared victory. In the state's 52nd District, Democrat Scott Peters leads Rep. Brian Bilbray by just over 1,300 votes.

And in North Carolina, Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) leads his Republican challenger David Rouzer by 420 votes, as of Monday afternoon.

Check out more from the West-Murphy race in Tuesday’s edition of The Hill.


TOMORROW’S AGENDA TODAY: President Obama will spend Tuesday attending meetings at the White House.

The House reconvenes for legislative business, with first votes predicted for 6:30 p.m.

The Senate is in session at 2 p.m.


TWEET OF THE DAY: “I was born that way. RT @David_Linden: How long have you been bald?” — Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker


QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The president was elected on the basis that he was not Romney and that Romney was a poopy-head and you should vote against Romney," — Grover Norquist on CBS’s “This Morning”


BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) should address his constituents and explain whether he'll be able to work as a member of the House next year.

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Vernon Parker in Arizona's 9th District and, with her win, she becomes the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress.

Candidates in close House races that have yet to be called are pleading with their donors for help as they lawyer up for possible recounts and court challenges. 


SENATE SHOWDOWN:

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) won't compete with incoming Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for a spot on the Senate Banking Committee.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) tweeted Monday that she got eight hours of sleep for the first time in 18 months.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won't reveal her plans for the future before meeting with the Democrats in her caucus on Wednesday, she announced over the weekend.

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is floating the idea of running for his old post again.


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