Gerow: Nov. 6 will be a red-letter day in purple Pa. | PennLive

Twenty-three is still the magic number. That's how many seats the Democrats need to flip in order to take control of the House of Representatives in January.

History is certainly on their side. Through the past century and a half, the party that held the White House has typically lost more than 30 seats in the first mid-term election. That's obviously enough to get the Democrats into the majority in and of itself.

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Sept. 23, 2018, Face the State, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry

Congressman Scott Perry begins this week's "Face the State" discussing the National Flood Insurance Program in the wake of Hurricane Florence. They also discuss the growth of drones and related security concerns. Related, he discusses the hundreds of bills the House has sent to the Senate that are awaiting action. Immigration, health care, campaign finance reform, and more. 

Read the latest news from Congressman Perry at and follow him on Twitter at @RepScottPerry.

Sept. 16, 2018, Face the State, Rep. Frank Dermody

State Representative Frank Dermody, PA House Democratic Leader, is this week's "Face the State" guest. Representative Dermody discusses the statute of limitations legislation resulting from the Attorney General's report on sexual abuse, the possibility of a Constitutional Convention, campaign finance reform and more.  

Read the latest news from Rep. Dermody at and follow him on Twitter at @RepFrankDermody.