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Democrats’ steep uphill road to recapture House

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Can Democrats gain the 17 seats they need to win control of the House in 2014? Maybe, but the numbers look forbidding. Remember that while Barack Obama was reelected with 332 electoral votes he carried only 209 of the 435 congressional districts. Mitt Romney carried 226. Only 17 Republicans were elected in districts carried by Obama; 9 Democrats were elected in districts carried by Romney. It...

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