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November 26, 2012


House Democrats Face Tough Odds in 2014

"Nancy Pelosi decided to take one more crack at winning back the House, but a big obstacle stands between the Democratic leader and the speaker's gavel in 2014: the six-year itch," Politico reports.

"Pelosi's party will be swimming against the riptide of history. The party controlling the White House during a president's sixth year in office has lost seats in every midterm election but one since 1918, when Woodrow Wilson occupied the Oval Office. And the setbacks typically aren't small: The average loss in these elections was 30 seats. The exception was 1998, when a soaring economy and Republicans' focus on President Bill Clinton's affair helped Democrats buck the trend and pick up a handful of seats."












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