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December 07, 2012


History Favors GOP Comeback in 2014

Charlie Cook: "The 2014 vote is what's known as a 'six-year itch' election, with the party holding the White House usually losing a substantial number of House and Senate seats in the sixth year of its tenure. There are a variety of reasons, but at that midway point in a party's second four years in the White House, the 'in' party tends to lose energy and focus. Party leaders run out of ideas, and the "first team" in terms of personnel--the people who were there when the president took office--have often bailed out, and the second or third team is sometimes not as good. Voters tend to grow weary and to look for something different."












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