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July 17, 2014


The GOP's Hidden Barrier to a Senate Majority

Kyle Kondik: "If Republicans are to win the Senate, they probably are going to have to do something they haven't done since 1980: beat more than two Democratic Senate incumbents in November."

"In that Reagan Revolution election -- one of the best for the Republican Party in its entire history -- the GOP flipped 12 seats held by a Democratic incumbent who sought another term... Incredibly, in the 16 Senate elections since then, the Republicans have flipped only 12 Democratic Senate seats where the incumbent was running again: It's taken them three decades worth of elections to match the achievement of that single 1980 effort."












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