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The Other 2012 Fight: Who Gets the House?

When Republicans picked up 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm elections, they didn't just wipe out the previous Democratic majority. They pulled off the largest congressional sweep since 1948. "It was a message from voters, that they were rejecting the big-government agenda pursued by Democrats in Washington during the first two years of Obama's presidency," said Paul Lindsay, communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, citing the $831 billion stimulus bill and health care reform as failed polices spurned by the nation.
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Bad News for Incumbents, Self-Financing Candidates in Most Expensive Midterm Election in U.S. History

Politics / US Politics : Open Secrets (4 years ago)

The priciest midterm election in U.S. history saw a Republican tide sweep numerous Democrats out of office, as voters anxious about the state of the economy ousted more House incumbents from office than any time since 1948. While se... Read Post

GOP May Have Advantage As Voter Participation Sinks

Politics / US Politics : Washington Wire (yesterday)

With voter turnout in midterm elections on track to be at a record low, a new report finds that Republicans may have an advantage come November. Since 2010, the percentage of eligible citizens who voted Democratic has declined by ne... Read Post

Obama Warns Democrats to Avoid Repeat of 2010 Midterm Elections

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (3 hours ago)

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