Monday, April 08, 2013

Painting the House Blue Again

“Democrats have identified 52 possible districts where they could flip a seat, many in suburban areas where party officials hope to attract candidates who can break free from traditional partisan labels. … Democrats did well last year, but fell 17 seats short of the majority in the House. And only once in the past 60 years has the president’s party gained seats at the halfway point of his second term. … Rothenberg Political Report rates only 50 total seats as competitive, split evenly between the two sides. Republicans … need to win just nine of the 50 battleground seats to secure the majority.”

More here.

(Photo by me, from the Washington State Democratic Convention, 2008)

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