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  •  Repubs blew the 98 midterms (3+ / 0-)

    Gingrich made an ad blitz before the 98 midterms about Lewinsky? How did that work out for him?  Let's see, the Dems posted big gains in the House & Senate & he had to resign as speaker.  Typically, the president's party takes a loss in the midterms, unless there are extraordinary circumstances (post 9/11, the Repubs did well in 02).  The beating is usually worse during the second term. (see Reagon in 86, W in 06).  The Dems picking up seats during midterms under Clinton was a feat they hadn't accomplished since FDR.

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