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View Diary: Democratic chances of holding the Senate improve. Dramatically. (139 comments)

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  •  What about taking back the house? (3+ / 0-)

    What are our chances.  I am thinking that the people are getting a taste of the crazy right and don't like them.

    •  Less than even (1+ / 0-)
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      The issue is that Republicans have been able to secure many of their incumbents via gerrymandering, such that the median district is only 51% Obama, while the nation as a whole is 53% Obama. Also, this doesn't look to be much of a wave year, so incumbents have a big advantage. Thankfully, we just improved our odds drastically in a suburban Detroit district when Team Red nominated a CT-peddling reindeer farmer.

      Male, 22, -4.75/-6.92, born and raised TN-05, now WI-02, remorseless supporter of Walker's recall. Pocan for Congress and Baldwin for Senate!

      by fearlessfred14 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 03:09:40 PM PDT

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    •  If the 2002-2010 map were still in effect (1+ / 0-)
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      I think the Dems would have had a good shot at taking back the House.  But thanks to largely GOP-favorable redistricting, the CW seems to be that we're looking at about 10 to 15 pickups instead.

      Still, if we can narrow the gap and depose the odious Joe Walsh and Allen West (along with re-electing Obama and retaining control of the Senate, of course!), I'll be a happy Dem.

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