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  •  Actually, only 16 years by 2014 (8+ / 0-)

    Dems did make a 5-seat net gain in 1998, Clinton's sixth year.  Not that we should expect a gain in 2014, but by no means is a big loss a given.  In fact, given large first midterm losses it's unlikely a second midterm loss will be anywhere near as bad (see 1994 and 1998 or, in the House, 1982 and 1986.)

    37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

    by Mike in MD on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:24:55 PM PST

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    •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

      it's very unlikely we'll have massive losses in the house because there are barely many Dems left in unfriendly territory to begin with.

      24, gay Atari Democrat CA-41

      by lordpet8 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 03:16:51 PM PST

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