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Politico: House Democrats face uphill slog in 2014

by Lisa Mathias

Sunday’s Politico featured a story on the battle for Democrats to win majority of the House, and for Republicans to keep it. Citing historical trends in congressional elections, Alex Isenstadt turned to David Winston for some insight, citing Winston’s experience being the top aide to then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich:

“Just because there is a six-year itch doesn’t mean it will happen,” said Winston, who now advises House Speaker John Boehner. “You go back to 1998, there were some Republicans who thought they were going to gain 20 to 30 seats, and they ended up losing five or six.”

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