Dems see chance for payback in 2012 Staff
Posted: Jun 06, 2011 3:21 PM
Dems see chance for payback in 2012
Six months ago, one thing seemed certain about the 2012 election: While the White House and the Senate might be up for grabs, the House surely wouldn’t.

The new Republican majority seemed too big to erase in a single night. And the upcoming round of redistricting was poised to lock in recent GOP gains — and probably expand them.

That was then.

Now, thanks to the outcome of a May special election, resistance to the Republican-led plan to overhaul Medicare and the growing sense that new congressional maps aren’t going to produce a GOP windfall, an idea only dead-ender Democrats clung to is starting to gain currency: The House might be in play next year after all.

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