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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