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GOP Women Seek to Keep Numbers From Dwindling in the House

The Wall Street Journal

By Kristina Peterson

With more than a quarter of the current 23 House Republican women leaving Congress after this year, GOP women are working to replenish their ranks in primary elections like Thursday’s crowded showdown in this Knoxville district.

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100 days: Dems have midterm edge, but it’s not historic

The Hill

By Reid Wilson

“Everything politics has taught us in the last four decades suggests you want to be the party out of the White House in a midterm when the president’s net approval is as low as it is today,” said Bruce Mehlman, a Republican lobbyist who closely tracks electoral trends.

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History argues for Democratic Senate gains

The Hill

By Reid Wilson

Senate Democrats have one enormous advantage even as they face one of the most difficult political terrains in recent memory: They are not the party that controls the White House.

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Midterm history 101

The Washington Post

By Paul Kane

In 2012, Sen. Sherrod Brown faced more than $24 million in ads from conservative groups opposing his first reelection. Six years later, the Democrat has been forgotten as outside groups have almost entirely abandoned the Ohio airwaves, vastly improving his chances to win a third term in November.

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Wave Watch: Surge Indicators for Dems

Axios

By Mike Allen

A series of measures of the national mood, especially presidential and congressional approval, are similar to past wave elections, pointing to a potential bonanza for Dems, lobbyist Bruce Mehlman points out in a new presentation.

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