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The Suburbs Could Produce a Republican Majority in Congress

Rumble in the cul-de-sacs

12:00 AM, Apr 22, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
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Evidence at the district level supports these conclusions. Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania now feature at least three competitive suburban races currently held by Democrats in each state.  Others like Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and Virginia each also include two competitive suburban districts per state now held by Democrats.       

Democrats won a lot of political rumbles in previously held Republican cul-de-sacs in 2006 and 2008, securing their current congressional majorities. Taking a number of these seats back in 2010 could serve as the foundation for a GOP majority in the House this November.

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