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Sat Feb 18, 2017, 12:23 PM Feb 2017

Democrats cant cherry-pick their way to a 24-seat gain

There's some heavy lifting to be done

Both parties haven’t wasted any time unveiling their House target lists for next year’s midterm elections, and a few states have emerged as early battlegrounds.

At the end of January, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released an ambitious list of 59 Republican-held districts, followed by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s ambitious list of 36 Democratic-held districts just more than a week later.

More than one-third of the targeted House races sit in five states: California, Florida, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania.
After Democrats expanded their majority in the 2008 elections, they held a 90-51 majority in districts in those five states. After the 2016 elections, the Democratic advantage in those states has slipped from 39 seats to 17 seats (78 Democrats to 61 Republicans).

Democrats can’t cherry-pick their way to a 24-seat gain to retake the majority in 2016. Since the electoral landscape has shifted, a new Democratic majority doesn’t need to look exactly the same, geographically. But the party still needs pick up handfuls in at least a few states.

- See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/gonzales/fight-for-the-house-centers-on-five-states#sthash.XSKAk5Fu.dpuf
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Democrats cant cherry-pick their way to a 24-seat gain (Original Post) pscot Feb 2017 OP
It is confusing the way they mixed in democrats. femmocrat Feb 2017 #1


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1. It is confusing the way they mixed in democrats.
Sat Feb 18, 2017, 12:25 PM
Feb 2017
I guess this is ALL the targeted districts?

Dems should target Rothfus in PA. He has been MIA lately when constituents try to contact him.
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