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Monday, November 07, 2005
Dems should look to '74, not '94
Mark Schmitt writes in American Prospect that Democrats should too much try to duplicate Newt Gingrich's 1994 revolution in 2006. Mainly because in '94 there were 53 districts that voted Republican for President in '92 but had a Democratic congressman. Gingrich was able to nationalize the local elections and toss out most of those Democrats.

In '06, however, there are only 18 congressional districts that voted for Kerry in '04 but have a Republican congressman.

So, Schmitt argues, Dems should look to '74, when 75 new Democratic reps swept into Washington, based on excellent recruiting and Tip O'Neal's storied local politics.
posted by CB @ 5:33 PM  
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