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Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:

Can Democrats claw their way back to power in the House? They're counting on Trump to help.

 (Erik S. Lesser / European Pressphoto Agency)
(Erik S. Lesser / European Pressphoto Agency)

Looking at the numbers, Democrats seem to have a better chance seizing control of the Senate in 2018 than winning a majority and clawing their way back to power in the House.

Republicans hold a mere 52-48 Senate majority while outnumbering Democrats in the House by 44 seats, with five vacancies.

But elections are not about mathematics, or determined by probability.

 

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