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Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?
Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?

One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election. At the moment, the conventional wisdom is of two minds. On one hand is the concern being raised by politically endangered Democratic senators, those from conservative and mostly Southern states who are at risk of losing their elections this fall. Any move by the president, the red-state theory goes, would spark Republican opposition, and propel conservative voters to the polls in places that are already tough climbs for Democrats. The president's party is in danger of...

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