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To win control of the House, Democrats will have to stop fighting one another

To win control of the House, Democrats will have to stop fighting one another

After strong showings in two special elections for congressional seats, Democrats are beginning to believe they have a real shot at winning control of the House of Representatives next year. But if they hope to succeed, they’re going to have to stop fighting one another.

The first straw in the wind came in Kansas, where a virtually unknown Democrat came within a few percentage points of winning the House seat that Mike Pompeo, now President Trump’s CIA director, won by 32 points only six months ago.

“That threw a scare into us,” a top Republican strategist in Washington confessed. “Even in conservative districts, there’s a backlash against Trump.”

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