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Response to jonno99 (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:59 PM

9. No coat tails for Democrats in Congress and state houses

Democrats usually do better in Presidential election years, but there have been no coat tails for Democrats from the Presidential candidate since 2008. To have coat tails requires a substantial victory, which of course hasn't happened since 2008. Off year elections tend to favor the party out of power, but they really have favored the GOP lately, so we'll have to see about 2018.

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