Even before the stunning upset last week in the Massachusetts Senate special election, Republicans were poised to do well this fall.
History says so: In almost every midterm election since the Civil War, the party that lost the previous presidential election made gains in the congressional balloting. Republican Scott Brown’s victory in the race to replace the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) simply put an exclamation point on the historical reality.
Right now, even with huge majorities in the House and Senate and control of the White House, Democrats appear to be in political free-fall. Can they reverse the trend in nine months?
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