Dems Trying to Make 2010 Like 2008

By Christopher Beam, Slate - April 27, 2010

The year 2008 worked out pretty well for Democrats: 21 House seats, eight Senate seats, and one president. Devising a strategy for 2010 has therefore been relatively simple: Let's see that again!

Not exactly that, of course. Midterm elections aren't like other elections. The president's not on the ballot, for one thing. They're also smaller and more fractured, and they usually don't work out well for the party in power. Democrats have therefore devised a strategy that seems geared to recreate 2008 under 2010 conditions:


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