This has been a tumultuous election season, but the Republican advantage has been tamed somewhat from where it was a month ago. Democrats have largely abandoned running on the president’s record and the tired refrain of attacking former President Bush. Rather, they’ve begun to focus their energies on the personalities and flaws of their opponents, several of whom rode reactionary waves into contention outside the traditional vetting process. Republicans should still achieve a majority in the House, while the Senate looks to be a much closer contest.
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