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“It’s going to be awhile,” wrote The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza recently, summarizing Democrats’ chances of obtaining a majority in the House.
But Democrats may not need years to dig out from their minority hole … if they are willing to surrender the White House in 2016.
Cillizza, a former Roll Call politics reporter, lays out a plausible, multi-cycle path to the majority for Democrats:
“[D]emocrats would do well to see their fight to retake the House as a three-election mission. Narrow the Republican majority in 2016. Go absolutely all out at the state legislative and gubernatorial level in 2018 to win in the places where the lines will be drawn in 2021. Try to further narrow the margin in 2020. And hope 2022 is a midterm election that goes your way in terms of national dynamics.”
But that road will be complicated if Democrats hold the White House in 2016. Full story