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Democrats and the Midterm Elections

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Democrats and the Midterm Elections

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Democrats and the Midterm Elections

Democrats and the Midterm Elections

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Results of a tight Democratic primary reveal that State Treasurer Phil Angelides will face Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this fall. What are the prospects for that race? And on the national level, can Democrats regain control of Congress in 2006?

Guests:

Ken Rudin, NPR political editor; author of the NPR.org column "Political Junkie"

Andy Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Matt Bai, writes about national politics for The New York Times Magazine; writing a book, due out next year, about the new wave of Democratic politics

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