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Southern Political Expert: Tide Turns for Democrats

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Southern Political Expert: Tide Turns for Democrats

Southern Political Expert: Tide Turns for Democrats

Southern Political Expert: Tide Turns for Democrats

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Democrats just picked up two congressional seats in special elections in Mississippi and Louisiana — areas that are usually Republican strongholds. Political scientist Merle Black of Emory University thinks Democrats will keep winning seats in the region during congressional races this fall, but adds that he doesn't think their luck will extend to the presidential election.

Host Renee Montagne talks with Black, who says the tides are turning for Democrats in the South.