GOP Nervous About Trends in Special House Races With all the focus on the presidential race, it's easy to forget about the elections to fill open House seats — and what they might say about the Republicans' congressional chances in November. Still, readers can't stop wondering about the contest for the White House, including the possibility of an Obama-Clinton ticket.
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GOP Nervous About Trends in Special House Races

Republicans were stunned when Democrat Richard Vander Veen won Jerry Ford's House seat in a special 1974 election. The result forecasted a disastrous year for the GOP. hide caption

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Democrats have won two GOP House seats this year. All eyes are on next week's special election in Mississippi to fill the seat vacated by now-Sen. Roger Wicker (R). hide caption

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His smashing victory in North Carolina may accelerate a movement of supers — get it? — to Obama. hide caption

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Sixty-three years ago today, famed Jersey City boss Frank Hague won his final term as mayor. hide caption

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