Once unthinkable, Democrats now see narrow path to keeping the House

Once Unthinkable, Democrats Now See Narrow Path To Keeping The House - 5Wvewgqcf4I63C7Lfnheqgyvaa

While Democrats acknowledge they still face major hurdles, there has been an unmistakable mood shift, according to interviews with candidates, strategists and officials

Updated August 27, 2022 at 7:39 p.m. EDT|Published August 27, 2022 at 7:01 p.m. EDT

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Democrats are voicing growing confidence about limiting losses in the House and potentially even salvaging their majority in the midterm elections, with candidates and allied groups making moves to capitalize on a backlash to abortion restrictions, signs of improvements in the economy and opposition to Donald Trump.

After months of gloomy predictions, Democrats are investing anew in flipping Republican seats. They are also directing more money to protect a roster of their own endangered incumbents — a list party officials said noticeably shrank since the spring. And they are…

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This article was written by Annie Linskey and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com