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The only recent example of the president’s party gaining House seats in a midterm election came in 2002, after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

It has been longer, 42 years, since a Democratic president escaped his first midterm election without losing control of Congress.

With the 2022 midterms on the horizon, Democrats want to replicate their success in other states — particularly North Carolina, another Southern Sunbelt state with an open Senate seat in the next midterm cycle.

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For all that said, the tendency of the opposition party to regain ground at the midterms is very strong.

For instance, the GOP agenda in 2017 and 2018, trying to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes for corporations, was fairly unpopular with Republican voters, but those voters still overwhelmingly backed GOP candidates in the 2018 midterms.

The 2014 midterm elections are just months behind us, but already Flake feels the pressure of the 2016 presidential elections.

Why else would $4 billion have been spent on the midterm election?

With the midterm elections safely in the rearview mirror, Obama is on legacy patrol.

In 1994 and in 2010 the GOP turned in strong midterm performances, and then saw Clinton and Obama win reelection.

They have one big problem: Republican midterm gains had more to do with a sagging Democrat brand than an attractive GOP platform.

It had taken him until his senior midterm vacation to wangle an invitation to the dome-house on Luna.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to midterm, such as: assessment, examination, final, quiz, and review.

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