NYTimes: Rougher Road for Democrats Without Obama Atop Ticket

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Rougher Road for Democrats Without Obama Atop Ticket

In a midterm election year, Democrats defending House districts they captured from Republicans are trying to recreate the Obama campaign machinery.

Excerpt: To hold these seats and to protect others that are vulnerable, Democrats are trying to re-create the Obama campaign machinery and expand turnout beyond a typical midterm election to compete with a particularly motivated Republican base.

The prospects for Democrats holding on to the House, and perhaps even the Senate, could rest with whether legions of first-time or occasional voters who supported Mr. Obama, including a high percentage of African-Americans, return to the polls this year.

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Author: David F. Carr

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