HMT Midterms - SDI 2010 Midterms Updates Updates Midterms Updates for SDI Tournament Midterms Updates for SDI Tournament 1 UQ-GOP Win Now 2 UQ-GOP

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SDI 2010 Updates Midterms Updates Midterms Updates for SDI Tournament Midterms Updates for SDI Tournament .................................................................................................................... 1 UQ—GOP Win Now ................................................................................................................................................ 2 UQ—GOP Win Now ................................................................................................................................................ 3 UQ—Dems Win Now .............................................................................................................................................. 4 UQ—Dems Win Now ............................................................................................................................................... 5 No Link—Foreign Issues Irrelevant ........................................................................................................................... 6 No Link—Afghanistan Not Key ............................................................................................................................... 7 I/L—Millennials Key ................................................................................................................................................ 8 1
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SDI 2010 Updates Midterms Updates UQ—GOP Win Now Gop leading-- Feldman, 7/30 [Linda Feldman Master in International Public Policy Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Christian Science Monitor, 7/30/10, http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2010/0730/Midterm-elections-not-all-bad-news-for-Democrats ] If the midterm elections were held today, the Republicans would have a decent shot at taking over the House of Representatives, Democrats themselves admit . But the elections are not today. They're on Nov. 2. In politics, that three-month span is a lifetime . So what can the parties, the candidates, and other political actors do to bend the outcome? Both a lot and nothing at all. For Democrats, the good news is that they currently hold a big House majority – 256 to 178, with one vacancy. The Republicans would need a net gain of 39 seats to take control, well above average midterm losses for the president's party. The bad news for Democrats is that the vast majority of the 70 seats deemed "in play" by nonpartisan campaign handicappers are Democrat-held. Just the kind of political tsunami required to knock the Democrats out of power is forming , and at this point, there's virtually no doubt that they will lose a significant number of House seats . Unemployment remains stubbornly high, President Obama's job approval rating has sunk to the mid-40s, and his agenda has whipped up a fierce conservative backlash. " The political climate is set, and it's gone for the Democrats," says a Democratic strategist . GOP winning—beltway consensus proves
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HMT Midterms - SDI 2010 Midterms Updates Updates Midterms Updates for SDI Tournament Midterms Updates for SDI Tournament 1 UQ-GOP Win Now 2 UQ-GOP

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