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Signs point to a ‘blue wave’ in November, but it’s a long time until November

Even on the news that the Democrats flipped a House seat in a special election Tuesday, pundits are warning that taking control of the House may not be as easy as it would seem. A roundup of editorials Wednesday takes a look at the issue.

Opinions from the left:

1. Taking back the House will be harder than Dems think 

From The Washington Post: While a blue wave of Democratic candidates taking the House looks like a possibility, there are a few factors the left needs to consider.

2. Will Dems have enough money to win Congress?

From USA Today: Money matters in elections, and if the Democrats think enthusiasm will trump the power of the purse they will be sadly mistaken.

3. Dems squandering chance for gains in Congress
From the Louisville Courier-Journal: Democrats have handed the GOP a gift when it comes to messaging in the midterm elections. (Hint: Think of Nancy Pelosi saying “crumbs” about a million times).

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