Who Will Win Control of Congress?
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The Fiscal Times
March 27, 2012

Election 2012 Complete Coverage

House Call: Democrats Need A ‘Wave’ to Reclaim Seats

Mike Ross, a Blue Dog Democrat from Arkansas, is bailing out of the House at the end of the year with an eye to a possible run for governor in two year. Brad Miller, a five-term conservative Democrat from North Carolina, is retiring because his once comfortably Democratic  district was transformed into a solidly GOP district by the state legislature. And Dan Boren, Oklahoma's only Democratic House member and the son of a prominent former governor and senator, announced he wouldn’t seek a fifth term because he’s tired of campaigning and wants to spend more time with his family.
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Senate Race is No Longer a Republican Slam Dunk

Just six months ago, Republicans appeared well on their way to winning back control of the Senate for the first time in six years. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas signed up for a second tour as chairman of the Republican campaign committee just to be on hand for the historic transfer of power in the November 2012 election, and GOP leaders speculated on what they  might achieve with control of both chambers of Congress.
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Washington Editor and D.C. Bureau Chief Eric Pianin is a veteran journalist who has covered the federal government, congressional budget and tax issues, and national politics. He spent over 25 years at The Washington Post.