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GOP: Not like it matters

Despite Democratic enthusiasm, Republicans are still confident that McCain will prevail. “She might be the only real opponent he’s had in a really long time. But I still think she has zero chance,” said GOP consultant Brian Murray, who predicted a 15-point win for McCain.

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Douglas’ win reflects why most Dems lost in 2014 (access required)

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey speaks as democratic candidate Fred DuVal listens, Tuesday, Oct 13, 2014 during a debate for the Arizona Women's Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Outnumbered and out-financed in the land of Barry Goldwater, Democrats often trade with the currency of hope. But even hope quickly collapsed under the weight of mathematical reality on Nov. 4, when Republicans swept statewide races in victory after victory. The success mirrored the party’s triumph at the national level, where the GOP expanded its dominance in the U.S. House and seized control of the U.S. Senate.

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