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Congressman Chris Van Hollen, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says the November 2010 midterm elections will be difficult, but anyone who believes Republicans will wrest majority control of the House of Representatives is living in “la la land.”
The midterm elections will be viewed by many as a referendum on the policies of Democratic President Barack Obama.
“It is going to be a very volatile, political environment,” Van Hollen said at the Reuters Washington Summit.
He pointed out that since the days of President Abraham Lincoln, only twice has a new president’s party picked up seats in the first midterm election — in 1934 (when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president) and 2002 (when George W. Bush was president).