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Ramesh Ponnuru

Republicans Should Worry About Losing the House

Split-ticket voting is disappearing in the U.S., so if Clinton wins big ...
Leaning right.

Leaning right.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Republicans need to start worrying about losing their majority in the House of Representatives.

Republicans accept the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton is favored to win the presidency, and they know that her election would probably end their majority in the Senate. But in a year that has upended political expectations, they have clung to one comforting assumption: Their hold on the House is secure.