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Trump Will Be Great for the Democrats

The party is now poised for big gains in the House and in statehouses -- enough that it can gerrymander like Republicans did.
Democrats need more young senators with name recognition. Not just Gillibrand and Booker.

Democrats need more young senators with name recognition. Not just Gillibrand and Booker.

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The cyclical nature of electoral politics provides some solace for Democrats. If history is any guide, a Trump presidency will cure the three problems that have been ailing the party since 2010.

The first is the midterm election dropoff. Democrats lost a whopping 62 House seats in the 2010 elections during President Obama's first term, and after winning some seats back in the presidential election year 2012, lost another 13 seats in 2014 during his second term.