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Democrats Hope the Road to House Control Starts in Long Island

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Within hours of a decisive victory in a House special election in New York, the optimistic pronouncements from Democrats began rolling in. The outcome for Democrats was a welcome reversal of fortune on Long Island, where voters had recently embraced Republicans. Until the election, Republicans had held all congressional seats on Long Island and helped swing the House to Republican control. Democrats contend that the successful approach used in the election portends bigger gains for the party in the fall.