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Richard Nixon
Hillary Clinton takes a page from Nixon's book
Hillary Clinton takes a page from Nixon's book

As 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton joined her party's push to survive the challenges it faces in the midterm congressional elections tomorrow, she took a page from the comeback playbook of another one-time presidential loser: Richard Nixon in 1966. In that midterm year, rather than just licking his wounds from his 1960 defeat by John Kennedy and another loss in the 1962 race for California governor, Nixon hit the midterm trail on behalf of Republican candidates in 86 congressional districts in 35 states, disavowing plans of another presidential run as he went his way. In all, 59 of them won, enabling Nixon to collect political chips for effort and loyalty...