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Steve Stivers

Scarce targets curb Dem hopes for House gains, despite Trump

In a taste of ads to come, House Democrats have run national TV spots in which actors recount Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about immigrants, women and veterans and one asks, "How can Republican members of Congress support that?"

The commercials, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, underscore the party's hopes for an Election Day bumper crop of new House seats, fueled by the GOP presidential candidate's disparaging verbal assaults and poor showing in most polls.

Outnumbered by Republicans 247-188 — and with two vacancies in districts they're certain to win — Democrats seem likely to bolster their ranks in November. Yet gaining the 30...

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