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Friday, January 16, 2015

Diminished in Congress and many states, Dems weigh future

Republicans will hold 31 governorships, and more state legislative seats than they've had since 1928

Congressional Democrats are in retreat in more ways than one this week.

As Democratic senators gather in Baltimore to talk strategy and lick election wounds, their party faces diminished powers in Congress, GOP dominance in many states and a shrinking pool of potential candidates for future elections.

In the November elections, Democrats lost their eight-year Senate majority, and saw their House numbers fall to the lowest level in seven decades.

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