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Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout

FILE - This April 8, 2014 file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pausing during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation’s health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common. Divided government assures that neither has even a remote chance of becoming law anytime soon. Instead, they figure prominently in rival strategies to maximize turnout in the fall _ Democrats hoping women will vote in huge numbers, while Republicans try to stoke election year enthusiasm among tea party activists and other conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation’s health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.

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