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GOP has built-in advantage in fight for US House

This photo taken March 19, 2014 shows Chris Jankowski the architect of the GOP’s gerrymandering effort in Virginia posing in the Gallery of the Virginia House of Delegates at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. They can recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, but Democrats will face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s midterm elections, regardless of the political climate in November. The playing field is tilted decidedly in favor of Republican candidates and it will be for much of the decade. That’s because Republicans built the field when they drew new boundaries for House districts in key states after the 2010 census. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.

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