08/15/2010 12:25 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vulnerable Democrats Trying Not To Repeat The Mistakes Of 1994 In 2010

In the arsenal of advantages that Republicans hold as they seek to win control of Congress this year, one thing is missing: the element of surprise. Unlike 1994, when Republicans shocked Democrats by capturing dozens of seats held by complacent incumbents, there will be no sneak attacks this year. Democrats have sensed trouble for more than a year, with the unrest from town-hall-style meetings last August providing indisputable evidence for any disbelievers.

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