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WASHINGTON WEEK

1994 Special Election

  • Aired: 05/27/2011
  • 05:14
  • Rating: NR
In the wake of the Congressional special election upset in New York this week, we look back into the "Vault" at parallels to a 1994 special election. Like this year, in which a national issue (Medicare Reform) shaped the debate, in 1994 the issue was Bill Clinton's popularity. It was the first foreshadowing of voter discontent that would lead to the GOP takeover of the House later that year.
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A look back at a Special Election in 1994 that foreshadowed the GOP House takeover.
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