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History shows ‘coattail’ effect not so crucial to presidents

By The Christian Science Monitor
Sunday, October 14, 2012 19:12 EDT
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History shows “coattail” effect not so crucial to presidents

The trifecta of national politics is for a candidate to win the White House and help his party win control of Congress on presidential “coattails.” But is it “game over” for a president when the other team controls the House, the Senate, or both? Not necessarily. Turns out, presidents don’t always…


 
 
 
 
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