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Why Tuesday was the best day for House Republicans in a long time

May 14, 2020 - CNN

(CNN) -- It's been a rough few months for House Republicans as virtually every independent political handicapper has suggested that any chance they had at taking back the House majority come November has all but disappeared amid President Donald Trump's still-middling job approval numbers and the recent economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Which is why what happened Tuesday night in California matters so much.

For the first time in more than two decades, Republican...