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Don’t Believe the Anti-Incumbent Narrative

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Rep. Tim Holden and other lawmakers are vulnerable in their upcoming primaries, but it is not, as some people claim, because of an “anti-incumbent” mood or Congress’ poor approval ratings, Stuart Rothenberg writes.

And some incumbents will lose because they have been forced into primaries against other incumbents by redistricting. While their defeats are irrelevant to the “anti-incumbent” argument, their numbers are likely to be included by those trying to push the narrative.

Stuart Rothenberg is editor of the Rothenberg Political Report.

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