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Democrats are increasingly worried that Republicans will make gains in deep-blue strongholds such as New York and Oregon as the winds appear to shift in the GOP’s favor ahead of next month’s midterm elections.

The GOP is making competitive bids to take back governorships in both states, which reliably go for Democrats in presidential elections. The Republican gains could also extend to the House, where the GOP is making inroads in the aforementioned states, along with Rhode Island and others.

“I would say Oregon Democrats are worried. We have a history of competitive gubernatorial elections, but usually we’re up by at least 2 points at this point in October, not down by 2 like the current public polls show,” said Oregon-based Democratic strategist Jake Foster. Read more…