BY CHARLIE GEROW, Jan. 13, 2017

Published on The Hill 

We've heard this song before. In the special congressional elections since Donald Trump took office, Democrats consistently have raised expectations over the bar.

From Kansas to Montana to Georgia, Democrats claimed that each would be different, a tidal wave of anti-Trump sentiment would wash over the district and voters would flock to the polls to elect their candidate.

Like Lucy yanking the ball from Charlie Brown, each time they swung and missed. Sure, they came closer than they had historically. If there were cigars given for closer-than-expected  second-place finishes, they could open a tobacco store.  

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