The Republican Party has lost five of the last six popular votes in Presidential elections. But the GOP has found much more success in Congress. In January, already in charge of the U.S. House, they took control of the Senate. Republicans have been well-represented in Congress for the past two decades. Why the discrepancy?
Thomas Schaller answers that question in his latest book, The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress But Surrendered The White House. Schaller is a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Sheilah spoke with him about his book in January. In it, he asserts that it was because of Republican dominance on Capitol Hill that the party “surrendered” the White House.
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