Democrats celebrate narrow U.S. House loss in Ohio
Wed Aug 3, 2005 2:26 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Wednesday celebrated a closer-than-expected loss in a special House of Representatives race in Ohio and called it a warning sign for Republicans entering the 2006 congressional elections.
But Republicans cautioned against reading too much into Jean Schmidt's narrow win over Democrat and Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett, saying low turnout and local issues made the race unique and kept it from being a bellwether on Republican leadership or President Bush.
Is there any chance that at some point in this century we might celebrate a narrow victory?