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Barack Obama faces triple election defeat on anniversary

Toby Harnden
London Telegraph [1]
Monday, Nov 2nd, 2009

Republicans are confident they can score three strikes against Barack Obama in elections on Tuesday in what could be a springboard for a party revival.

Victories in the governors’ races in Virginia and New Jersey and a contest for a vacant House of Representatives seat in New York would deliver a blow to Mr Obama almost exactly a year to the day since he won the presidency.

A rejection of Democrats in all three contests would be a major setback for Mr Obama because he has invested a large amount of time and personal political capital by campaigning extensively in the two governor elections.

With less than 48 hours to polling day, Mr Obama was taking Air Force One to New Jersey to appear at two rallies for Governor Jon Corzine, the embattled incumbent and former Wall Street executive who has poured some $30 million of his own fortune into trying to save his political skin.

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