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    Democratic Victories Make GOP Jittery as Tax Vote Looms

    They’ve got the power. But Republican politicians know that their total control of Congress means they’ll have fewer excuses with voters for not passing conservative legislation, and the sweeping tax reform bill proposed may be their last chance to do so this year. State-level Democratic victories this week stepped up that pressure, as the House is set to vote on its version of the tax bill next week. But there may be worse things than showing up for re-election empty-handed — like having to tell voters you axed their tax breaks.

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