2010 was the year of the Tea Party, the year of backlash against Obama, and the year of the biggest shift of power in the House in a century. But it’s also the year that Republicans executed a little-noticed strategy that cemented their place in power. In state-level race across the country, a new Republican strategy was at play. A strategy to create Republican victories that couldn't be undone. Dive even deeper into the 2010 election and see the rest of this series at wapo.st/howtoflipthehouse

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2010 was the year of the Tea Party, the year of backlash against Obama, and the year of the biggest shift of power in the House in a century. But it’s also the year that Republicans executed a little-noticed strategy that cemented their place in power. In state-level race across the country, a new Republican strategy was at play. A strategy to create Republican victories that couldn't be undone. Dive even deeper into the 2010 election and see the rest of this series at wapo.st/howtoflipthehouse

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