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>> With the elections less than two weeks away, the battle for the House of Representatives is breaking down along geographical lines.>> The lack of decency->> Democrats looking at big gains in the suburbs, Republicans dominant in the countryside.>> God bless America.>> I'm Andy Sullivan, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, a state that appears to be moving in opposite directions at the same time.
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It's a vivid example of the split that's playing out across the country. In the rural north, blue collar workers who once voted democratic are now moving towards the GOP. In the suburbs, white collar workers who once voted republican, are now moving in the opposite direction. The end result after November sixth, is likely to be an even more polarised congress.
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Voting is already underway across much of the nation. Reports of high turn out in Texas, Nevada, and other key battleground states. A sign that voters are unusually motivated this year. Here in Minnesota, eight congressional seats are at stake, each party looking at potential gains. GOP lawmaker Erik Paulsen, is trying to keep his distance from President Trump, as he struggles for re-election in the suburbs west of Minneapolis against Democrat Dean Phillips.
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>> We're so tired of a lack of action.>> Paulsen's Steering clear of Trump's rallies in the state, not thrilled about Trump's endorsement on Twitter, saying he didn't ask for it. Other republicans here, far outside the cities are happy to share the stage with Trump.>> The great Pete Stauber.
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>> Pete Stauber running for office in the northern part of the state against democrat Joe Radinovich. He appeared with Trump in June.>> Because like President Trump, I love this country.>> Jim Hagedorn taking on Dan Feehan in the state's southern farm belt, rallying with the president earlier this month.
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>> I wanna go out to Washington and serve as a conservative reinforcement. To partner with you, to keep moving America in the right direction.>> Stauber and Hagedorn are rare bright spots for Republicans.>>
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>> Seen as the party's best bet to pick up House seats currently held by Democrats.
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Analysts say Democrats could gain between 20 and 40 seats in the House. They need to add at least 23, to win control of the chamber. Republicans and Democrats have been moving apart for decades now, not just ideologically, but physically as well. US neighborhoods are getting more politically homogeneous.
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Conservatives and liberals are less likely to live next door to each than they once were. November's elections are likely to reflect that, a divided congress representing a divided nation.