FILE - In this March 17, 2009, file photo Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington. About the 2012 House elections Israel, chairman of the Democratic ... more 
FILE - In this March 17, 2009, file photo Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington. About the 2012 House elections Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in an interview, "We've gone from a gale force wind against us a year ago to a sustained breeze at our backs going into November," "We've outraised the Republicans, we've outrecruited them in candidates and the House is very much in play." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) less 
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