GOP Fears Democratic Smear Campaign

They worry Dems will launch an "October Surprise."

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As predictions grow that they will take back control of the House, more Republicans see demons around the corner, readying to rob them of victory. The latest buzz is over worries the Democrats will launch an "October Surprise" smear campaign that will sour voters on the GOP. They have two concerns. First is over how the Democrats will use the video they've been taking of Republican candidates' speeches around the country; Democrats are fishing for embarrassing gaffes. Second: the GOP's ties to K Street, and recent reports of boozing with lobbyists.

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