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Bill Clinton: One Missing Ingredient May Have Led to Democrats' Huge Midterm Losses

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"a fairly coherent economic message."

(Image source: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (TheBlaze/AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Democrats lacked a "national advertising campaign" in the recent midterm elections and was surprised that many Senate races were not closer.

(Image source: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz) (Image source: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)

The former president said in an interview with Politico that a national advertising campaign stressing issues like student loans and equal pay for women might have helped Democrats in a number of close races.

Clinton noted that voters who were opposed to Democrats felt more strongly about the election than those who supported his party. He added that many people couldn't hear what he called "a fairly coherent economic message."

Clinton offered his first extensive comments on Democrats' sweeping losses in the November elections. Republicans won control of the Senate, extended their control of the House and captured governor's offices in several Democratic-leaning states.

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