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House Democrat Down in Poll

While many Democrats are looking forward to mid-term election victories in November, an Indiana Democrat is struggling in her bid for re-election.

Rep. Julia Carson, D-Ind., is trailing by three points in a recent poll, according to The Hill newspaper. Carson is battling Republican Eric Dickerson, a former helicopter pilot in the Marine Corps turned businessman, who was previously viewed as a longshot to win the House seat.

The Hill reports that Carson has a substantial lead in terms of cash-on-hand for the election - $20,000 for Dickerson, $324,000 for Carson - but Carson's high unfavorability rating among voters has prevented the incumbent from leading the race.

Democrats are hopeful that they can retain this seat. The party needs to win 15 seats overall, while maitaining their own party seats, in order to regain control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1994.

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