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What will the new year bring? Congressional midterm elections

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Springs)

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Rep. Raul Ruiz examines patient Maricela Hernandez at a free medical clinic in Indio. Hernandez had been complaining of back pain.

It's only six months until California's mid-term Congressional primary. 53 seats are up for grabs, though KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says the number of competitive races is considerably smaller than it was two years ago.

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