Democrats Tout Special Election Victory

House Democratic leaders wasted little time trumpeting their latest special-election victory on Wednesday morning, led by House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), who praised his party's "enormous victory" in a Mississippi congressional race Hoyer said was supposed to be a "slam dunk" for Republicans.

Democrat Travis Childers, defeated Republican Greg Davis, 54 to 46 percent in the heavily conservative Northern Mississippi district.

A jovial Hoyer met with reporters in his office Wednesday morning, where he displayed on a flat screen TV a power point slide listing the side-effects of the drug Effexor XR, an anti-depressant whose slogan "change you deserve," just happens to be the slogan picked by House Republicans for their new agenda.

Hoyer then ticked off the side effects of the drug--headache, nausea and drowsiness--peppered with comments about how the Republican Party is turning off American voters.

"This administration and this Republican Congress for the first six years [of it], certainly has given America a headache," Hoyer said with a smile.

"Americans are waking up….they know how to get out of drowsiness and get the change they want."

Hoyer then repeated his highlights of his Effexor presentation minutes later at another press conference with fellow House Democratic leaders.
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