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As the arrival of Census data kicks off the 2022 redistricting process, the early conventional wisdom is that Republicans are the clear favorites to win back House control next November.

However, it's far too early to pronounce Democrats' majority dead. In the months ahead, we'll be watching the following five factors: redistricting, the political environment, retirements, recruitment, turnout dynamics.

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