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Can Democrats swing California’s Republican bastion?

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As the door slammed in his face, Josef Siroky understood that campaigning for a Democrat in the conservative California city of Huntington Beach was not going to be easy.

But he kept knocking on doors, handing out pamphlets -- and selling the idea of political change.

Siroky is one of hundreds of volunteers canvassing the Golden State’s conservative bastions like Huntington Beach, which

Democrats are hoping to conquer in the November 6 midterm elections en route to winning control of the House of Representatives -- and possibly, Congress.

Voiced reports by AFP