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This research note analyzes changes in the congressional district vote during the three sets of House elections held during the Clinton presidency. An in-depth picture of how House members interpreted these elections is drawn by examining the percentage vote swing in each election by incumbency type. In particular, such a perspective sheds light on why Republican House members overestimated their mandate after 1994 and were not discouraged from pursuing impeachment by the 1998 election results.