With mid-term elections arriving in less than a week, Democrats are strategizing to prevent the imminent Republican majority control of both houses of Congress. Historically unable to sustain turnout in the boring elections, party leaders have chosen the viral ice bucket challenge as their trump card this November.

Fearful that Republican- controlled Congress could squander any possibility of anything for the final two years of the Obama administration, Democrats hope that millions of buckets of ice -water will re-energize their voting base.

“Our members will embrace this just like they embraced ALS,” Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said. “If you vote, you have done your job. If you don’t, you get a cold dose of reality. It works on two levels, so hopefully they get the point.”


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