Bill Clinton saw his party devastated in the 1994 mid-terms. They lost a stunning 54 House seats, including those of 34 INCUMBENTS. They lost control of the house for the first time in 40 YEARS. Incumbent Democrat Speaker of the House Tom Foley became the first incumbent Speaker to be thrown out on his ear since Galusha Grow in 1863.
Yes, it was partly about the lie that Clinton and Gore would govern as "moderate, SOUTHERN Democrats," partly about Miss Hillary's secret meetings to craft & impose socialized HillaryCare (at least after that debacle of tone-deaf arrogance, I trust the Democrat party would never be stupid enough to run HER for national office!)