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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:56 PM

House Democrats to target 48 GOP seats in 2014


House Democrats to target 48 GOP seats in 2014

Washington (CNN) As it tries again in 2014 to win back control of the House of Representatives, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says it's got its eyes on 48 Republican-held seats.

"We need 17 seats to pick up the House. So we begin with an early universe of 30 districts where the incumbent got less than 10% and an additional 18 districts that we think can perform better in an off year than an on year," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel told reporters Thursday.

Israel asserted Republicans will be most vulnerable in suburban areas and areas with a growing Latino population in the 2014 midterm elections.

Israel, the Democrat from New York, is returning for a second cycle as DCCC chairman. Democrats needed to win back 25 seats last month to gain control of the House. Although they fell far short of that goal, they did win back eight seats from the GOP. Republicans will have a 234-201 advantage next month when the new Congress is seated. Each party will have a vacant seat.

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Full article here: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/13/house-democrats-to-target-48-gop-seats-in-2014/




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Reply House Democrats to target 48 GOP seats in 2014 (Original post)
Tx4obama Dec 2012 OP
Vincardog Dec 2012 #1
JeffHead Dec 2012 #2
tabbycat31 Dec 2012 #3
davidn3600 Dec 2012 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #7
Vincardog Dec 2012 #8
Cosmocat Dec 2012 #10
UrbScotty Dec 2012 #5
libdem4life Dec 2012 #6
Rosa Luxemburg Dec 2012 #9
standish42 Dec 2012 #11

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:05 PM

1. I want a Democratic challenge in every GOP race.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:17 PM

2. +1

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:59 PM

3. Which districts

I want to see

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:25 PM

4. Nate Silver said the chances of Democrats taking the House in 2014 is slim

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/democrats-unlikely-to-regain-house-in-2014/

The simple fact is that the turnout in 2014 will NOT be what it was in 2012. The mid-terms just simply do not have the pull that a presidential election has. Historically, the President's party loses power in the states during a mid-term election. That's our typical political cycle.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:01 PM

7. Let's try to beat those odds

Republicans get their voters to the polls every election somehow. We just have to figure out what works with our voters and get them to turn out too.

Past doesn't HAVE to be prologue IMHO.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:43 PM

8. The ConservaFREAKS are running rampant these are not typical political times.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:53 AM

10. It's not likely, but they have to try

We have a good democratic president who will be completely neutered by a republican house for the next two years. Who knows how 2016 will turn out. You HAVE to try to get the House and keep the senate to try to get something done his last two years.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:48 PM

5. Glad that Gary Peters (my former prof) will be in charge of candidate recruitment

He really knows what he's doing!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:53 PM

6. Hopefully our beloved "herd of cats" can do some mighty feats of hissing and clawing and rein in

some new seats... and less on each other.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:08 PM

9. Target them now and hope that they resign

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 01:01 PM

11. Yes We Can!

People like us are riled up. We can beat the SOB's at their own game. I am a retiree and my income is very fixed but I contribute $10 here and $10 there when I can. Let;'s support Mudcat Saunders get that asshole Eric Cantor; let's get somebody to run against Boehner (aka bonehead) and let's target the remainder of the freaks. Bachmann almost got defeated. Let's also remember that as of Jan 1, 2013 we have a very new Senate. We not only gained 2 seats but we replaced deadbeats like Lieberman with real progressive Democrats. Let's keep working and thinking positively. I respect Nate Silver but he's not the endall.

Maxine

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