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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-12 06:00 AM
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Boehner: 1-in-3 chance GOP loses House
Edited on Tue Apr-24-12 06:11 AM by No Elephants
Boehner: 1-in-3 chance GOP loses House'

Published: April 24, 2012 at 4:00 AM

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Republicans have "a one-in-three chance" of losing control of the House this fall, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in an interview to be broadcast Tuesday.

"I would say that there is a two-in-three chance that we win control of the House again, but there's a one-in-three chance that we could lose, and I'm being, myself, frank," he told Fox News Channel.


A spokesman for Boehner's political office told CNN the speaker's "candid" comment was not a slip but rather a deliberate wake-up call to remind supporters and potential donors House Republicans need support this fall.


A president's party rarely wins many seats when the president is running for re-election, The Washington Post said Feb. 6. Even when Ronald Reagan won a resounding re-election in 1984, the Republican Party gained just 16 seats, the Post said.

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Party of a sitting President who is running has not won 25 seats since 1964. At that, that was LBJ, who had been in office slightly under a year at the time of the election, and was the beneficiary of good feelings about Kennedy that followed the assassination, not to mention that his opponent was Barry Goldwater who was, among other things, a hawk, a "states righter" and a diehard supporter of Joe McCarthy.

IOW, Democrats have their work cut out for them this year.

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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-12 09:33 AM
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1. I think we kick their asses
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-25-12 03:03 AM
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2. I think we have to work hard to break records.
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