While the popular feeling IS the Republican’s keep the House….
House Speaker John Boehner and company are out in the hustlings working to keep their majority from slipping away in the night….
And that means keeping an eye on the Democrats…..
And helping their 87 freshman House members around the country with money, ideas and whatever else they might need….
One would think the 24 seat majority the Republican’s hold IS going shrink….
“These guys are working their hearts out right now … they are literally covering the country,” Tipton said.
House Democrats need 25 seats to regain the Speaker’s gavel. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) put the chances of Democrats winning back the lower chamber at better than 50-50.
Independent political handicappers disagree. Some, including The Hill, predict that Democrats will cut into the GOP majority, but will fall short of the 25 needed.
History is on the GOP’s side. A party with a president in the White House has not picked up 25 House seats since the landslide election of 1964.
Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.), a former chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), said the House GOP is in a good place.
“I actually think this crop of GOP candidates that they’ve recruited may be better than last year’s, which I thought was the best I’d ever seen,” Cole said.
Republicans hope to offset potential losses with new members, but are well aware that the fate of their majority resides with the 87 freshman members who make up more than one-third of the GOP conference.
Boehner, for example, has done events for more than two-thirds of the freshman class…..
One question I’d ask for BOTH Republican’s and Democrat’s is how do your justify your salaries against the NON-Work your people have done during the 112th session of Congress?Share on Facebook