• John Boehner Is Relatively Sure GOP Will Hold the House Maybe

    Will the Republican Party maintain the control of the House of Representatives they fought so valiantly to win lo these two years ago? Yes! Definitely definitely definitely!


    In an interview with Fox News to air Tuesday, Boehner predicted that the GOP will keep control of the House but sounded much less certain than many of his Republican colleagues — and a number of nonpartisan prognosticators…

    Boehner said that his biggest worries were districts in Democratic-leaning states that would not be contested at the presidential level. In many, the local Republican parties are less organized and less used to running competitive races.

    "We have 50 of our members in tough races, 89 freshmen running for their first reelections and we have 32 districts that are in states where there is no presidential campaign going to be run, no big Senate race and we call these orphan districts," he said. "You take 18 of them, California, Illinois and New York, where you know we’re not likely to do well at the top of the ticket and those districts are frankly pretty vulnerable."

    Other problematic issues: Districts in which women who have with other people live. Oh, and places in the country where minorities sometimes like to go outside. And, um, neighborhoods in which gay people enjoy being treated like humans.

    Related: John Boehner Warns Budget a "Real Vision" of How GOP Would Rule

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    Tags: House of Representatives, John Boehner, Republicans


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