Republican predicts 56 seat gain in House

The Hill:


Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told the Ballot Box that he has pegged the GOP gains in this year’s election at 56 seats, which would be more than the 54 it won in its landslide election 16 years ago. It would also be more than enough to regain the majority the party lost in 2006 (which requires a 40-seat gain).

“I’ve got us at 56 seats right now,” said Price, who is chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee and also co-chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) candidate mentoring program. “And I think it’s only going to rise, because of the policies that this administration has put in place and the activities of the speaker.”

It is possible the number could go higher if Obama and Pelosi continue to push a very liberal agenda. It is possible the Democrats might tack to the center before November, but unlikely. There is also little they can do to change the damage done by their health care law.


  1. Dream on! The economy is getting better and, with a growing economy, the Democrats will come back. I think you're deluding yourself to see Obama pushing a liberal agenda. The GOP is being dragged to the right by the Tea Party. You are becoming the white male angry party and nothing more! Good luck with that!


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