February 14, 2014


Why the Democrats are Unlikely to Win Back House

First Read: "There are 17 House Republicans who represent congressional seats Obama won in 2012 -- so Democrats would need to win ALL of them to win back control of Congress, or a mixture of them and seats that Mitt Romney narrowly carried. Yes, Dems have pick-up opportunities in some open seats (CA-31, FL-13, IA-3, VA-10). And there are Republican incumbents who will have to play defense (Michael Grimm in NY, Jeff Denham in CA, Scott Rigell in VA). But Democrats have almost no margin of error. And we haven't even mentioned the pick-up opportunities Republicans have, which exist thanks mostly to retirements in Utah and North Carolina."

Meanwhile, National Journal looks at how tough it is to be in minority in the House.










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