GOP's Top Reasons Why They See Victory in November Midterms

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 11:25 AM

By Melanie Batley

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Republicans have been on record with a number of general reasons why they're optimistic for big gains in November — among them, President Barack Obama's poor approval ratings, an energized GOP base, and the recruitment of strong GOP candidates.

But insiders on Wednesday shared more detailed information about why they see victory in the midterms.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the leaders of the GOP committees overseeing presidential, Senate, House, gubernatorial, and state legislative races gave reporters a more specific glimpse into their strategies on the ground and how they expect to deliver results.

First, the Republican National Committee said it has recruited 16,630 precinct leaders and sent 304 staffers to key target areas with the aim of mobilizing 10 million "low propensity Republican voters" in November.

Also, the National Republican Congressional Committee said 68 percent of its spending has been on its offensive strategy. This compares with 48 percent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Journal reported.

Third, GOP leaders cite electoral history as an advantage, pointing out that the party of the president has lost Senate seats in the second term in every midterm election since 1906. For example, former President Ronald Reagan lost eight seats and George W. Bush lost six seats.

Conversely, since the 1950s, the party not in the White House has won an average of 6.6 Senate seats. If the same happens in the November midterms, the GOP would take over the Senate.

Meanwhile, the Republican Governors Association believes Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Maine Gov. Paul LePage are the most vulnerable incumbents, and the governors' group plans to pour $100 million into those races in the final 100 days of the campaign to flip those states red.

"We have an opportunity not only to exceed our all-time highs, but to get super majorities in a majority of legislative chambers across the country," said Matt Walter, president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, according to the Journal.


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