NRCC: We’ll Keep Control of House by Running Against Obama

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 03:26 PM

By Dan Weil

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Top officials of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) say their strategy for maintaining GOP control of the House is simple – run against President Barack Obama.

That strategy will actually allow Republicans to increase their 25-seat advantage in the chamber, NRCC Chairman and Texas Rep. Pete Sessions told The Hill. "He is the issue of this race," Sessions said of Obama.

Sessions and his deputies maintain that Democrats really need 37 seats — not the 25 they claim — to regain a House majority. The NRCC officials say Democrats will almost certainly lose at least 12 seats they now occupy. That means Democrats would have to win 37 Republican-held seats to achieve a net gain of 25 seats, The Hill reports.

Sessions said the return to the news of Obama’s healthcare reform law will give Republican House candidates a strong issue for their campaigns. The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on Obamacare next week.

The NRCC raised $5.1 million in February and has $20.6 million in cash, putting it $4.5 million ahead of where it stood in terms of cash reserves two years ago, Sessions said, according to The Hill.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee garnered $6.3 million, but its cash reserves lag the NRCC’s by about $4 million.


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