House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' comments about the party's election prospects were unfortunate but will not change the relationship between congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama.
She told reporters Thursday that Obama will campaign more for Democrats up for re-election and help his party make the case that they have put the nation on a path to a healthy economy. Gibbs angered many Democrats this week by saying the party might lose control of the House.
Obama met privately with House Democratic leaders at the White House Wednesday night.
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