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Nancy Pelosi: Dems May Win Back the House

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By    |   Thursday, 08 Sep 2016 09:45 AM

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi claims Democrats could secure a House majority in November.

"I thought in December I would've told you we'd win 20 seats, left to our own devices," Pelosi told Politico Wednesday. "Seeing the behavior of the [GOP] presidential candidates right after that when the debates [happened], I became even more optimistic because they were so pathetic … Since then, I think anything is possible. I think it comes down to probably a single digit, one way or another."

Democrats are almost certain that the Senate will be under their control after the election, but the House is a more difficult prize. Pelosi is optimistic, though she wouldn't say if she'd run for speaker again if her party won the majority.

"It's really up to the members," she said. "We've been good to each other. Whatever they want is what I want. Right now all we are focusing on is amassing as many resources [as possible] … We can [only] win as many races as we can afford to win, so I spend a great deal of my time making sure we can win as many races as possible."

Six years ago Pelosi was one of Republicans' top targets. Her advisors estimate she was the subject of roughly 200,000 ads from the GOP, according to The Washington Post.

Democrats lost their House majority in that election, and Pelosi took a break from the limelight. Now that Republicans are the ones in danger of losing their grip on the House, they've begun to target Pelosi again.

"These Democrat candidates are essentially campaigning on the promise of giving Pelosi, one of the most toxic political figures in recent cycles, the speaker's gavel again, yet find themselves afraid to publicly express their implicit support," reads a release from the National Republican Congressional Committee.

According to ElectionProjection.com, the GOP is expected to lose some seats in the House, but to retain their majority.

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