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Nancy Pelosi: I See 'Makings of a Wave' For Dems in House

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 04:45 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she sees the "makings of a wave" that could help Democrats dig into the GOP's historic majority in the lower chamber this November.

The California lawmaker predicted Tuesday Democrats would "definitely" pick up at least 20 seats "if the elections were held today," The Hill reports.

"You make your own wave, and that's what we're doing," Pelosi said at her weekly press briefing. "We have the candidates. We have the enthusiasm. We out-raise [Republicans] in terms of resources ... over and over again. I feel very confident that the makings of a wave are there."

"Nobody thought we we're going to win at this point in 2006, and then it turned into a wave. … It turned into a wave [for Republicans] in 2010," she added. "It's like saying, 'Do you see a wave?' We're not even at the beach. So let's take this thing down the road and we'll see where it is."

Noting some of Democrats' optimism is tied to the fate of GOP nominee Donald Trump, she said: "I think we're in a very good place."

Republicans hold 246 of the House's 435 seats — their largest majority since the Hoover administration — and Democrats would need to flip 30 seats to win back control of the chamber.

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