Skip to comments.GOP comeback in Congress?
Posted on 06/21/2007 10:58:31 AM PDT by neverdem
It may be too early to make any predictions about the 2008 elections, but it's likely Republicans will win back some House seats they lost last year.
Indeed, as I noted in an earlier column, at least eight of the nine "most vulnerable" House seats are held by Democrats, according to veteran congressional elections analyst Stuart Rothenberg.
In Florida's 16th District, for example, Republicans are heavily favored to recapture the seat that Democrat Tim Mahoney narrowly won after Mark Foley resigned in disgrace in the House page scandal.
In Georgia's heavily Republican 8th District, Democrat Jim Marshall squeaked through with less than 1,800 votes. But the betting in political circles is that his seat, too, will end up in the GOP's column next year. The Republican Party is rallying behind Rick Goddard, the former commanding general at the Warner Robins Air Logistics base, who would give Mr. Marshall a very tough race.
In Texas' Republican-drawn 22nd District (formerly held by Tom DeLay), which gave President Bush 64 percent of its vote in 2004, Democrat Nick Lampson won by a thin margin, though his opponent was not on the ballot and had to run a write-in campaign. "This is probably the GOP's best opportunity to take back a district they lost last year," Mr. Rothenberg said in his latest analysis of the 2008 congressional elections.
In a volatile election cycle when Republican prospects are weakened by the unending war in Iraq and polls show a large majority of Americans believe the country is "on the wrong track," one would think the Democrats would be favored to strengthen their hold on the House.
But Republican campaign strategists now believe last year's wave that swept Democrats to power will not be replicated next year and that many seats they lost will be back...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Oh please. PLEEEEASE. Anything to have to watch Pelosi hand that gavel back. Oh pleeeeeeeeeeeease. I will give up red meat just to see that.
She will use her grand kids like a human shield as she makes her retreat with gavel in hand!
The repubs will do smething stupid or attack one of there own and lose all the momentum, we can count on that
Gavel hell, the plane goes.
I’ve given up hope. If the GOP takes control, it will just be a group I helped to elect ignoring what I want, versus people I voted against ignoring me.
They already have-the immigration bill will sink whatever chance the GOP had in 2008.
I agree. But, it will take Gopers, conserv-libertarians of all stripes to stop shooting our wounded and unite behind one Prez candidate, whoever will actually win nationally, and then give support to conserv-Gopers who actually have a chance to regain or gain seats in the House. As to the Senate, I will support candidates who face the RINO’s or wussies in the primary season. We shall see if the public likely voters actually want leftist pacifist socialists in the Congress or not especially when they view the Dems in all their evil glory!
Nobodys likes amnesty, so its a lose/lose for both parties and we already have amnesty in florida
Reid, Pelosi & Company have done a horrible job and disappointed just about everyone in their base.
But if Bush manages to push the amnesty bill down our throats, all bests are off.
As it has been for most of the past six years, the Republicans and Democrats are having a race to the bottom, to see which of them can offend the voters the most. Even if the Republicans settle on a good candidate for POTUS, it won’t save them if they push that wretched amnesty bill through.
This may have meaning for the House, but the Senate is another issue; at least for incumbent Republicans. Far too many are RINOs, and have signed on, along with the President, to this abominable immigration bill. And we Conservatives across America are NOT going to forget. Bye, bye!
While news may be made by the Republicans taking back the House in 2008, the BIG news that year may actually be about the Senate.
if they nominate a liberal, you can count on much harder time for the GOP!
Why? The GOP voted mostly against it. The Democrats voted for it.
Clone Duncan Hunter and it is a done deal even before the elections.
Just heard on Rush -
Congress’ approval rating on the immigration issue is 3%, yes, three.
Heh ... no comment.
“....The latest election strategy of the Republicans and the White House is aimed at re-energizing its party’s base which has been eroded by deepening divisions over the war, immigration and runaway spending. In the last two weeks, however, Republicans have been mounting an effective counteroffensive against the Democrats that has had Republican allies cheering.....”
If the Republican party wants to “re-energize” the base, it better declare war on illegral immigrants.
Hee hee! She has to hand over the keys to the plane.
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