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NRCC co-chairman predicts Republicans will gain 56 seats
The Hill ^ | 04/10/10 03:17 PM ET | By Aaron Blake

Posted on 04/11/2010 4:59:53 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner

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NEW ORLEANS – A top House Republican campaigner says his party is set to gain more seats than it won in the 1994 election.

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told the Ballot Box that he has pegged the GOP gains in this year’s election at 56 seats, which would be more than the 54 it won in its landslide election 16 years ago. It would also be more than enough to regain the majority the party lost in 2006 (which requires a 40-seat gain).

“I’ve got us at 56 seats right now,” said Price, who is chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee and also co-chairs the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) candidate mentoring program. “And I think it’s only going to rise, because of the policies that this administration has put in place and the activities of the speaker.”

Price added that Republicans are now competitive in more than 100 districts – 104, to be exact.

Republicans like top NRCC recruiter Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) have said before that Republicans will be competitive in nearly 100 districts, but party officials are generally loath to put specific numbers on expected gains or losses.

Price qualified his prediction by saying “I’m the most optimistic guy in the room.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; 2010midterms; elections; gopcomeback; house; keyhouseraces; khr; nrcc; price; republican; timprice; tomprice
This seems not optimistic to me, but realistic, given current trends. We'll see.
1 posted on 04/11/2010 4:59:53 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Let’s go for 100. There are at least that many incumbents that should be fired in this Worst Congress Ever.


2 posted on 04/11/2010 5:02:13 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Tom Price is a good man. Pete Sessions, on the other hand, is an idiot.


3 posted on 04/11/2010 5:02:18 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

But Steele said a few months ago that we can’t win.


4 posted on 04/11/2010 5:02:59 PM PDT by byteback
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
They can't slack off any. They need to keep fighting hard to make or better that number; with Rock of Gibraltar Solid Conservatives.
5 posted on 04/11/2010 5:03:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

yeah... but are there enough senate seats up for grabs to get the senate too?


6 posted on 04/11/2010 5:05:20 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: kittymyrib

I am with you. I would like to see a 100 seat gain.


7 posted on 04/11/2010 5:05:34 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: SandRat

We can take nothing for granted; no matter how much the Dim party wants to destroy America, there will still be people who vote in favor of that, and those who are too stoopid to go to the polls, yet they do.


8 posted on 04/11/2010 5:10:44 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere
Typical DemonRat Voter


9 posted on 04/11/2010 5:14:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

If anyone can screw a good thing up, its senate pubbies!! Watch out for Grahamesty, Lugar, the Maine looney ladies, etc. to screw this up!


10 posted on 04/11/2010 5:20:38 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Doesn’t mean squat unless they have an established agenda for specific changes and enough votes in the Senate. Newt gave us the Contract for America. I sat glued to CSPAN watching the House vote in the changes on property rights protections. Then the legislation simply died in the Senate. With Obama in the White House, they will also need enough votes to over-ride a veto. The best they can probably do until 2012 is neuter the progressive’s agenda in Congress, although Obama will push the envelope on implementing his plans through the federal agencies.


11 posted on 04/11/2010 5:24:39 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: HapaxLegamenon

I am thinking 60 in the House and 15 in the Senate myself.


12 posted on 04/11/2010 5:25:21 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

You don’t have 56 seats. Wishful thinking.

You may get 40 but 56 is daydreaming. Hope you do and hope they are real R’s.


13 posted on 04/11/2010 5:27:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: byteback
But Steele said a few months ago that we can’t win.

Steele's job is to raise money. He can't get money out of complacent people who think that 100 seats are in the bag. He has to scare them by telling them that 40 seats are not in the bag. Yet.


14 posted on 04/11/2010 5:33:23 PM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: kittymyrib

I just want to see Pelosi’s gavel taken away and burned while she fades back to obscurity.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 5:41:34 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com)
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To: Safrguns

There are not enough swing seats in the senate to get 60 but if “Teds” seat can be lost for Rats anything can.


16 posted on 04/11/2010 5:42:54 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com)
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To: omega4179

I want to see Pelosi assigned a broom closet for an office, and be forced to ride coach and actually pay to ride planes.


17 posted on 04/11/2010 5:43:45 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

The Democrats deserve to lose 150 seats. only the hard-core govt dependocrats should be even thinking of supporting them.

But we need to not just stop at Congress. In races for Statehouse, Governors, Mayors ... dogcatchers ...
Anyone with a “D” needs to be radioactive and swept from office.

This will take time, effort and money. Save America - Defeat All Democrats.


18 posted on 04/11/2010 5:44:48 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Lets donate her 757 to Poland’s next President.


19 posted on 04/11/2010 5:45:08 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com)
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To: Sybeck1

Yep. I hope they hold the line but doubt it. We have to put the Kibosh on all the crap they will try to rush through before we throw them out. This is blatant government vs. the people.


20 posted on 04/11/2010 5:47:25 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: WOSG
But we need to not just stop at Congress. In races for Statehouse, Governors, Mayors ... dogcatchers ... Anyone with a “D” needs to be radioactive and swept from office.

Preach it from the mountain tops...I have been saying this for months...sweep them ALL from office wherever possible at ALL levels.

21 posted on 04/11/2010 5:49:58 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: GnuHere

I agree with you. We can not let up for one second. We must get every vote on our side out to the polls in November. I do not want to see the Democrat Party defeated, I want to see the Democrat Party torn into shreds by the American voters. Destruction of the Democrat Party should be our goal!!!


22 posted on 04/11/2010 5:50:21 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

I sure hope Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-#1) goes down in flames. What a disaster she’s been.


23 posted on 04/11/2010 5:55:27 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: marsh2
“Doesn’t mean squat unless they have an established agenda for specific changes and enough votes in the Senate. Newt gave us the Contract for America. I sat glued to CSPAN watching the House vote in the changes on property rights protections. Then the legislation simply died in the Senate. With Obama in the White House, they will also need enough votes to over-ride a veto. The best they can probably do until 2012 is neuter the progressive’s agenda in Congress, although Obama will push the envelope on implementing his plans through the federal agencies.”

Correct. I thought “Contract for America” was a brilliant idea—and it hasn’t been repeated, much to my surprise and dismay. I propose:

1. Repeal Obamacare.
2. Balance budget by cutting Federal salaries, freezing Federal employment, and Federal spending.
3. Creation of an permanent independent prosecutor to investigate all Congressional and Executive crimes.

24 posted on 04/11/2010 5:55:40 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (If you meet people with no brain, no heart and no courage, you are not in KS-You are in the Congress)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Check Key House Races for a list of competitive House seats in 2010.
25 posted on 04/11/2010 6:21:24 PM PDT by randita (Sarah Palin has the same computer that I have.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

“.......
2. Balance budget by cutting Federal salaries, freezing Federal employment, and Federal spending.
..............”

Doing that won’t even come close to balancing the budget.
The problem is entitlement programs, discretionary spending meaning money that defends the country, funds law enforcement, etc. is an ever decreasing part of the budget.
For example social security is 21%, medicare-medicaid-&-SCHIP 21%, interest on the debt 9% there’s 51% of the budget for entitlements! Add another 9% for “safety net programs” and all of this is before Zeros massive new health care entitlement kicks in. All the entitlements programs have to be paid first! Defense & security (Intel) is another 22%, salaries (basically running the government) is around 18%
Yes there are too many federal employees but they are not really the problem.


26 posted on 04/11/2010 6:33:06 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
Would prefer NO Predictions!

Expect anything; and be prepared for it. Count on Repub Victory; but keep the rhetoric 'down'. . .in this case; think saying nothing is more powerful.

27 posted on 04/11/2010 6:38:12 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

As always, winning isn’t enough. We need more than “Throw the bums out!” as a scheme.

We need to put alternatives in place that take care of the concerns of the public, but do not lead us down the path of governmental control.

There must be a vision to follow.

Our choice: Do we avoid pain? or do we approach pleasure?

In politics, running from pain will only lead us to more pain. We must have the pleasure of a workable policy, written down for the people to see, i sufficient time for them to debate it for real, instead of the vague discussion of the penumbras eminating from “The One’s” Head.


28 posted on 04/11/2010 6:42:22 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Forgiven_Sinner; All

Seems to be inline with Nate Silver’s (Dem) predictions at FiveThirtyEight.com. He’s predicting that Dems could lose 50+ seats in the House, maybe even as many as 79!

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2010/04/generic-ballot-points-toward-possible.html


29 posted on 04/11/2010 7:25:49 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction (LOLcat sez: "ObamaCare: Do Not Want!")
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
I predict the Republicans will get their asses handed to them on a platter in November 2010 and we will head even more rapidly into irretractable Marxism-Leninism as an economi nation and as a social system.

Provided:

a) they stay RINO and run as me-too, polite Moderates; and b) take the attitude such as in this article that they are going to "predict" (sic) a "gain" (sic) of "56" (sic) seats. This is all up to GOD, and comes down to our resolve and humbleness, and also hours and hours of shoe leather being worn out by troops on the ground, many of them by average people NEVER BEFORE involved in precinct politics before, coming in from the masses of the Tea Party and under a drafted Compact by the NEW Republican Party that commits it to killing once and for all "Compasssionate Conservatism", and returning to Ronald Reagan and TRUE CONSERVATISM.

Seven months is a long, long way way, and the Democrats are going to CREAM US at the POLLS if these warnings are not heeded and this self-assured, arrogant, boastful, pride-filled, overassured smug talk continues. We had better run like we are in for a whipping by Obama even worse than he gave us in 2008.


30 posted on 04/11/2010 8:28:16 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (2012 Prediction! Pres. Biden vs. Fmr. SOS Clinton....with Fmr. Pres. Obama still in mental rehab)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner
I'd like to see a sunset law applied to every federal register regulation published by an executive branch department. If, after 2 or 3 years, it does not pass congress, it's gone. The clock starts on previously published regulations as soon as the sunset law passes.
31 posted on 04/11/2010 8:50:50 PM PDT by kitchen (One battle rifle for each person, and a spare for each pair.)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

It all depends on the laziness of the obamatrons. This next election, there should be fewer of these losers voting, so there is a chance to take a good many seats, but again, pie in the sky for 40-60 seats.


32 posted on 04/11/2010 9:40:33 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

From his lips to God’s ears.


33 posted on 04/11/2010 10:44:57 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: screaminsunshine; All
We have to put the Kibosh on all the crap they will try to rush through before we throw them out. This is blatant government vs. the people.

WHAT CAN WE DO??? What can we do if they push through Amnesty and other items on their Socialist Agenda like they did Obama's Health Care? What can we do?
I feel so helpless; I'm down for a friggin' Revolution.

34 posted on 04/11/2010 10:51:21 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: no dems

You may not realize it but you are revolting now. This is the counter revolution. Don’t give up the ship.


35 posted on 04/11/2010 11:06:44 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

It’s much better to yell about gaining 100 seats than to whisper about “maybe gaining 25 - if that’s okay with you mister media.”


36 posted on 04/12/2010 5:31:44 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: bwc2221; byteback
Tom Price is a good man. Pete Sessions, on the other hand, is an idiot.

But Steele said a few months ago that we can’t win.

OK....now were up to two idiots!

37 posted on 04/12/2010 8:59:25 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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