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Steny Hoyer confident Dems will hold House of Representatives
Politico ^ | 09/08/2010 | Richard Cohen

Posted on 09/08/2010 9:08:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Amid a barrage of bad campaign news and polls, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) remained upbeat as he continues his recess appearances for vulnerable Democratic members.

“Our candidates are energized and not hanging their tails between their legs. They are confident,” he told POLITICO from Colorado, where he campaigned Tuesday with Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.), who is one of the most vulnerable Democratic members of Congress.

His appearance with Markey carried an additional message because she was one of four House Democrats whom The New York Times on Sunday mentioned are in races that “could quickly move out of their reach.”

Calling the article “inaccurate,” he added that he will be appearing in Ohio on Thursday for Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio), and that Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) led by 3 points in his own poll early this summer. The Times listed Kilroy and Kratovil —along with Markey and Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.)—as possible early victims of Democrats “triage.”

“There is not a member that we don’t think can win,” Hoyer said. In particular, he emphasized that his home-state colleague Kratovil “won’t be dropped” by Democratic leaders, despite the fact that political pundits list him as one of their most endangered members.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said the Times “erroneously suggests that the DCCC has decided not to allocate resources to specific campaigns. That simply is not the case.”

Hoyer conceded that Democrats are struggling with the effects of bad economic news, especially the high jobless number that was reported at 9.6 percent last Friday. “The unemployment number is troubling, to say the least,” he said, though he added that the economy has been creating new jobs.

He also lamented as a sign of low public confidence the $1.8 trillion in reserves that are being held by American companies.

But he left no doubt that of his continued confidence that Democrats will retain House control in November. “The context is very tough. You have to be asleep not to understand that.” But his party will prevail because they have “great candidates,” he added.

Hoyer challenged recent suggestions that House Republicans are on a roll. “If I were a Republican, I would not be sanguine that the public is happy with me….We still hold the lead in polls on who do you like. We haven’t led the generic polls because the public wants change.”

During the recess, Hoyer has appeared at local events with at least 20 Democratic members.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; stenyhoyer

1 posted on 09/08/2010 9:08:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Was the crack-pipe still in Steny’s mouth when he uttered such a musing?


2 posted on 09/08/2010 9:09:23 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: SeekAndFind

Positioning himself to be the next commanding general of the losing army..


3 posted on 09/08/2010 9:09:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (The meek shall inherit the earth, but no way Kendrick Meek beats Marco Rubio)
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To: OldDeckHand

If he believed otherwise, do you think he would be honest about it?


4 posted on 09/08/2010 9:10:13 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: SeekAndFind
“There is not a member that we don’t think can win,”

Cocaines' a hell of a drug.
5 posted on 09/08/2010 9:10:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind
“Our candidates are energized and not hanging their tails between their legs. They are confident,”

What a load!

6 posted on 09/08/2010 9:11:34 AM PDT by avacado
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To: SeekAndFind

What is the approval rating of Nazi Pelosi’s enforcer?


7 posted on 09/08/2010 9:12:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind
"Our candidates are energized and not hanging their tails between their legs."

So, he is admitting that Democrats have tails?

8 posted on 09/08/2010 9:14:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Paladin2

1 divided by 0.


9 posted on 09/08/2010 9:14:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”


10 posted on 09/08/2010 9:15:02 AM PDT by IamConservative (Two wrongs don't make a right, but you might get even.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Steny Hoyer confident Dems will hold House of Representatives

Steny is in the 12 step program and is currently in the denial stage.....


11 posted on 09/08/2010 9:15:23 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SeekAndFind

Hoyer is FOS!


12 posted on 09/08/2010 9:15:25 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: SeekAndFind

Just keep on sayin’ that.... we do not mind at all.


13 posted on 09/08/2010 9:15:52 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Welcome to "The Hunt for Red November".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Steny is delusional. There are no democrats running campaign ads promoting Obamacare. The socialist’s signature issue is radioactive among voters.

Epic fail.


14 posted on 09/08/2010 9:16:37 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Steny, think Speaker of the House Dick Gephardt. It sucks to be a looser, but it must really suck to be the suckup to the looser of the House. Shoosh.


15 posted on 09/08/2010 9:17:24 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: SeekAndFind
His appearance with Markey carried an additional message because she was one of four House Democrats whom The New York Times on Sunday mentioned are in races that “could quickly move out of their reach.”

The message is, "we're conceding this race" -- because Democrats in a competitive race sure as hell don't want the Dem House leadership campaigning with them!

16 posted on 09/08/2010 9:18:45 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: IamConservative
“Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

Let him go.......he's on a roll.

17 posted on 09/08/2010 9:19:32 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Crichton

Where is that pic of him holding Nancy’s purse?

It’s a pictorial of his latest diatribe.


18 posted on 09/08/2010 9:20:12 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Puppage
Steny is saying that, while the this election is a sharp instrument, the voters in his mind are blind.


19 posted on 09/08/2010 9:22:49 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
There are no democrats running campaign ads promoting Obamacare. The socialist’s signature issue is radioactive among voters.

Even liberal writers in my local paper are calling my marxist congressman a liar.
20 posted on 09/08/2010 9:24:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeekAndFind

Hold this, Stinky!....


21 posted on 09/08/2010 9:24:52 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

Loser. But it’s easy to convince a bunch of spiral eyed, hopey, changey, greenshirt dopes!


22 posted on 09/08/2010 9:25:03 AM PDT by albie
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To: Perdogg

Exactly. They never tell the truth. Truth won’t work for them.


23 posted on 09/08/2010 9:25:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind
The most reliable indicator of midterm results is intrade.

Republican House control: 70%

Republican Senate control: 29%

Hoyer is spinning

24 posted on 09/08/2010 9:27:50 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: SeekAndFind
Just so you all know...Markey has a campaign ad out...

She is running against...George W Bush...according to the ad, at least...

She claims to have lowered taxes, but voted for Obamacare...

...she'll have a new nickname on November 3:

toast

25 posted on 09/08/2010 9:28:35 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's all be honest here....the real campaign has just begun.

Even harry reid....who, according to most of the folks on this site was "dead and buried" in the first quarter of the year - - - "barely alive" in the second quarter of the year - - - and who is now running at the very least "neck and neck" with his challenger and who some polls are picking to be a clear winner....should give us a very sobering shock. If reid - with all the real damage he's done can't be beat....then the Senate will stay in the hands of the dems.

At this point in time, the rinos have won absolutely nothing.

Polls mean little if anything. For every poll showing a given "direction", there is another one to be referenced that shows just the opposite direction.

Work hard....stay the course....remain firm....do your best to convince others....and let the big poll coming on November 2nd be your only poll.

IMHO

26 posted on 09/08/2010 9:28:41 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'")
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To: SeekAndFind
"Amid a barrage of bad campaign news and polls, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) remained upbeat".... These assclowns are to funny!...Just stand right where you are Stinky, between the two rails....
27 posted on 09/08/2010 9:28:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Poison Pill

RE: The most reliable indicator of midterm results is intrade.


Has anybody ever done a study on how accurate this trading site has been in terms of predicting winners 2 months before an election ? Just curious.


28 posted on 09/08/2010 9:31:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Message to voters from all states: Vote Republican, or be stuck with an ineffective, out-of-touch minority mutt like Steny.


29 posted on 09/08/2010 9:33:47 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Fresh Wind

DOGS!!


30 posted on 09/08/2010 9:33:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Call me when your shuttle lands steny.


31 posted on 09/08/2010 9:36:18 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: IamConservative
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

How about Japanese?

32 posted on 09/08/2010 9:48:24 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t think so Steny. You’re going to lose to Charles Lollar.

http://www.lollarforcongress.com/


33 posted on 09/08/2010 9:50:09 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Smoking crack and shooting meth will make a person just as stupid as this pos degenerate.

LLS

34 posted on 09/08/2010 9:54:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: True Grit

It was a John Belushi quote from the movie “1942”.

LLS


35 posted on 09/08/2010 10:02:16 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: cripplecreek
Cocaines' a hell of a drug.

Wonder how many here got that reference? LOL

I'm Rick James B*@ch!

36 posted on 09/08/2010 10:02:30 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: LibLieSlayer

It was “Animal House”.


37 posted on 09/08/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT by jslade
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To: LibLieSlayer

It was “Animal House”.


38 posted on 09/08/2010 10:04:28 AM PDT by jslade
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To: LibLieSlayer

No, it was in Animal House that Belushi said this after Delta Tau Chis were all kicked out Faber and Otter came in the frat house all beat up.


39 posted on 09/08/2010 10:16:03 AM PDT by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: Perdogg

If he believed otherwise, do you think he would be honest about it?

Exactly.


40 posted on 09/08/2010 10:53:19 AM PDT by DOGEY
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To: SeekAndFind

"Our voter fraud operation is fully operational. Watch us as we demonstrate it on the innocent electorate in a few short weeks."
41 posted on 09/08/2010 11:16:29 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: SeekAndFind

I honestly believe that the only way the GOP does not re-take the house is if the election is somehow suspended. Perhaps this is what Steny is hinting at.


42 posted on 09/08/2010 12:59:48 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (If Pelosi were Pope abortion would be a sacrament.)
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To: samanella

Thanks for the heads up... I knew it was from Belushi... at least I got that right.

LLS


43 posted on 09/08/2010 6:37:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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