Nancy Pelosi Confident Of Retaking House of Representatives

H. Scott English

Washington D.C. - In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos this week, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a prediction that the Democratic Party would retake the House of Representatives in the November elections.

Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi,

"If the election were held today, you think the Democrats would win?"

Pelosi said,

"What he did say that was correct was that there are about 50 Republican seats in play. I would say 75. I feel pretty good about where we are,"

Democrats need to pick up 25 seats to regain control of the House.

Boehner told Stephanopoulos he felt "pretty good" about the GOP's chances of holding the House. He then commented,

"You never know what's gonna happen.”

Boehner said,

"I've never been shy about leading. But you know, leaders need followers. And we've got 89 brand-new members. We've got a pretty disparate caucus. It is hard to keep 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to get a bill passed."
"What I would like to see in this election is a recognition that we must reduce the role of money in campaigns. Move on to public financing of campaigns, overturn the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United and generally reduce the role of money in campaigns, increase the civility and elect more women into Congress."