Why Republicans Won’t Win The House Back

Posted by | July 12, 2010 10:15 | Filed under: Top Stories

Even though White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said it’s possible the GOP could win the House, First Read points out why it’s unlikely. (h/t Political Wire)

  1. Unlike in ’94, the Republican Party has a fav/unfav score that’s no better (and sometimes event worse) than the Dem Party’s;
  2. Unlike in ’94, the GOP isn’t necessarily running on new ideas or even with many new faces;
  3. The National Republican Congressional Committee has a HUGE financial disadvantage compared with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the RNC’s political/fundraising troubles won’t be able to make up the difference; and
  4. Winning 39 seats is a tall order. After all, when Democrats won back the House in 2006 — during the height of violence in Iraq and after Hurricane Katrina — they picked up 30 House seats. The GOP will need almost 10 more than that.

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