“Nancy Pelosi’s goal is to win 25 seats. Here’s how she thinks it can happen”
by Ed O’Keefe
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told The Washington Post Tuesday that her goal is to win 25 seats this November — a bold statement given that historical trends suggest that the party of a sitting president usually loses seats in the sixth year of his term.
Political forecasters generally agree that Republicans will expand their majority in November. Even The Washington Post’s Election Lab predicted Tuesday that Republicans have a 99 percent chance of retaining control of the House.
Democrats need to hold on to the seats they currently control and win another 17 in order to win the majority. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, responsible for electing more Democrats to the House, lists about 35 seats they’d like to flip from “red to blue,” so even Pelosi’s goal is more modest than her own campaign committee.
Which seats does Pelosi think Democrats can win? How will Democrats do it? She click to read