Pelosi Says Pro-Abortion Democrats Will "Absolutely" Keep House After Elections

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 15, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pelosi Says Pro-Abortion Democrats Will "Absolutely" Keep House After Elections

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 15
, 2010

Washington, DC ( — To hear pro-abortion House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tell it, she believes her pro-abortion colleagues will absolutely keep the House of Representatives following a 2010 general election that appears as if it will produce a landslide for pro-life candidates.

Republicans and political pundits say there is an outside chance the GOP will win back control of Congress from President Barack Obama’s political allies.

But Pelosi told a meeting of the Democratic caucus in the House yesterday that they will "absolutely" keep their hold on the Congressional chamber.

According to a report in The Hill, she touted “the caliber of our candidates” heading into the election.

“They know who they are and why they came to Congress,” she said. “They have won their districts before and they will win them again."

But one top Republican says he is confident key gubernatorial races in some states will drive up the turnout of pro-life and conservative voters who will help candidates for the House and Senate win their elections as well.

“Governors’ races drive turnout,” Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said, The Hill reported. “Usually, governors’ races are better funded, and they take a lot of the responsibility in the ground game.”

“There is a correlation between electing senators and electing governors,” he said. “It is a very high likelihood that if we don’t elect a Republican governor in a state, that we will not pick up a Senate seat. That rarely happens; in the last 20 years, it’s rarely happened. Those two are tied together — a lot.”

The political web site Real Clear Politics currently projects, based on the polling of House races it monitors, that Republicans have 205 seats locked up or leaning in their direction while Democrats have 193 they can likely count on to go their way.

That leaves 37 House races that will determine whether the House continues following Obama’s pro-abortion agenda or if Republicans will have a chance to try to mitigate some of the abortion funding Obama has required to be placed on the backs of the American people.

All but one of the tossup races are seats currently held by Democrats and RCP projects Republicans will likely pick up 30 seats, excluding the tossup races, and Democrats will pick up just three.


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