RACE FOR THE HOUSE

Pelosi: It Was an Ebb, Not a Wave

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Nov. 12, 2014, 5:12 a.m.

House Minor­ity Lead­er Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 12) denied in an in­ter­view that there was a Re­pub­lic­an “wave” this year. “I do not be­lieve what happened the oth­er night is a wave,” she said. “There was no wave of ap­prov­al for the Re­pub­lic­ans. I wish them con­grat­u­la­tions, they won the elec­tion, but there was no wave of ap­prov­al for any­body. There was an ebbing, an ebb tide, for us.”

Pelosi said she would once again run for minor­ity lead­er, say­ing she “would have thought about leav­ing” if Demo­crats had won. “It’s al­ways time for fresh lead­er­ship, but my mem­bers have asked me to stay,” she said. “If they want me to stay, I stay. If they don’t want me to stay, I won’t stay.” (Politico)

GA-12 HAD THE MOST ADS. The race in Geor­gia’s 12th Dis­trict, in which Rep. John Bar­row (D) lost to Rep.-elect Rick Al­len (R), had more TV ads than any oth­er House race: 32,526 in total. The rest of the top eight were: Flor­ida’s 2nd Dis­trict, Ari­zona’s 2nd Dis­trict, West Vir­gin­ia’s 3rd Dis­trict, Montana’s at-large dis­trict, Ari­zona’s 1st Dis­trict, Cali­for­nia’s 52nd Dis­trict, and Illinois’s 12th Dis­trict.

Na­tion­ally, the Demo­crat­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Com­mit­tee ran more ads than the Na­tion­al Re­pub­lic­an Con­gres­sion­al Com­mit­tee, 64,210 to 55,960. (Bloomberg)

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