Strategists Say ‘No’ to Wave Year for Republicans

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Sept. 2, 2014, 7:21 a.m.

Strategists from both parties say Re­pub­lic­ans are look­ing at a five- or six-seat gain and are be­ing held back by a lack of cash and the party’s poor im­age fol­low­ing last year’s shut­down. Re­pub­lic­ans are con­cerned about weak cam­paigns by Reps. Steve South­er­land (R-FL 02) and Lee Terry (R-NE 02) as well as state House Del­eg­ate Bar­bara Com­stock (R-VA) in what should be fa­vor­able con­di­tions. And they’re con­vinced they’ll be out­spent by Demo­crats. Demo­crats are par­tic­u­larly wor­ried about Reps. Bill En­yart (D-IL 12) and Car­ol Shea-Port­er (D-NH 01). (Politico)


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