Do the Democrats have a chance of taking back the House in 2014?
As the midterm elections map begins to take shape, “Top Line” sat down with two political minds from opposing parties to get their predictions for the year ahead in politics: Former Texas Rep. Martin Frost, who chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and former New York Rep. Thomas Reynolds, who chaired the National Republican Congressional Committee.
“No,” Frost replied when asked if this is the year the Democrats take back the House of Representatives.
Both former congressmen offered advice for the candidates of their respective parties now revving up campaign efforts.
Reynolds expects the midterms to be largely a referendum on the Obama administration, but, in agreement with Frost, cautioned Republicans from planning to simply “ride the Obamacare horse the entire year.”
“I think you ride it for as long as you can ride it,” Reynolds said. “And if it subsides, they better be on some new issues on whatRead More »from Redrawing the map: The 2014 races that will tip the political balance