Boehner (Evan Vucci/AP)
On Tuesday morning, Speaker of the House John Boehner downplayed the possibility of a victory for his party.
"When the results come in tonight we can be happy or we can be sad," Boehner told reporters. "We've got a great candidate in New York. But this is a very serious Democrat district, once represented by Anthony Weiner, also represented by Chuck Schumer, and also represented by Geraldine Ferraro. This is not a district that Republicans have any right to believe that we can win."
"Hope springs eternal," he added.