Brian Walsh

Several months ago, we, here at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), began an earnest effort to lay out our argument for why Republicans could and should win the majority this November.  As part of that effort, we have offered 96 race-specific columns about why the Republican candidate can win on November 2nd. With new opportunities emerging in every region of this country each week, we could go even further in expanding our “Race of the Day” columns.  However, I believe it’s now more important to focus broadly on what we can do together to make sure we win this November.

Why now? 

Today marks 39 days until Election Day.  We have just 39 days to win at least 39 seats, retire Nancy Pelosi and to begin to put our nation back on track.

We have come a long way since Election Day 2008 – in fact we have come a long way since Time proclaimed that Republicans were an endangered species on their May 18, 2009 cover. Now less than six weeks before Election Day, political handicappers and pundits are proclaiming Nancy Pelosi’s majority is in jeopardy:

·          “We are revising our House forecast to a Republican gain of at least 40 seats, the minimum to give them majority status, and very possibly substantially more.” - Cook Political Report

·          “Republicans seem poised for a big year, with gains most likely now in the 37-42 seat range (they need 39 for a majority). However, we believe that substantially larger gains are also possible, depending on whether Democratic voters get more motivated between now and November, potentially into the 45-55 seat range. Democratic control of the House is in great danger.” - Rothenberg Political Report

·          “Republicans have a good chance to win the House by picking up as many as 47 seats, net” - Larry Sabato

Now, Democrats are on the defensive and running away from their records, their Speaker, their party and the reckless agenda they supported over these last two years.  Why else do you think over 40% candidates in the DCCC’s Red to Blue program are Democrats running in Democrat-held open seats?

Whether these predictions hold true on November 2nd is up to you.    

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is the Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.