FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Election Day less than six weeks off, Democrats and Republicans d

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Election Day less than six weeks off, Democrats and Republicans d
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2012 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Election Day less than six weeks off, Democrats and Republicans dueling for House control are focusing on poll-tested themes to launch attacks on each other. Yet even as Republicans warily gauge the impact Mitt Romney’s recent campaign struggles might have on House races, the outlook seems essentially unchanged: Democrats may gain a few seats and perhaps do a bit better than was expected weeks ago, but seem unlikely to grab the added 25 seats they need to take over the chamber. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)