Steny Hoyer Doubts Democratic Takeover of House

Posted: Sep 30, 2016 9:45 AM
Steny Hoyer Doubts Democratic Takeover of House

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) is hopeful Democrats will pick up a handful of seats in November's House elections, but stopped short of predicting a complete takeover.

“It is not beyond the realm of possibility that we take back the House if there’s a wave election created," he told reporters on Thursday. "Right now, we don’t see that."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also downplayed expectations, simply telling reporters it's too early to tell.

The last time Republicans had the opportunity to take the House, they didn't waste it.

The Democrats have a much better shot at retaking the Senate, but over the summer Guy analyzed how even that outcome may be in jeopardy.