(WASHINGTON TIMES) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t a mathematician, but on Wednesday she shared with reporters an intricate arithmetical formula that shows a “very doable” path for Democrats to win back the House in the November elections.
Most political experts and race forecasters predict Democrats will pick up up only a handful of the 25 seats needed to recapture the chamber from Republicans. But the California Democrat, while speaking at a breakfast news briefing Wednesday sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, said the task is “very doable.” And her victory plan hinges on the 63 Republican-held seats won by President Obama four years ago.
Of the 18 Obama-won seats also carried by 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Mrs. Pelosi says her party should win at least 12.
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