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RNC Chairman Doubts the GOP Will Win Back the House

By The Hill, The Hill - January 5, 2010

RNC Chairman Michael Steele said Monday night that he doesn't think Republicans will win control of the House in 2010 .

Asked by Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel whether he believes the GOP is going to take over the House, the chairman of the Republican National Committee responded, "Not this year."

Pressed on his prediction, Steele later said, "I don't know yet."

Steele said, "We're going to see, I think, nice pickups in the House," but added it is difficult to provide a number because it is still early in the 2010 cycle.

RELATED ARTICLES Steele: GOP 'screwed up' after Reagan Other Republicans, including House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) and House Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), have expressed more optimism about the chances the GOP will retake the lower chamber this year.

Hannity urged Steele on Monday night to draft a new Contract with America before the November elections.

Steele did not completely commit to a new contract, but said, "I think you're going to a see a definitive document with clear definitions of who we are."

Source: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/74277-rnc-chairman-doubts-gop-will-win-back-house-in-2010 The contents of this site are © 2010 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsisiary of News Communications, Inc. Comments (1)OOOH ANOTHER 'PROMISE' EVERY POLITICIAN WILL BREAK AT THE DROP OF A NICKEL TO THEIR COFFERYEA SHAUN - THAT'LL MAKE IT ALL BETTER (you realize it's thinking they'd do the 'right thing' that got us here right Shaun - they were GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND DID NOT!!!!which makes all of washington guilty of breakin their FIRST CONTRACT WITH US)SO GROW UP AND GET REAL!!!!BY GREGG on 01/05/2010 at 09:00Add Comment

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Steele said, "We're going to see, I think, nice pickups in the House," but added it is difficult to provide a number because it is still early in the 2010 cycle.

RELATED ARTICLES Steele: GOP 'screwed up' after Reagan Other Republicans, including House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) and House Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), have expressed more optimism about the chances the GOP will retake the lower chamber this year.

Hannity urged Steele on Monday night to draft a new Contract with America before the November elections.

Steele did not completely commit to a new contract, but said, "I think you're going to a see a definitive document with clear definitions of who we are."

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