Republicans Positioned To Take House
WASHINGTON—Republicans are positioned to wrest control of the House in this week’s elections, the wind at their backs as they reach to capture the 40 seats they need to claim the majority – and potentially many more.
Democratic candidates face a poisonous cocktail of public disenchantment with the economy, disappointment in President Barack Obama and tea party-fueled grassroots anger at government.
The Democratic lawmakers seen as most at risk of losing their seats include Steve Driehaus and Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio. They’re both freshmen who were elected with Obama and voted for key elements of his agenda.
Some three-dozen Democratic incumbents were in peril in dead-even races, including first-term Rep. John Boccieri of Ohio.