Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday predicted a “tsunami” election for the GOP this fall.
But Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) quickly rebutted her Republican counterpart’s optimism heading into the midterms. Facing a hostile electorate and a president with dwindling approval ratings, she nevertheless insisted her party’s tech advantage coupled with the GOP’s tendency to nominate flawed candidates would help her party hold the line in the midterms.
Each party leader’s remarks came a year to the day after the RNC released its 2012 election autopsy report, titled the “Growth and Opportunity Project,” which outlined a series of recommendations from an RNC panel to correct the problems that led to the GOP’s unforeseen losses in 2012.
And they marked, for Republicans, a decidedly more favorable landscape and optimistic tone for the party’s chances this cycle. A devastating special election loss for Democrats in a bellwether Florida district last week, along with President Obama’s persistently low popularity and nagging difficulties with ObamaCare, have Republicans predicting monumental wins this November.
“I think we’re in for a tsunami-type election in 2014,” Priebus told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast on Tuesday.” My belief is, it’s going to be a very big win, especially at the U.S. Senate level, and we may add some seats in congressional races.”
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