House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to keep the House.
The influential Democratic leader of California boldly declared at a Colorado event that the party would defy the odds and retain control of the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections.
“We have every intention of keeping the house,” Pelosi declared. “And the road to victory runs right through Colorado.”
Pelosi, who appeared in Boulder alongside Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), said it would be a waste of his talents to serve in the minority if Republicans reclaim the House in November.
“We wish him the best,” Pelosi remarked on Wednesday. “And that means serving in the majority, which is exactly what we intend to do.”
Because of redistricting, Colorado gained a seat in 2020. The new swing seat race between Democratic state Rep. Yadira Caraveo and Republican state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer favors the Republicans.
It’s the kind of seat Democrats would need to win to keep control of the House.
Pelosi emphasized the need for diverse Democratic candidates such as Neguse and Caraveo, who would be the first Latina to serve in Congress from Colorado.
According to political experts, Republicans remain heavy favorites to win the House.
To do so, the Republicans must flip fewer than ten seats, and they have picked up several safe seats in redistricting battles from coast to coast.
Historically, the party of the reigning president loses a considerable number of House seats in their first midterm election.
Democrats hope they can buck the trend since the overall political climate has moved in their favor recently, significantly since the conservative Supreme Court cut back abortion rights.
President Biden has also secured several political victories, including the passage of his long-stalled Inflation Reduction Act package, which includes climate change expenditures and a prescription medicine cost-cutting plan.
Since then, pro-choice Democrats have surpassed expectations in special elections, sometimes considered barometers of the political climate.
Rep.-elect Pat Ryan defeated Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado in his old NY-19 seat, and Democrat Mary Peltola defeated Sarah Palin in Alaska’s at-large seat.
On the other hand, the Senate is expected to remain in Democratic hands, as numerous battleground state elections now favor the party.