Robert Gibbs claims Republicans can win the House

The White House press secretary acknowledges a possible Democratic, Obama defeat


Associated Press
July 11, 2010 9:38PM (UTC)

President Barack Obama's chief spokesman says it's possible that Democrats could lose their majority in the House this fall.

Press secretary Robert Gibbs says there's no doubt that enough seats are in play for Republicans to take control. Gibbs says the outcome of the fall vote will depend on whether Democrats wage strong campaigns.

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Gibbs is echoing points that Obama has made political fundraisers this summer -- that GOP apologies to oil giant BP and complaints about tighter Wall Street rules show how Republicans would govern.

Gibbs appeared Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's chief spokesman says it's possible that Democrats could lose their majority in the House this fall.

He says there's no doubt that enough seats are in play for Republicans to take control. Gibbs says the outcome of the fall vote will depend on whether Democrats wage strong campaigns.

Gibbs is echoing points that Obama has made political fundraisers this summer -- that GOP apologies to oil giant BP and complaints about tighter Wall Street rules show how Republicans would govern.

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Gibbs appeared Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."


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