Cantor: GOP will retake the House in November

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Monday, July 12, 2010; 4:11 PM

By Matt DeLong House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) boldly predicted his party will retake control of the House of Representatives during an appearance Monday on CNBC. "I think we're going to retake the House, as Mr. Gibbs suggested yesterday from the White House." Cantor said."That's going to change the dynamic for sure." He later added: "When we regain the House, because I do think that we'll retake the majority, the president will have to deal with us." Cantor was referring to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' admission Sunday that "there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control." Though he is angling to succeed Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as House speaker, House Minority Leader John Boehner's (R-Ohio) recent midterm predictions have been a bit more reserved than those of his lieutenant. In an interview last month with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, House Minority Robert Gibbs - Nancy Pelosi - Republican - White House - John Boehner


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