John Boehner: ‘1 In 3 Chance’ Republicans Lose Control Of House

Source: Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) admitted there’s a “1 in 3” chance that the Republicans will lose their majority in the House of Representatives in an interview to be aired Tuesday on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“I would say that there is a 2 in 3 chance that we win control of the House again. But there’s a 1 in 3 chance that we could lose. And I’m being myself, frank, we’ve got a big challenge and we’ve got work to do,” he said Monday to Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.

Expanding on tough races, Boehner said, “We have 50 of our members in tough races; 89 freshmen running for their first re-elections. And we have 32 districts that are in states where there is no presidential campaign going to be run, no big Senate race and we call these orphan districts.”

He went on, “You take 18 of them — California, Illinois and New York, where you know we’re not likely to do well at the top of the ticket — and those districts are frankly pretty vulnerable.”

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