2012 us house elections

Nancy Pelosi: "Democrats have ‘excellent chance’ to take back House majority"

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Sunday that Democrats have a “very excellent chance” to retake the House majority in November, and characterized the day Republican Mitt Romney selected Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) as his vice presidential running mate as a “pivotal” one in the campaign.

Democrats need to net 25 seats to win back the majority. Pelosi, whose served as House speaker during the last Congress in which Democrats were in the majority declined to say Sunday whether she would run for House Democratic leader if her party falls short of taking back the majority.

h/t: Sean Sullivan at WaPo’s The Fix

#VA07: 'Baby Killer' And Racist Epithet Deface Campaign Offices Of Wayne Powell, Eric Cantor's Opponent

Vandals spray-painted the words “Baby Killer” on the campaign headquarters of Wayne Powell, the Democrat challenging Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and wrote “N*gger Lover” on a sign in front of another one of his offices, a Powell spokesman confirmed Saturday to The Huffington Post.

A tipster gave HuffPost a heads up on the incidents, and Powell campaign spokesman Brendan MacArthur confirmed the vandalism at the Midlothian and Henrico offices. MacArthur said the attacks happened Friday night and police departments in both counties have been alerted.

Campaign staffers discovered the attacks on Saturday morning. One staffer snapped a photo at the Midlothian office, where “Baby Killer” was painted on the exterior of the building. At the Henrico office, a Powell campaign sign was vandalized with the racist epithet.

H/T: Huffington Post