Boehner on 2012 House elections: Democrats have a ‘one-in-three chance’ of winning

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

In what he called a "frank" interview Monday, House Speaker John Boehner, Republican from Ohio, said there's a "one-in-three chance" that Democrats could take control of the House of Representatives in the next election.

"I would say that there is a two-in-three chance that we win control of the House again," Boehner said during a Fox News interview Monday night, "but there's a one-in-three chance that we could lose and I'm being myself, frank."

Lawmakers, especially those in leadership positions, are rarely this candid about their thoughts on their party's odds.

Republicans won a majority in the chamber in 2010 after four years of Democratic control. Democrats need to net 25 seats to take back the House.

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