Democrats must face reality over the possibility of gaining—and even saving—seats in the House. The only question that remains is how many seats the GOP will add to its majority. The AP,
Three weeks to Nov. 4, the House outlook remains bright for the GOP as national Democrats bail on once-promising opportunities in Virginia and Colorado, canceling television advertising to shift money to efforts to save vulnerable incumbents in Democratic-leaning states such as California and Illinois. Democrats also are transferring some of the cash to races where they stand a better chance…
Republicans count open seats in Utah and North Carolina as easy pick-ups, and are bullish in upstate New York, where three-term Democratic Rep. Bill Owens is retiring and Democrats have cut spending. Party officials give the edge to Republican Elise Stefanik, a former aide in George W. Bush’s White House who, if elected, would be the youngest member of Congress at age 30.
Beyond those races, the Republicans have a long list of potential seats that they could pick up, including one in West Virginia, where 19-term Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall is trying to survive a GOP wave. Republicans are also optimistic about two seats in Arizona, a San Diego-area seat in California and a suddenly competitive open seat in Maine.