Liberal Senator Says Democrats Can’t Win House In 2016
Over the weekend at a local county annual Democratic dinner, former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold (D) conceded to a group of supporters that the Democrats have no shot at winning the House in at least four or six years.
SEN. FEINGOLD: “We know we’re not going to win the House this time – we can do it in the next couple – four years, six years.”
SEN. FEINGOLD: “We need four [Democratic Senators] in order to have the majority in the United States Senate. We have a Democrat President and if something really bad happens then we would need five [Democratic Senators] if we had a Republican President, because you know in the Senate, as Al Gore used to say, whenever he voted, we’d win because the Vice President breaks the tie. So that’s critical. And I think that everybody has to remember even if we get a Democratic President, the President doesn’t have a sympathetic United States Senate. We know we’re not going to win the House this time – we can do it in the next couple – four years, six years. But the President won’t have anything to work with.”
One year out from the 2016 election, more and more prominent Democrats are agreeing that the House is totally out of reach for their party. First it was the members of House leadership admitting to an early defeat, now it’s a longtime Democratic Senator.