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In case you missed it, DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján outlined in a memo to staff and members this week why the House is undoubtedly in play in 2018. This is the first time Luján has said this since becoming Chairman in 2015.
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — The chairman of House Democrats’ campaign arm said Wednesday that control of the House is in play for the 2018 midterm elections, a statement that comes in the wake of a disappointing loss for Democrats in Georgia.
Last night’s results in Georgia were disappointing – we wanted to win and left everything on the field. Despite the loss, we have a lot to be proud of. The margin was close in this deep red district, and Jon Ossoff pushed the race to the limit in both the primary and runoff by impressively mobilizing the base and persuading independents and moderate Republicans. We will carry those key lessons forward in order to compete in districts as Republican-leaning as Georgia, and also the dozens of districts on our battlefield that are much more competitive.
In the wake of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján declared the House majority would be up for grabs in 2016.