Thursday, October 4, 2012
Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) says Democrats will capture the House in November, but her troops don’t seem to be buying it.
With just over a month until Election Day, Democratic lawmakers, lobbyists and aides are showing little of the eager anticipation they had six years ago, when they knocked Republicans out of power.
Unlike in 2006, there are no upper-level leadership races brewing, nor are efforts under way to review and revise caucus rules. Fundraisers touting future committee chairmen, which were common ahead of the ’06 midterm, are notably absent, as are policy agendas for a hypothetical Democratic majority.