Republicans avoiding election night celebration

Republicans could reclaim the majority in the House on election night, but that doesn't mean they'll be throwing a party to celebrate their wins.

House GOP Leader John Boehner, Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour (Miss.), and other party leaders will appear next Tuesday night for an event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., but the atmosphere won't necessarily be festive.

In a CNN story circulated by Boehner spokesman Don Seymour, an invitation to the event said it would be focused on "making calls, knocking on doors, [and] selling the fight."

 “This event is not a fundraiser, and it is not a ‘party’ — even if voters remove Democrats from power, you don't celebrate at a time when one in 10 Americans are out of work and our children's future is threatened by mountains of debt," NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain told CNN.

Even though election forecasters are predicting big wins for Republicans, party leaders have emphasized there is still more work to be done before they can claim victory.

Boehner has said there are as many as 100 seats in play in the House, but said this month that "we have a lot of work to do."