Amid mounting losses, Van Hollen says outcome 'far from over'

With Republican victories mounting, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, took to the airwaves to warn prognosticators not to count his party out.

"We saw a very healthy Democratic turnout in the early vote," Van Hollen told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Tuesday evening. "And today, we are seeing a higher-than-projected Democratic turnout around the country. So this thing is far from over."

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The Maryland Democrat said those predicting a "political energy deficit" on the part of Democrats have gotten things wrong.

"The fact of the matter is we are not seeing that right now on the ground," he said.

The comments came as Republicans — who need to steal 39 seats from Democrats to take the House — were gaining on that figure.