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Pelosi: Dems will take Congress, WH in ’16

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted a Democratic sweep in 2016.

If Republicans keep the House in November, Pelosi said they wouldn’t hold their majority for long.

{mosads}“Their days are numbered. I know that in two years, I know we’ll have a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president,” she told reporters at her weekly press conference.

“I’d like it to be in two months,” she added.

Asked if she was conceding that Republicans would hold the House in November’s midterms, Pelosi insisted, “No, I’m not.” 

“I think we’ll do okay,” said Pelosi, who was headed to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to discuss the elections.

Pelosi compared November’s midterms to the Olympics, in which the final result can come down to a matter of inches or seconds.

“Five weeks from today, we can have no regrets,” she said. 

Pelosi slammed the GOP agenda and Republicans’ governing tactics.

“They have no ideas. They have nothing to offer the American people in terms of job creation, financial stability, lowering the cost of education, raising the minimum wage, stopping their tax breaks for their friends to send jobs overseas,” she said. 

Pelosi said voters weren’t responding to the GOP agenda.

“We’ve out-mobilized them; we’ve out-recruited them; we’ve outraised them to a shameful extent. They’re desperate,” she said.

— This story was updated at 2:27 p.m.

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