ABC News’ Devin Dwyer (@devindwyer) reports: Six months after Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz thinks voters have seen enough and are ready to return Democrats to power.
“The election results of the past two weeks of special elections really bode well for Democrats chances up and down the ticket in 2012,” the Florida congresswoman told reporters today.
The election last week of an African-American Democratic mayor in Jacksonville, Fla., a staunchly conservative city; a Democratic state representative in a conservative New Hampshire district; and a Democratic U.S. representative from the solidly-red 26th district of New York are all indicators Democrats have momentum, she said.
“All of those elections turned on the hardcore, radical, right-wing agenda that the Republicans have given us a preview of if they were given total control of all branches of government,” Schultz said. “And the voters have resoundingly rejected those overtures, their agenda.”
“The reason that we believe that this is an indicator that we will continue to make progress and retake majority of the House and reelect the president is that the voters got a glimpse of what it would be like under Republican control,” Schultz added. “And they don’t like it.”