Democrats hoping to gain majority in the House

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Three months away from the mid-term elections, Democrats are vying for control in the House, hoping to take advantage of the wave of Republican incumbents retiring. 

“There’s over 111 districts that we’ve identified as the most competitive districts in America. There’s positive data and polling that shows many of our Democratic candidates ahead of Republican incumbents,” Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said. 

Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

He points to Pew Research numbers from April that showed 38 Republicans leaving the House by choice after this year marks the most for the GOP since 1930. 

Historically, the president’s party tends to lose seats in midterm elections, but President Donald Trump has been out rallying the vote. 

Over the weekend, he spoke at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Ohio, stressing the need for support in November. 

“I mean, the fact is we need more Republicans, people say we have a majority, we don’t really have. The majority in the Senate, we have one person not voting, you know, not around to vote. I don’t know, he’s not voting, so we have 50,” President Trump said at a rally in Ohio. 

The president referenced Republican Sen. John McCain who is battling brain cancer. 

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