Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Republican view from the trenches

I had beer with a good guy from my small group at church who works for a Republican House member. His Legistlative Director came into the staff meeting yesterday and declared that Republicans will lose the House. This is hardly earth-shaking news as it has been the conventional wisdom for a week or so, but it is further evidence that Democrats are mounting an effective campaign.

My buddy's boss isn't going to lose his seat (won re-election with 91% of the vote in '04), but a few people in the office will. Democrats will take control of the committees and Republican committee staffers are the first casualty.