RNC Chair Priebus predicts 2014 Republican 'tsunami'

Posted by William Douglas on March 18, 2014 

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus Tuesday didn't merely predict that 2014 would be a wave election for Republican candidates. He predicted a political tsunami.

Speaking to reporters at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor, Priebus said 'I think we're in for a tsunami-type election in 20014' powered largely by Republicans winning six Senate seats to regain control of that chamber.

'My belief is, it's going to be a very big win, especially at the U.S. Senate level, and we may add some seats in congressional races,' he told reporters. 'But I need to and we need to at the RNC level make sure that we can capture the positives and the benefits we've been able to provide in 2014 and build on that to have success in 2016, which is a very different type of election.'

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who's the Democratic National Committee chair, scoffed at Priebus's prediction.

'Well, I really hope that my counterpart remains bullish and believes Democrats are in the dumps,' she said Tuesday. 'They were predicting up to hours before the polls closed on election day in 2012 that we would be inaugurating President Mitt Romney, too. So their prediction accuracy isn't exactly on the mark of late.'





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