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Count House Speaker John Boehner among those Republicans who are thrilled with what the recent once-in-a-decade congressional redistricting means for their party.
In an interview with Politico, the Ohio Republican said the redrawn electoral maps give his party a "very strong foundation for the decade" and will make it "nearly impossible" for Democrats to win back control of the House this November. While optimism is part of any campaign season, Boehner went even further suggesting that it was "quite likely" that his party would be able to retain control of the lower chamber through at least the end of the decade.
"I think our freshman members are doing a good job preparing themselves for the upcoming election," Boehner said. "I would also note that redistricting across the country has helped those freshman members and others in tough seats who will now have better seats. So I think we’re in pretty strong shape for the year ahead."
You can read the full Politico story here.