Skip to main content

View Diary: Democratic Super PAC goes on offense against 10 House Republicans (45 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  We need 17 to take back the house. n/t (4+ / 0-)

    If you listen to fools, the Mob Rules

    by CO Democrat on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:30:29 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Okay, I'm dumb. (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      JamieG from Md, ColoTim

      I knew the 17 number and divided it by 2. So, I looked it up before I appeared any more stupid. The House presently has 200 Dems and 232 Repukes. There are 3 vacancies: Tim Scott (R-SC), JoAnn Emerson (R-MO), and Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). Assuming those vacant seats are filled by someone of the existing party (that's probably a good guess), the division would then be 201 Dems and 234 Repukes. Which brings us back to your figure: We need 17 to take back the House.

      Thank you for the face palm.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site