GOP woos K Street with Robert Gibbs’s words

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Republicans are seizing on White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’s admission Sunday that Democrats could lose their House majority to send an unambiguous message to Washington’s lobbyist community: The train is leaving the station, and it’s time to get on board.

For months, GOP officials have been making the case to donors and anybody else who will listen that they have a real chance to capture the 39 seats needed to reclaim the House. And Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), a close ally of House Minority Leader John Boehner who was tasked to “sell the fight,” has been making the case at a regular Thursday meeting of the National Republican Congressional Committee and Republican-leaning lobbyists.

But it’s one thing for the Republican member of Congress whose job it is to make the pitch and something entirely different when one of President Barack Obama’s closest advisers says it so plainly.

Full story: GOP woos K Street with Robert Gibbs’s words – Jonathan Martin – POLITICO.com