After an August recess tour that included stops in 17 battleground districts around the country, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) returned to Capitol Hill confident that predictions of a lost majority are premature.
In an interview Monday, the man who carries on his shoulders the hopes of a continued Democratic House hit Republicans for being too confident and promised a voter enthusiasm-builder/turnout effort bigger than anything the party has done before.
He attacked Republicans for being too cozy with lobbyists as they “plan their agenda” and used the now-customary line that the GOP wants to cut Medicare and privatize Social Security.
In leveling his attacks on the GOP, Van Hollen almost seems to be looking for any contrast he can with seven weeks to go before the election.
“The Republicans would like the election to not be about them at all,” he said. “And the fact of the matter is elections are about making a choice.”