Charlie Cook: I’ll be sacking groceries if Democrats retain House

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Veteran election handicapper Charlie Cook left no doubt Wednesday that he believes a large wave will sweep Republicans into control of the House next week.

The founder of the Cook Political Report said he will be “sacking groceries” if Democrats manage to cling to power in the lower chamber.

Republicans need to net 39 seats to win the majority in the House. Cook, appearing on MSNBC, said 100 seats are in play.

If anything surprising happens election day, Cook said, it will be how bad Democrats fare.

“To be honest, I think the odds are higher that it’s over 60 than under 40,” he said of how many seats Democrats will lose.

He predicts Democrats will lose between 48 to 60 seats.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve had anything like this happening,” Cook said.