Rep. George Miller predicts Democratic win in November

The Democrats will win majority control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate in the upcoming mid-term election, predicted 32-year veteran Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez.

“We can clearly see winning the 15 seats we need in the House and some of the analysts are saying we will take the six we need to win the Senate,” Miller told the Contra Costa Times editorial board this morning. “We’re seeing a fundamental shift and opponents (to incumbent Republicans) that were laughable six months ago are now in play.”

Miller includes on his list of potential Democratic gains the congressional District 11 contest between GOP Rep. Richard Pombo of Tracy and Democrat Jerry McNerney of Pleasanton, and District 4, where incumbent GOP John Doolittle faces Democrat Charlie Brown.

“Are Pombo and Doolittle in trouble? Absolutely,” said Miller, who is in line to assume the chairmanship of the House Workforce and Education Committee if Democrats prevail. “All the indications are there.”

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