House Democrats making plans for ’16

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If you thought the Democrats were down and out after the beating they took in 2014, think again. The Hill is reporting that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Caucus are making big plans for 2016.

According to the report, Pelosi says a strong Democratic presidential contender like Hillary Clinton will help the party bite away at the Republicans’ substantial House majority at the polls next year. But making significant inroads, Pelosi says, will require much more than simply riding a nominee’s coattails. House Democrats will also need to plot a course of their own.

“This isn’t a pendulum that just swings back and forth. When we won in ’06 we had plotted this for awhile [with] solidarity, unity of message and … the timing for how we rolled it out,” Pelosi told The Hill. “It was all plotted and planned very scientifically, and members trusted us and stuck together with that unity.”

“We are on that path again, even though it’s a presidential year,” she added, “so it gives us even more opportunity.”