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Boehner Snipes At Media: 'This Race Is Far From Over'

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"You look at all the polling and all this political hand-wringing by these Washington insiders trying to make this race look like it's over for the president who's going to win. It's really kind of interesting," Boehner said, refuting it by pointing to the Gallup tracking poll which shows the race virtually neck and neck.

"And we start talking about the much-vaunted Obama ground game," he said. "Let me tell you something: in 2000 and 2004, the Bush ground game that got him elected was -- surpassed anything we'd ever done. The Romney ground game today has already exceeded the number of voter contacts that were made in the fall of 2004."

"So this race is far from over. And I'm looking forward the next 46 days."

Boehner offered his own assessment of the race to 270 electoral votes.

"Think about this as a card game. The president has played his cards. His economic policies have failed," he said. "His cards are played. Mitt Romney has a plan to get our economy back on track."