RNC Chair: ‘Tsunami’ Election Coming, Especially In The Senate

The way Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus sees it, 2014 won’t be an average election for the party out of power. It’ll be a “tsunami” wave election.

At a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast on Tuesday Priebus said Republicans would see massive gains in the 2014 election, especially in the Senate.

“I think we’re in for a tsunami election,” Preibus said. “Especially at the Senate level.”

Priebus cited the recent Florida 13th Congressional District special election and the San Diego mayor’s race as signs of why and how Republicans would pick up seats. In both cases, Priebus said, focusing attacks on Obamacare and President Barack Obama brought out big gains.

Priebus said he expected to see big gains for Republicans among young people and women.

“I think among youth and women you’re going to see the greatest growth in 2014,” Priebus said. “I think it’s going to be an issue that’s going to cause an increase especially among women under 35.” Priebus said he expected big gains among young people as well.

“I mean Obamacare was made to screw young people over,” Priebus said.

“It looks like it’s going to be a disaster for Democrats,” Priebus said of 2014.

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