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11/05/2012 12:27 pm ET Updated Nov 05, 2012

John Boehner Elections Promise: 'I'm Doing Everything I Can To Make Sure' We Don't Lose GOP Seats

In the 1990 hit "Home Alone," Macaulay Culkin's Kevin McCallister said, "This is my house, I have to defend it."

It seems like that's what House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) plans to do, too.

In an interview with Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Boehner said he doesn't "want to lose one" Republican House seat and seemed confident that the GOP is "doing good."

"I don't want to lose one of one net seat. I just don’t want to do it," Boehner said. And I've worked hard, and so has our team, our leadership team. All across the country, our members, our candidates we're doing good.”

“You know, we picked up 65 seats from the Democrats in the last cycle, the most of any one party since 1938. So all the experts have been talking about how many seats we are going to lose – five, 10, 15," Boehner said. "But I’ve never been into this idea that we had to lose seats, so I’m doing everything I can to make sure we lose none."

Boehner also weighed in on his relationship with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, insisting the two "agree on where this country needs to go and what we need to do."

"Whether it’s fixing our entitlement crisis, fixing our tax code, getting our spending under control, making sure that we make it a goal of being energy self-sufficient, all of these things we agree on," Boehner said. "But we’ve got a lot of work to do."

Boehner hasn't always helped Romney make his case for the presidency. In July 2012, Boehner said "people probably aren't going to fall in love with Mitt Romney."

"Listen, we're just politicians. I wasn't elected to play God. The American people probably aren't going to fall in love with Mitt Romney," Boehner said. "I'll tell you this: 95 percent of the people that show up to vote in November are going to show up in that voting booth, and they are going to vote for or against Barack Obama."

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