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Pelosi: Democrats can win House majority in 2012

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November 3, 2011 01:04 PM EST | AP

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WASHINGTON — Democrats have a chance of reclaiming control of the House in next year's election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

The California Democrat told reporters that the Republican-controlled House has not created any new jobs in the weak economy. She also says Democrats have raised more money than GOP candidates so far this year.

"We have definitely put the House in play," she said.

Paul Lindsey, spokesman for the House Republican campaign committee, said that "returning to the speaker's chair may be a dream for Nancy Pelosi, but it is a nightmare for middle-class Americans who are still suffering from the job-killing policies she helped put in place."

Republicans currently have a 242-192 House majority, with one vacancy.