The Washington Times - October 29, 2013, 09:27AM

The problems with Obamacare being reported by the media have taken the spotlight off Republicans’ shutdown strategy, said Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“Part of it is time will help here. More importantly, being off the stage and letting you all report what’s going on with Obamacare is already putting Democrats on their heels,” Mr. Walden said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”

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Because of this, he thinks Republicans will not only keep control of the House in 2014, but will actually grow their majority.


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He said most voters will still be thinking about security and Obamacare in 2014, especially the fact that the administration may have known that many would lose their current plans under the health care act while repeatedly assuring people that they will be able to keep their coverage.


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“These are issues of trust that the Democrats are going to have to respond to,” Mr. Walden said.


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He also said good Republican candidates will help the right keep their majority in the House.


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“We’ve got men and women all over the country who will be a new face for the Republican party going forward,” Mr. Walden said.


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