Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Top Republican official: We may have a 'hundred-year majority'

The head of the National Republican Congressional Committee thinks the GOP might run Congress for the rest of our lives, and then some.

"We're as back to a majority as any of us have seen in our lifetimes," Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said, according to The Hill. "It may be a hundred-year majority."

Republicans hold a 243-seat majority in the House — their largest edge in six decades — and the tally could rise once all the votes are counted in 14 undecided races. That said, the last time the GOP had such a huge advantage, they quickly lost it, and wound up in the minority for 42 years.