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2014 Watch

John Boehner to stump for House candidates in surprisingly close races

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) is traveling the country in the final week before election day to promote GOP candidates who were once considered longshots, according to The Hill. Boehner's goal is to increase his party's House caucus from 233 to 245 seats, a total the National Republican Congressional Committee set as a goal back in May.

Democrats are seeking a flood of cash in the closing days to try and stave off losses in the House, and the party has shifted money to races once considered safe holds.