From The Hill:
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is backing off his bold prediction that Republicans will gain seats this November.
A confident Boehner told reporters in April that once voters heard the Republican message, the GOP would put on a strong showing in the fall.
“I think we are going to gain seats this year. Period,” he said at the time.
Six weeks and three special-election losses later, a spokesman for Boehner attempted to tamp down expectations.