WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader John Boehner says his party has a shot at recapturing the House majority it lost to Democrats in 2006.
The Ohio lawmaker says winning back the House this November will be "a steep climb, but it's doable."
Democrats hold a 253-178 advantage in the House, with four vacancies.
Boehner says the GOP expects to be outspent. But he says Republicans have more and better candidates this year and the party is in good position to help candidates.
He says he welcomes the entry of conservative tea party movement candidates in primaries — the "more competition the better," he says.
Boehner spoke on CNN's "State of the Union."