Bush plans to call Democrat Pelosi
WASHINGTON - Anticipating that Republicans would lose control of the House, President Bush struck a businesslike tone Tuesday night and made plans to call the woman poised to become speaker of a Democratic House majority.
Bush, unaccustomed to political defeat, planned a morning phone call to Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi and made plans to give his take on the midterm election results at an afternoon news conference.
Asked if the president was surprised that the House appeared headed for Democratic control, Snow said it wasn't "a slap-on-the-forehead kind of shock."
From huge hotel ballrooms in Washington to luxury homes across the country, Bush collected more than $193 million for the GOP at about 90 fundraisers over 20 months. Switching to traditional campaign rallies only at the last, he raced through 15 cities in 11 days.
"We've had quite a week," he said in Texas. "We're closing strong."
The president then returned to the White House to await the results so pivotal to the last two years of his presidency. localnewsleader.com
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