Ever wondered what’s the opposite of a pep talk? This might be it:
President Obama will meet with Democratic leaders one last time on Thursday before a midterm election that could decimate their numbers on Capitol Hill.
Obama is expected to talk about a variety of issues along with what the party should do going forward, the White House said Thursday.
“It’s just one more opportunity to talk to some of his allies on Capitol Hill before they go out for the election,” said White House spokesman Bill Burton.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), her leadership position in jeopardy, will be joined at the White House by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.), House Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), who is mired in a tough reelection battle, will also be there with Sens. Dick Durbin (Ill.), Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and Patty Murray (Wash.).
One President. One Speaker. Two Majority Leaders. One Whip. One Chairman. Three Senators.