On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, used a horse racing analogy to describe the Democrats' midterm strategy. Midterms are only 5 weeks away and control of the House and the Senate are both up in the air.
PELOSI: “So you know that is a horse racing state, and in Maryland, when you're in the lead, which we believe we are, which we believe we are, we're in the lead, you're in the stretch, we made the turn, it's 5 weeks from tomorrow is the election, and voting starts even sooner than that. When you're in the lead and you're in the stretch, you whip the lead and that's what we are doing. We're whipping the lead to ensure a Democratic victory. I feel just watching each of the races, forgive me for saying this, in a very cold blooded way as to which races we can win to ensure that we not only hold the House, but we increase our number.”