"I think the map is getting bigger by the day"

California Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the top recruiter of GOP candidates and chief Republican Whip in the House, told reporters on a conference there are “more than enough seats” to win, and added, “I think the map is getting bigger by the day.”…

McCarthy said over 80 House seats are now in play, noting that is more than twice the number Republicans need to take the majority. Ticking through many of the competitive races across the country, McCarthy predicted even more seats currently leaning Democratic –like Rep David Wu’s in Oregon and Rep Carolyn McCarthy’s in New York – will begin shifting toward the Republican column.

McCarthy maintained there is a “panic mode inside the Democratic party from the Democrats themselves” and said party leaders would soon have to make tough choices about which candidates deserved resources and who would be cut off.