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John Boehner: 'I'm feeling better' about GOP keeping House majority

John Boehner had given the GOP a 1 in 3 chance of keeping the House majority back in April.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner at a news conference with fellow GOP House members at the US Capitol on Dec. 22, 2011. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Speaker John Boehner says he's "feeling better" about the GOP's chances at keeping its House majority this fall.

Boehner raised eyebrows in April when he gave Republicans a one in three chance of losing control of the House.

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With less than 100 days until the election, he's sounding more optimistic.

"I'm feeling better," Boehner replied when asked about his previous assessment at a weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.

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"Our team is in pretty good shape," he said. "Our members have worked hard, and frankly our candidates and challengers out there -- a lot of them have been through tough primaries. And I feel good about where we are as a team."

According to Politico, Boehner said House Republicans can head back to their districts for the August recess with their heads held high.

“Our members have made a real difference in changing the direction of the country in creating jobs and fixing our economy,” he said.

Looking at the numbers, Republicans do appear to be well-positioned to keep their hold on the House.

Democrats need a net gain of 25 seats to retake the majority, which is a significant challenge. Republicans won control of the House in 2010 and hold a roughly 242-190 edge, The Huffington Post reported.

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