National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (Ore.) says November's elections "cannot come soon enough" as the GOP hopes to add to their House majority and take back the Senate.
"We all hope things will get better, but in 94 days we get to do more than just hope," the leader of the House GOP's campaign arm said Saturday in the weekly Republican address.
"For nearly six years now, we’ve had an administration that trusts government more than you, that spends rather than saves, that believes change comes from desks in Washington and not kitchen counters like this one," he said.
Walden called ObamaCare a "rolling disaster," and criticized the president's handling of the economy.
"This November, Americans can reject the complacency and the incompetence, and begin to restore a government that works for us and not against us," he added.
His solution: helping add to the Republican majority in the House. While Democrats' ability to flip the 17 seats they need to take back control of the lower chamber looks out of reach, a good night for them may be to even make gains. But the GOP is eyeing adding to their majority and has recently launched a "Drive to 245" to net a dozen seats.
In his Saturday morning radio address, Walden highlighted several candidates they hope can get them to that number in their campaigns against Democratic incumbents.
He pointed to Martha McSally, a retired Air Force pilot from Arizona, who he said would "fight for women in Congress" if she beats Rep. Ron BarberRon BarberTen House seats Dems hope Trump will tilt House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel MORE (D) in their rematch.
Walden also touted former CIA agent Will Hurd (R), running against freshman Rep. Pete GallegoPete P. GallegoTexas Dem seeks 2016 rematch for House Former Texas rep. eyes comeback Immigration action jolts '16 races MORE (R-Texas), along with Carlos Curbelo, son of Cuban exiles, who's challenging freshman Rep. Joe GarciaJoe GarciaWake up, Democrats — Koch empire targets 2016 Hispanic vote Immigration action jolts '16 races WHIP COUNT: Mad scramble for votes to keep government funded MORE (R-Fla.). Curbelo must first win his Aug. 26 primary.
"As our campaign chairman, I can tell you our candidates for the House are people just as frustrated as you are," Walden said. "They are leaders who are ready to serve."
"Yes, this election will be about jobs," he added. "It will be about our economy. And it will absolutely be about ObamaCare. But it will also be about holding Washington accountable."