U.S. House Speaker Pelosi expects Democrats to increase House majority in November: MSNBC interview

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Pelosi participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Pelosi participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she expects Democrats to increase their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in the Nov. 3 elections.

"I know we will increase our numbers in the House," Pelosi said. She added that if the election were held "today," Democrats would win the White House and the Senate as well as the House. "I'm optimistic."

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; editing by Jonathan Oatis)