Mitch McConnell: Chances of winning the Senate ’50-50′

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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On Sunday’s broadcast of “State of the Union” on CNN, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell surveyed the political landscape and offered a less-than-optimistic prediction for a Republican-controlled Senate after the November election.

According to the Kentucky Republican, the odds of the GOP winning control of the upper chamber of Congress are dead even.

Transcript as follows:

CROWLEY: Let me turn you to the Senate race races that are out there. Sitting here today and looking at the landscape, do you believe you will be the majority leader next year?

MCCONNELL: 50-50. I think it is going to be a very close, competitive election. There are a number of places where we have opportunities for pickups, not many places where we have much chance of losing a seat. I think at the end of the day, we will have a very narrow Senate one way or the other.

CROWLEY: And looking at the Virginia race and the Massachusetts race?

MCCONNELL: Two close races. Good candidates —

CROWLEY: You could lose as easily as you could win?

MCCONNELL: I’m sorry?

CROWLEY: You could lose as easily as you could win?

MCCONNELL: Well, they are close races. We expect to win them both, but they are close races.

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