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VP Pence: 'We Got Our Work Cut Out for Us' in 2018

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Vice President Mike Pence (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:10 PM

Republicans have their work cut out for them in the upcoming midterm elections, but President Donald Trump will be there "every step of the way" to help them maintain control of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence told Republican lawmakers during their annual retreat in West Virginia, according to The Hill.

"Conventional wisdom holds that the upcoming midterms are going to be a challenge, but I think you all know what President Trump thinks about conventional wisdom," Pence said Wednesday at the dinner hosted by the Congressional Institute. "Conventional wisdom said in 2016 that Hillary Clinton was going to be elected president of the United States of America."

Republicans hold a 23-seat majority in the House and have a 51-49 seat Senate majority. Thirty-four Senate seats are up for election in November, but 26 of those are held by Democrats. All 435 House seats will be up for election, and Dems are favored to gain seats as the party of a newly elected president has historically lost seats in the following midterm election, per Ballotpedia.

Pence on Wednesday said Republicans will defy the odds.

"We made history in 2016, and we're going to make history in 2018 when we re-elect Republican majorities in the House and Senate," he said. "We got our work cut out for us, but we have a story to tell."

The vice president is slated to take over a dozen political trips through April to help stump for Republicans who are confronting a rocky 2018 election.

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Republicans have their "work cut out" for them in the upcoming midterm elections to maintain control of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence told Republican lawmakers during their annual retreat in West Virginia.
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