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VP Pence: Midterms for Party in Power Are Always 'Challenging'

VP Pence: Midterms for Party in Power Are Always 'Challenging'
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Camp David after holding meetings with President Trump on Saturday. (Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 08 January 2018 06:45 PM

The November midterm elections will be "challenging," Vice President Mike Pence predicted Monday.

In an interview with conservative Dana Loesch on her radio program, "The Dana Show," Pence was asked if he was "concerned" about the off-year races.

"You have to acknowledge that the first midterm election for the party in power in the White House is always challenging," Pence said, The Hill reported.

"But look, we've got a tremendous story to tell. You look all across this country. Look at the jobs numbers that were just released last week — manufacturing is roaring back," he said.

"I always used to say when I was governor of the state of Indiana that in the heartland, we do two things well: We make things and we grow things."

Democrats have to flip 24 seats in November to become a majority in the House. The Senate, where the election of Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., left the GOP with a razor-thin majority, also is in play.

Pence also weighed in on the controversy over Michael Wolff's explosive book on President Donald Trump.

"It really is remarkable to hear some of the commentary that has taken place, particularly in the last week, when clearly a book of fiction made its way into the national debate," Pence said, the Washington Examiner reported.

"I can tell you, I've not read the book," he added. "I have no intention of reading it, but excerpts that I've heard reported bear absolutely no resemblance to the president that I spend three, four, five hours a day with every day."

Pence said he and Trump "have become very close," the Examiner reported.

"I just wish every American could see what I've seen in the last year," he said. "And it would give them absolute confidence that for all that we've done in the last year, we really are just getting started. And before the next seven years is out, we're going to make America great again."

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