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Sen. Mitch McConnell Optimistic About Senate GOP in Midterms

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 January 2018 04:12 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sang an optimistic tune on Tuesday regarding the GOP's chances in the midterm elections that will take place later this year.

"We do have a pretty good map. Twenty-five Democrats are up in '18 and only 10 Republicans," McConnell told Fox News. "Of course, the Democrats had a good map last year. We're optimistic we can keep the majority."

McConnell then rattled off a list of several battleground states he said will determine whether Republicans hold their majority in the Senate. The GOP currently has a 51-49 advantage in the chamber.

"Keeping the majority lies in places like Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, North Dakota, Indiana, and West Virginia. We hope to be competitive in Florida as well," McConnell said. "All of those will be battleground states. If we hold Arizona and Nevada and pick up some of these others we'll have a majority for two more years."

A new survey found that 45 percent of likely voters would vote for the Democrat over the Republican if the midterms were held the day they were polled. Thirty-seven percent said they would vote Republican.

A CNN analysis, meanwhile, concluded that Democrats are more vulnerable in the Senate than they are in the House.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sang an optimistic tune on Tuesday regarding the GOP's chances in the midterm elections that will take place later this year.
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