Sen. Mark PryorMark Lunsford PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (D-Ark.) wants to replace Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Memo: Teens rankle the right with gun activism Dems to party: Go on offense with Trump’s alleged affairs Harry Reid tears into Trump, Senate GOP: They’re ‘acolytes for Trump’ MORE (D-Nev.) and give the job to Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerCorker won’t campaign against Democrat running for Tennessee Senate seat Family, friends mourn death of Barbara Bush James Comey’s history of misconduct  MORE (D-N.Y.), he reportedly told donors at a private fundraiser last month.

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According to audio of a Democrats for Education Reform PAC fundraiser obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, Pryor said the "best thing that could happen" to the Senate would be if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate blocks bill that opponents say weakens water pollution rules Pittsburgh police told to prepare for protests over potential Mueller firing: report Senate repeals auto-loan guidance in precedent-shattering vote MORE (R-Ky.) "gets beat and Harry Reid gets replaced.”

Pryor then suggested Schumer as a replacement, according to the conservative website, saying he "does a pretty darn good job there in the Senate, and he's actually, he's not this crazy wild-eyed, left-wing liberal either."

Pryor is in a tight race against Rep. Tom CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonFCC moves forward with rule aimed at protecting US communications networks Longer sentences won’t stop the opioid epidemic Hillary foe turns heads with Trump talk MORE (R-Ark.), and has previously offered tepid support for Reid. Republicans have sought to tie Pryor to Reid, though it's unclear whether the New York senator would be any more palatable to Arkansas voters.