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 ReidTo end sugar subsidies, conservatives can't launch a frontal attack House presses Senate GOP on filibuster reform A pro-science approach to Yucca Mountain appropriations MORE (D-Nev.) and give the job to Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Overnight Defense: GOP plays hardball by attaching defense funding to CR | US reportedly drawing down in Iraq | Russia, US meet arms treaty deadline | Why the military wants 6B from Congress 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 McConnellDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 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 CottonThis week: Trump delivers State of the Union amid immigration fight Ingraham: White House yanked immigration plan defense from show After shutdown surrender, why should progressives ever trust Chuck Schumer again? 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.