DNC chair: 'We're going to hold the Senate'

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Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) predicted Sunday that her party would hold the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, thanks to its "superior" ground games in critical states.

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"I think we're going to hold the Senate," Wasserman Schultz said during an interview with ABC's "This Week." "We have a ground game that I know [the GOP] would take over theirs any day of the week."

Wassermann Schultz also cited the high-level surrogates working with Democratic candidates on the campaign trail, including former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonClinton slams Trump on immigration in Arizona op-ed The Trail 2016: Berning embers Poll: Most say Trump should cut business ties MORE, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHispanic Caucus PAC looks to flex its muscles in 2016 LGBT activist Edie Windsor endorses Clinton Clinton ad paints Trump as greedy for Brexit response MORE and Vice President Biden.

Noting close poll numbers in crucial states, she said the Democratic Party's advantages are "superior to the ones that Republicans have."

"When we keep races this close, Democrats win," said Wasserman Schultz.

The upbeat assessment stood in stark contrast to the conclusions drawn by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during the same segment.

"Our ground game is whipping their ground game," Priebus said, adding later, "We're going to have a great night."

"I would be very disappointed" if Republicans don't take the Senate, he continued. "[But] the DNC in reality is not our competition. … Their message isn't working. If they have such a great message, they would be winning across the board."

Republicans need to gain six seats in Tuesday's election to take control of the Senate, though there is a chance the chamber's leadership might not be decided until potential runoffs in December or January.

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