Jesmer predicted his party would win in a surprisingly close North Dakota race and said that Democratic Indiana Rep. "Joe DonnellyJoe DonnellyTrump’s vow on Medicare in doubt after HHS choice Red-state Dems face tough votes on Trump picks Red-state Democrat: I'll oppose Trump's health chief MORE has as much of a chance to be a United States senator as I do."
Cecil pushed back, arguing his party was in good shape in both states.
They disagreed about Nevada, and while Cecil said it was unlikely the looming fight over military spending cuts would affect many races Jesmer predicted it would have an impact.
Jesmer also congratulated Tea Party favorite Ted CruzTed CruzSenate GOP: National museum should include Clarence Thomas Senate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Week ahead: AT&T-Time Warner merger under scrutiny MORE (R) on his Texas Senate runoff victory on Tuesday — and said his opponent, one-time favorite and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R), had shown some rust in the race.
"I think Ted ran a really great campaign and should be given credit for that," he said. "Lt. Gov. Dewhurst hadn't been in a tough race for a long time, and that showed."