Top DSCC strategist says Senate control up for grabs

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Jesmer agreed that the chamber could go either way, but added that he would rather "be us than them right now," claiming the GOP had the advantage a little over three months before Election Day.  t

Jesmer predicted his party would win in a surprisingly close North Dakota race and said that Democratic Indiana Rep. "Joe Donnelly 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 Cruz (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."