Jesmer predicted his party would win in a surprisingly close North Dakota race and said that Democratic Indiana Rep. "Joe DonnellyJoe DonnellyThis week: GOP lawmakers reckon with Trump Democrats block energy spending bill over Iran amendment GOP blocks Obama sanctions czar 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 CruzFiorina returns to attack Clinton's 'lust for power' Trump clinches GOP nomination Eleven states sue Obama over transgender bathroom directive 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."