Jesmer predicted his party would win in a surprisingly close North Dakota race and said that Democratic Indiana Rep. "Joe DonnellyJoe DonnellyThe Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Senators introduce new Iran sanctions Senate Dems: We won't help pass additional health bills 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 CruzHow 'Big Pharma' stifles pharmaceutical innovation AIPAC must reach out to President Trump Under pressure, Dems hold back Gorsuch support 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."