Calif. congressman: GOP needs a 'royal flush' to win Senate

A California congressman said Friday that Republicans need to "draw a royal flush" on Election Day to control the Senate.


Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), a 37-year-old four-term lawmaker from the state's Central Valley, said on Fox Business Network that a GOP majority in the House represented control of "only half of one-third of government," but that a Republican majority in the Senate would be "a difficult path."



"We have to basically draw a royal flush," Nunes said. "We have to win every race and even then we'd only have a one-seat majority."


Without the 60-seat majority, he said, his party would have trouble advancing legislation.

"I know there are a lot of people depending on the Republicans to turn back this radical move to the left that we've taken in this country the last couple of years, but it's going to be a very tough fight," Nunes said.

"I think what we have to do is we have to put real plans out on the table even if President Obama balks at the plans or ridicules us, we do have a responsibility to put real plans out there," he added.