By Ben Geman - 07/08/12 01:21 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Republicans have even odds of winning back the Senate majority in this fall’s elections.
“Fifty-fifty. I think it is going to be a very close, competitive election,” McConnell said on CNN.
“There are a number of places where we have opportunities for pick-ups, not many places where we have much chance of losing a seat,” McConnell said on the CNN program "State of the Union."
“I think at the end of the day we are going to have a very narrow Senate one way or the other,” he added.
McConnell said Republicans expect to win Virginia and Massachusetts, where incumbent Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is facing a challenge from Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the typically blue state.