Reid 'fairly certain' Democrats will win Senate
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidFeinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight Whitehouse says Democratic caucus will decide future of Judiciary Committee Bottom line MORE (D-Nev.) said on Sunday that he thinks his party will win back the majority in the Senate this year.


During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Reid detailed the Democratic efforts against several vulnerable GOP senators up for reelection this year.

“We only need four [seats] to take the majority,” he said. “With the numbers I’ve given you, it’s going to be a fairly certain thing that we can do that.”

Reid predicted earlier in the interview the Democrats would win, or at least compete for, Senate seats in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Arizona.

Reid also made some predictions about the presidential races, blasting Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE for his harsh rhetoric toward women, immigrants and disabled people.

“Well, of course it’s obvious that [Democratic front-runner] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Groups seek to get Black vote out for Democrats in Georgia runoffs Biden's political position is tougher than Trump's MORE is going to be the nominee for the Democrats, and it’s pretty clear to me that Donald Trump is going to be the nominee for the Republicans,” he said.

“And I can’t imagine how the establishment Republicans feel about somebody who’s about as far from anything that anyone believes in as Donald Trump. I can’t imagine this man being the nominee for any political party, let alone the Republican Party.”

Democrats are defending 10 seats this election, while Republicans must protect 24. To secure a majority in the upper chamber, Democrats must win at least five seats — or four, if they win the White House and secure the vice president's tie-breaking vote.