Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDemocrats brace for tough election year in Nevada The Memo: Biden's horizon is clouded by doubt Fight over Biden agenda looms large over Virginia governor's race 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 TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event 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 ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle 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.