Biden: ‘Everything’ at stake for Democrats in midterms
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE on Monday said that "everything" is at stake for Democrats in the upcoming midterms. 

“Everything. It’s simple: everything," Biden said in response to a question from a Politico reporter on the importance of November's general election. 

Biden made the comments as he prepared to march in the Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh. 

His statement comes just a couple months before a midterm election that Democrats view as a chance to retake control of the House and maybe the Senate. 


Democrats hold a 6-point edge over Republicans on a generic congressional ballot, according to a poll released by The Economist/YouGov poll last week. 

Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to reclaim the majority in the lower chamber. Their path in the upper chamber is a little more difficult as they need to gain two seats while defending 10 seats in states that President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE won in 2016.

It was reported last week that Biden, who is an outspoken critic of Trump, plans to hold a series of campaign stops as the midterms near. 

Among them, he is reportedly planning to campaign alongside Elissa Slotkin (D), a former Obama administration official who is running for a House seat in Michigan.

Democrats are seen as heavy favorites to take back control of the House. But despite those prospects, Trump has repeatedly pushed the idea that there will be a "red wave" in November.

"We are winning on just about every front and for that reason there will not be a Blue Wave, but there might be a Red Wave!" Trump tweeted last month.

Biden, 75, is considered a possible Democratic front-runner for the 2020 presidential election. 

In a poll released last month, the former vice president led Trump by 7 points on a hypothetical 2020 ballot.