Reid sidesteps questions about future

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidSuicide is not just a veteran problem — it is an American problem The Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game Bernie campaign 2.0 - he's in it to win it, this time around MORE (D-Nev.) on Tuesday declined to speculate about his own future as Democratic leader if Republicans take over the chamber after the elections.

If Democrats hang on to their majority, Reid will run again for reelection as leader, a race he will win hands down, say Senate sources.


But if Republicans pick up at least six seats and elect Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellConservatives wage assault on Mueller report Overnight Energy: Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal probe | Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change | GM to add 400 workers to build electric cars Trump: Green New Deal 'the most preposterous thing' and 'easy to beat' MORE (R-Ky.) as majority leader, Reid is not promising he would return as Democratic leader.

“I’m not doing any hypotheticals if we lose, because I don’t think we are,” he told reporters.

Reid expressed confidence Democratic candidates would fend off Republicans.

“If the election were today, we would be just fine. The election is not today, it’s 48 days away,” he said.

“I just think any talk about Republicans taking control of the Senate is really premature and not based in fact,” he added.

He pointed to media reports that political groups funded by Charles and David Koch have decided to stop spending money against Democratic candidates in Colorado, Michigan and Oregon.

“We have much better candidates than they have, and that’s showing in virtually every state,” he said.