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Harry Reid predicts Democratic Senate pickups in Iowa, Alaska, Montana

Harry Reid predicts Democratic Senate pickups in Iowa, Alaska, Montana
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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTrumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate MORE (D-Nev.) said on Election Day that Democrats are “in good shape” in Nevada and predicted Senate victories in states including Iowa, Alaska and Montana.

Reid, appearing on “MSNBC Live” Tuesday afternoon, predicted that Democrats would retake the Senate majority this year.

“I think we’re going to win in Colorado, we’re going to win in Montana, we’re going to win in Maine, we’re going to win in North Carolina. We have two shots in Georgia. We’re going to win in Arizona, we’re going to win in Iowa and we’re going to win in Alaska,” he said.

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The former Nevada senator did not predict whether Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), who faces a tough reelection battle, would win, but added “I sure hope he loses.”

“It’s very hard for me to say this, because Lindsey and I have worked together on stuff, but when John McCain died, he just went to the dark side. He was happier playing golf with Donald Trump,” Reid said. “I hope that Lindsey loses. That’s difficult for me to say, but I sure hope he loses.”

Reid also said President TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE has disrupted the nation’s two-party system by “ruining the brand” of the Republican Party.

“That’s why you have the Lincoln Project and many other Republicans who are outwardly saying we can’t have Trump again, we gotta get rid of him, because he’s ruining the Republican Party,” Reid added, referencing the anti-Trump GOP group. “And that’s the truth.”