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 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 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.


Democratic candidates Mark Kelly and John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperDemocrats frustrated, GOP jubilant in Senate fight Chamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Down ballot races carry environmental implications | US officially exits Paris climate accord  MORE are polling ahead of GOP Sens. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyTrump nominee's long road to Fed may be dead end McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol McSally's final floor speech: 'I gave it my all, and I left it all on the field' MORE (Ariz.) and Cory GardnerCory GardnerHillicon Valley: Trump fires top federal cybersecurity official, GOP senators push back | Apple to pay 3 million to resolve fight over batteries | Los Angeles Police ban use of third-party facial recognition software Senate passes bill to secure internet-connected devices against cyber vulnerabilities Democrats vent to Schumer over Senate majority failure MORE (Colo.). However, most polling has shown incumbents Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanTrump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol Capitol's COVID-19 spike could be bad Thanksgiving preview MORE (R-Alaska) and Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesRick Scott tests positive for coronavirus Biden eyes new leadership at troubled public lands agency OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Barrasso to seek top spot on Energy and Natural Resources Committee | Forest Service finalizes rule weakening environmental review of its projects | Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight MORE (R-Mont.) ahead of their opponents.

After a series of polls showing Democratic candidate Theresa Greenfield ahead in Iowa, a recent Des Moines Register-Selzer poll showed Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThe Memo: Trump plows ahead with efforts to overturn election More conservatives break with Trump over election claims Peggy Noonan: 'Bogus dispute' by Trump 'doing real damage' MORE (R) in the lead.


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 John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden 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.”