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Vitter: Top priority in GOP Senate would be repealing ObamaCare

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said on Sunday that the No. 1 priority for Republicans, if they take control of the Senate, is to repeal ObamaCare.

{mosads}”Now that would be vetoed by President Obama, but I think it’s very important to move forward with that, the House and Senate together.

“And then also look at specific reforms after that veto that can make a difference in the next two years before the next presidential election,” he said on Fox News.

Vitter called the upcoming midterm elections “a great chance for the Republicans to pick up the Senate.”

He noted that Republicans only need to win six Senate seats to gain control over the Senate; there are about a dozen competitive races.

“So it’s very, very possible,” he said.

Vitter also predicted there would be probably a runoff election in December for his Louisiana colleague, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D).

“I really think Sen. Landrieu’s only shot is to completely rev up the sort of Obama turnout machine. I think under any normal turnout scenario, any traditional metric, she’s going to lose, probably in a December runoff,” he said.

“It’s going to go to a runoff in December. So I know they are very, very focused on turnout,” he said.

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