WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans’ chances of keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey.”
Sounding an alarm amid increasing concerns within the GOP about nominee Donald Trump, the Kentucky Republican said Thursday that the party is in a “dogfight” to hold off Democrats looking to reclaim Senate control just two years after Republicans won the chamber.
McConnell noted that Republicans are defending 24 Senate seats compared to 10 by Democrats. He says that put Republicans on the defensive, regardless of how the presidential election turns out.
McConnell listed several campaigns for GOP-held seats that are “very competitive,” mentioning New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida and Indiana.