Wasserman Schultz: Dems Will Pick Up More Governorships Than Lose Senate Seats

Wasserman Schultz: Dems Will Pick Up More Governorships Than Lose Senate Seats

In an appearance MSNBC’s “Jose Diaz-Balart” on Wednesday, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stuck to her guns on her earlier prediction the Democrats would remain in control of the U.S. Senate.

But she added another wrinkle – Democrats would prove to be successful in gubernatorial races across the country.

“I think we’re going hold the Senate,” she said. “And we’re going hold the Senate for a lot of reasons. Not the least of which we’ve had 55 straight months of job growth in the private sector. And we’ve reated more than 10 million jobs under president Obama’s leadership and congressional Democrats’ efforts. Unfortunately no thanks to the Republicans because they’ve really focused on obstruction. But the reason we’re going to hold the Senate and I think we’ll actually win – we’ll actually defeat more Republican governors than we lose Democratic senators next Tuesday. So, that’s a prediction — is because the voters have one main choice.”

“They’re going to ask themselves who has my back,” she continued. “Who is focused on the things I care about — Creating jobs, getting the economy into an even more robust posture, investing in health care and education. No one talks to me on the campaign trail about, José, about how many more times we’re going investigate Benghazi or accept a complaint about it, shutting the government down which the Republicans did a year ago to deny people access to health care. And that’s the priorities they’ve focused on. It’s an extreme agenda that voters don’t support.”

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