Despite the upheaval in the country because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remains optimistic about his party’s chances to hold the U.S. Senate in November’s general elections.
In an interview that aired on Fox News Radio’s “The Guy Benson Show,” McConnell laid out the 2020 Senate map and acknowledged it was going to be a difficult battle ahead.
“The Senate Leadership Fund, which is an outside group like the Senate Majority PAC — the Senate Leadership Fund which supports Republicans has placed in all of those states as well like amounts of money during the same period,” he said. “What these were telegraphing about both sides, what they were going to do in the last eight weeks of the fall campaign. And it was roughly even between the two sides. I think that reflects that this is going to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. I’ve got 23 members up. The Democrats only have 12. We have one really good pick up opportunity in Alabama. We expect to win there, that would put us at 54, we currently have 53.”
“And then we have really competitive races in Colorado, Arizona, New York, Maine, Iowa,” McConnell continued. “And they’re certainly spending a lot of money in Kentucky as well. My opponent’s been able to raise over $20 million online, and she’s been on the air consistently for six months. So yeah, it’s going to be — it’s going to be like a knife fight in an alley. And I still think we have an excellent chance to hold on to our majority. And we won’t — we’re going to have enough money to be competitive. And that announcement today that you’re referring to is very similar to an announcement the Senate Leadership Fund made about a week ago in the same states.”
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