Axelrod: 'Very Tough' for Democrats to Keep Senate

Axelrod: 'Very Tough' for Democrats to Keep Senate

David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said, “It’s going to be very tough” for Democrats to keep control of the Senate during an appearance on MSNBC’s “NOW w/Alex Wagner” on Tuesday.

Axelrod stated, “I do believe that it’s going to be very tough for us to hang on [to the Senate],” and, “I just think, as I have said throughout this segment, that the red state advantage that Republicans have right now will be very telling on November 4.”

He did argue that “Democrats take some hope right now in the micro-targeting they have done using big data, the kind of organizing tactics we used in battlefield states in 2012.” He added that he saw some encouragement in “the applications for vote by mail ballots in states like North Carolina, in Iowa, and Colorado, and I heard some returns here from Illinois where we have a close governor’s race that were encouraging. Perhaps that will make the difference in some of these races and could tilt this.”

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