Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has insisted in multiple media interviews that Democrats will hold the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, and on Monday she insisted President Barack Obama is an asset rather than a liability to Democratic Senate candidates.
"We’re going to hold the Senate tomorrow night," Wasserman Schultz insisted Monday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper,"
citing a "superior ground game" she said has "run circles around Republicans" and a lead in absentee ballots requested and returned.
Both polls and media observers indicate a likely Republican takeover of the Senate as well as gains in the House. Tapper himself seemed unconvinced by Wasserman Shultz's assertions, replying, "I guess we’ll see."
Tapper then asked whether it might have been a bad decision for Democrats to have distanced themselves from President Barack Obama during the campaign.
"The president really is our best asset," Wasserman Schultz replied.
Tapper noted that Obama had not been used in any Senate campaigns before this past weekend.
"I’ll stack up our surrogates against Republican surrogates any day," Wasserman Shultz replied.
In an interview
on Bloomberg TV's "With All Due Respect," last month, Wasserman Shultz was unable to name one Senate race where Obama had campaigned after insisting repeatedly, "The president has been campaigning in competitive races."
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