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Priebus: GOP Faces 'Tough Time' Holding Senate

Priebus: GOP Faces 'Tough Time' Holding Senate

By    |   Saturday, 26 December 2015 10:05 PM EST

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that the GOP might have a "tough" time holding on to its majority in the Senate in next year's elections but that he was confident that the party would hold onto Congress.
 
"The Senate is important," Priebus told John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on New York's AM-970. "It's very critical and it's always tough to hold the Senate, but I think we're doing everything we can do to that."

Priebus' interview, which will air Sunday, was reported by The Hill.

Democrats lost the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections — and the party will have to defend only 10 seats next fall. By contrast, the Republicans will have 24 seats up for grabs, according to the Hill.

Priebus said that he believed Republicans will beat Democrats in several battleground states, including Ohio, Illinois and Florida.
 
"Our candidates are good in the battleground states that they're in, and that's the key — having candidates that are in tune with their states and that are unique to their states so you can win in a tough environment, you win in a presidential year, which is always harder because when turnout is through the roof, it's always a little bit more unpredictable," he told Catsimatidis.

"But I expect we hold the House, hold the Senate and then it's going to be a tight race at the top of the ticket."

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that the GOP might have a tough time holding on to its majority in the Senate in next year's elections but that he was confident that the party would hold onto Congress. The Senate is important, Priebus told...
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