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Sen. Rick Scott: Republicans will secure 52 Senate seats

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Senate Republicans' campaign chairman Rick Scott announced on Oct. 2 that the GOP would regain control of the Senate.

“My effort right now is on the hurricane relief for this hurricane, but absolutely I think we’re at 52 seats-plus,” Scott told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “If you look at Biden’s numbers, they’re really bad. People have rejected the Biden agenda. We have great candidates. The Democrats have to defend what Biden has done.”

Scott added, “I think it will be a good November for Republicans, but we have to keep working hard every day.”

The Senate balance may depend on a few states when the midterm elections take place in just about a month. According to the most recent polls, incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson is leading Democrat senatorial candidate Mandela Barnes.

The latest Emerson College/The Hill survey shows GOP nominee and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman tied with Democrat nominee Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's Senate race. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) is retiring from the Senate, so the two are competing for his seat.

3 October 2022


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