Rick Scott, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, predicted that the GOP would have at least 52 Seats in the senate following the 2022 midterm elections.
Scott predicted on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that Republicans will hold all of the U.S. Senate seats presently held by Republicans and flip both Georgia and Nevada. Scott also stated that Republicans have a chance to flip up to five more Senate seats in contested elections around the country.
“Do you believe Republicans will win the battleground states on Election Day?” Dana Bash, the show’s host, inquired. “How many Senate seats will the Republican Party control next year?”
“We’re expecting to get 52 or more,” Scott said. “Herschel Walker will win the state of Georgia. We’re keeping all 21 of them. Oz will triumph over Fetterman in Pennsylvania. In Nevada, Adam Laxalt will triumph. But I believe we have a good chance of catching up to Blake Masters in Arizona and Don Bolduc in New Hampshire. I’m leaving for New Hampshire today. I believe Don Bolduc has every reason to expect he will win. But we’ve already got shots with Tiffany Smiley in WA, Joe O’Dea in Colorado, and Leora Levy in CT.”
Scott added, “This is our year. The Democrats can’t run on anything they’ve accomplished. People are unhappy with what they have done. They are opposed to high inflation. They don’t like rising petrol and food expenses. They are opposed to an open border. They despise high criminality. That is what Democrats are known for. They’ve done all of these things, after all. Democrats were responsible.”
According to the RCP average of polls, Walker and Laxalt are leading their respective elections. InsiderAdvantage polling found Oz with a 2.7-point advantage over Democrat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania.
In Arizona, a Data for Progress survey found Masters deadlocked with incumbent Dem. Mark Kelly.
In New Hampshire, a survey conducted by InsiderAdvantage and American Greatness showed Bolduc trailing incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan by barely one point.
In Washington, a Trafalgar Group survey saw Smiley behind incumbent Democrat Patty Murray by only 1.2 points.
In recent polls in Colorado, O’Dea trails incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet by double digits, while Levy lags Richard Blumenthal by double digits in Connecticut.
While Scott is optimistic about the GOP’s chances in the Senate, Democratic Majority Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently raised concerns about his party’s chances with Pres. Joe Biden on a hot mic.
“We’re in trouble in that seat,” Schumer said to Biden. “It’s getting near. We shall see.”
It wasn’t obvious which seat he was referring to at first. Democrats, though, are in trouble in Georgia, according to Schumer.
“The state that we are seeing, Georgia is the state where we are heading downhill,” he explained. “It’s difficult to think they’ll go after Herschel Walker.”