Mike Pence Says Republicans Will Keep Control Of The House And Expand Senate Majority
In an interview with The Hill on Friday, Vice President Pence predicted that Republicans will keep control of the House in next week’s midterm elections.
“I think we’re going to expand our majority in the United States Senate, and I think we’re going to hold our Republican majority in the House of Representatives,” Pence told the news outlet.
“But that being said, there is certainly common ground in areas that we can work that the president has laid out,” Pence added when asked about working with Democrats if they win the House, citing issues like trade and infrastructure.
“I think there’s a broad range of areas that we’ll be able to work with that Democrat minority in the House and the Senate, and we’ll continue to reach out to do that.”
Pence’s comments came shortly after President Trump acknowledged earlier Friday that Republicans could end up losing control of the House of Representatives.
Recent polls show Democrats favored to win the House. They need to net 23 seats to take control of the chamber.
The nonpartisan Cook Political Report has rated 72 Republican-held House seats — and only five Democratic seats — as “at risk” ahead of the midterm elections.
however, Republicans are favored to keep control of the Senate, where Democrats have a less favorable map and are defending 10 seats in states Trump won in 2016.
You can watch Pence interview on Hill.TV.