Rick Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, stated that the GOP would sport a minimum of 52 Senate seats in the wake of the 2022 midterm elections.
While speaking on the Sunday edition of CNN’s “State of the Union,” Scott claimed that Republicans would retain all of the currently held by the GOP seats within the U.S. Senate and push further to effectively flip both Nevada and Georgia to red. Scott also claimed that Republicans are now in front of a rare chance to flip another five additional seats throughout states sporting heavily contested Senate races all over the country.
“So which battleground states do you think Republicans will win on Election Day?” questioned Dana Bash, the show’s host. “How many Senate seats will the GOP control next year?”
“We’re going to get 52-plus,” answered Scott. “Herschel Walker will win Georgia. We’re going to keep all 21 of ours. Oz is going to win against Fetterman in Pennsylvania. And Adam Laxalt will win in Nevada. But I think we have every reason to believe we can pick up with Blake Masters in Arizona, with Don Bolduc [in New Hampshire]. I will be going to New Hampshire today. I think Don Bolduc has every reason to believe he’s going to win. But we have got shots in — with Tiffany Smiley in Washington, Joe O’Dea in Colorado, Leora Levy in Connecticut.”
“This is our year,” Scott continued. “The Democrats can’t run on anything they have done. People don’t like what they have done. They don’t like high inflation. They don’t like gas prices, food prices up. They don’t like an… open border. They don’t like high crime. And that’s what the Democrats are known for. I mean, they have done all these things. Democrats did it.”
Currently, both Laxalt and walker are handily leading their respective races, as reported by the RCP average of recent polls. Out in Pennsylvania, another survey out of Inside Advantage expressed that Oz was sporting a 2.7-point lead against his opponent, Democrat John Fetterman.
In the state of Arizona, yet another poll from the Data for Progress expressed that Masters sat tied with incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly.
A poll from American Greatness and InsideAdvantage highlighted Bolduc as just a single point behind incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire.
A poll from the Trafalgar Group for Washington stated that incumbent Democrat Patty Murray only leads Smiley by roughly 1.2 points.
As Scott expressed his hearty optimism concerning the chances of the GOP regarding the Senate seats, a recent hot mic incident from Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as he spoke to Old Uncle Joe showed him sounding the alarm for his party’s chances.
“That seat, we’re in danger in that seat,” Biden heard from Schumer. “It’s close. We’ll see.”
Currently, it is not quite clear just exactly which seats he was referring to. Schumer did add that Democrats are heavily worried in Georgia.
“The state where we are seeing, the state we are going downhill is Georgia,” he expressed. “It’s hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker.”