Chuck Schumer: ‘Democrats Will Hold The Senate And Maybe Even Pick Up Seats’ In Midterms

At a glance

  • “It’s tight,” Schumer told the AP. “I believe Democrats will hold the Senate and maybe even pick up seats.”
  • Schumer was cautious about races in several battleground states, but said that Democrats were within striking distance of Republicans.
  • “I don’t want to give the illusion that these are all slam dunks,” Schumer said, but “[t]he fact that we’re in the ballpark and our Democratic candidates are defying the political environment is a testament to a few things,” he said.

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