White House predicts Democrats will hold Senate
WASHINGTON - On the eve of the midterm elections, a spokesman says President Barack Obama believes Democrats will hold onto the Senate.
Spokesman Josh Earnest says Democrats are backed by a get-out-the-vote strategy that could boost their candidates by 2 or 3 percentage points on Election Day.
Republicans across the country have been looking to take advantage of the president's low approval ratings. The GOP would need to add six Senate seats in order to be in the majority in the Senate come January. They appear certain of picking up at least three. And nine other Senate contests are considered competitive.
Obama has avoided the nation's most competitive contests in recent weeks, but made campaign stops in Connecticut and Pennsylvania in which he urged Democrats to reject Republican cynicism.