Republicans Will Secure at Least 52 Senate Seats: Sen. Rick Scott

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Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), president of the Senate Republicans’ run arm, said connected Oct. 2 that the Republican Party volition instrumentality backmost the Senate successful November.

“My effort close present is connected the hurricane alleviation for this hurricane, but perfectly I deliberation we’re astatine 52 seats-plus,” Scott told NBC’s “Meet the Press” connected Sunday. “If you look astatine Biden’s numbers, they’re truly bad. People person rejected the Biden agenda. We person large candidates. The Democrats person to support what Biden has done.”

Scott added, “I deliberation it volition beryllium a bully November for Republicans, but we person to support moving hard each day.”

With the midterm elections astir a period away, the equilibrium of the Senate could travel down to a fewer states. In Wisconsin, incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has taken the pb implicit Democrat Senate campaigner and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, according to the latest polls.

In Pennsylvania’s Senate race, GOP nominee Mehmet Oz has pulled into a statistical necktie with Democrat nominee and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, according to the latest canvass from the Emerson College/The Hill survey. The 2 are contending for the spot vacated by retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.).

GOP legislature candidates successful Arizona and New Hampshire are trailing their Democrat opponents. According to a caller Suffolk University/Boston Globe canvass (pdf), incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) held an 8.4 percentage-points pb implicit GOP campaigner Don Bolduc successful the Granite State. Meanwhile, incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) was backed by 49 percent of apt voters, starring GOP campaigner Blake Masters by 6.8 percent points successful Arizona’s Senate race, according to a caller Suffolk University/Arizona Republic canvass (pdf).

Scott and Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), president of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, precocious told Politico that Nevada and Georgia are the cardinal battlegrounds for the Senate majority.

“If you look astatine the polls, Nevada and Georgia are the 2 logical ones,” Scott told NBC.

Peters said to the outlet, “I’ve been saying that Georgia, Nevada are gonna beryllium existent adjacent races.”

Incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) is facing GOP nominee Adam Laxalt successful Nevada’s Senate race, portion incumbent Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) is facing GOP challenger Herschel Walker successful Georgia’s Senate election.

Also, during his interrogation with NBC, Scott was asked to measurement successful connected a caller GOP legislation that would make a national prohibition connected abortions aft 15 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, unveiled by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) connected Sept. 13, includes exceptions for rape, incest, and redeeming a woman’s life.

In response, Scott said helium supports “reasonable” termination restrictions, adding that determination are “arguments to bash it astatine the national level.”

“Right now, each the candidates are taking positions,” Scott said. “I’m pro-life, arsenic you know. I deliberation we ought to person tenable restrictions. I deliberation a batch of radical are comfy with 15 weeks and exceptions for rape, incest, and the beingness of the mother.”

Asked if Graham’s measure analyzable GOP efforts to triumph the Senate successful November, Scott suggested that Democrats person been pushing the contented of termination rights.

“Democrats person talked a batch astir that this year, truthful each campaigner has been talking astir what their presumption is connected abortion,” Scott said. “So I deliberation it’s important that radical archer radical what their presumption is, and it’s being done authorities by authorities each crossed the country.”

“I don’t cognize if what Lindsey enactment retired changed the conversation, but it is an important contented for the country,” Scott added.

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Frank Fang is simply a Taiwan-based journalist. He covers US, China, and Taiwan news. He holds a master's grade successful materials subject from Tsinghua University successful Taiwan.