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Harry Reid is not worried about the Democrats losing the Senate
by Nathan'ette Burdine: September 10, 2014

Harry Reid is not worried about losing his place as the U.S. Senate Majority Leader. According to the Reno Gazette Journal, Reid told a group at a local fundraiser that he believes the Democrats will hold on to the Senate.

Reid warned those in attendance about what he believes is the Koch Brothers trying to buy Congress.

The Reno Gazette Journal quoted Reid as saying, “They (Koch brothers) think they have enough money to buy America. Not only with the U.S. Senate, not only with the House of Representatives but with the constitutional offices as well. They are even involved with the state senate races here (in Nevada) as well.”

Senate Democrats face tight races in the blue-dog states of Louisiana, North Carolina, and Arkansas.

Republicans need six seats in order to win back the majority in the Senate.

Political Pollster Nate Silver stated that the current political situation favors the Republicans 60-40.

However, Silver notes that if the Republicans win they will have a slim 51% to 49% majority. And currently, it takes 60% of the vote in the Senate in order to break a filibuster and to move a bill forward for a vote on the floor.

Hence, the gridlock in Congress will continue.

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