NEW YORK – U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer predicted his party will hold onto the U.S. Senate in the face of a Republican surge across the country.
“It looks a little better than we had feared – that our worst fears are not being realized," Schumer, a Brooklyn Democrat, said tonight in Manhattan of U.S. Senate races.
In his own re-election bid, Schumer from the start has been far ahead in the polls against Republican Jay Townsend, and he was cautiously predicting his own victory. “I work hard every day for six years to earn every vote and it looks like it’s paying off," Schumer said of his own race.
As for the House of Representatives, which Republicans are seeking to re-take tonight, Schumer said, “We’ll hope and pray."
-- Tom Precious