Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) reportedly now believes that Republicans might gain up to 55 Senate seats during the upcoming midterm elections.
Scott highlighted his optimism about Republicans’ chances of retaking the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections at a get-out-the-vote event with North Carolina congressman and Senate candidate Ted Budd.
Scott claimed that the GOP has more enthusiasm than the Democrats because Americans are tired of the Biden administration after two years of incompetence and economic chaos.
“It starts right here, we’re going to get 52 Republican senators, we have to win here. I think we can get 53, 54, 55.“ Scott said.
“The energy is on our side. People are fed up with the Biden agenda.” He continued.
He also noted a number of surveys that suggest Republican candidates are within striking distance in a number of critical states, many of which they had previously been written off in.
First, Scott cited contests in Wisconsin and Nevada where the GOP has routinely won.
In Wisconsin, incumbent Senator Ron Johnson is running against Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.
According to a Marquette University survey, Johnson has a six-point advantage over Barnes.
In Nevada, former Attorney General Adam Laxalt has maintained a constant advantage over incumbent Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto since early September. A recent CBS News/YouGov survey showed Laxalt leading by one point.