The midterm election is two weeks away, and polls are still showing some races may be too close for comfort no matter which side of the political aisle you’re on.
However, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said he was confident Republicans can take back the U.S. House of Representatives, but when it comes to the U.S. Senate, “you could flip a coin.”
Tuberville appeared in a recent episode of Capitol Journal, where, in a wide-ranging interview, he discussed the importance of the upcoming election on November 8.
"You would hope that we would win all the elections out there we're supposed to win. And if we do, then we've got an opportunity to have a majority in the Senate," Tuberville said.
"We can't continue this downfall of crime and border open, inflation — all the things that are going on right now. This has got to slow down. We're like a snowball just going downhill and picking up speed."
Tuberville said he has been traveling the country helping Republicans in key states campaign and raise money. He said many of the "toss-up" races, like in Georgia and Pennsylvania, are so close, "it just depends on who goes votes."
"These are the races that are really going to determine the power of Congress… We'll win the House," he said. "I'm saying between 20 and probably 35 seats, and that's pretty good."
Tuberville said he hopes Republicans win the House by a wide enough margin to have a supermajority, meaning at least 290 out of 435 representatives, or two-thirds, to overcome a filibuster.
"We'll take the House back," he said. "But it's so important that we're able to slow it down right now, what's going right on in Washington D.C., and quit spending money. They'll be able to slow it down, but we can stop it if we get the Senate."
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