Republican Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt had a blunt message for Republicans prospects of winning the Senate: We can also screw it up like we always do.
"You know, I'm not particularly good at that but everything I read says — there are people who do that and do that pretty much for a living — and they're all saying between 60% and 65%," Blunt said on The McGraw Show on KTRS Radio of the odds of Republicans taking the Senate. "But if anybody can mess this up my side has the total capacity to here at the last minute to figure out how to turn 65% into 25%."
"We proven a couple times in a row that we can do that," Blunt said on Republicans in previous elections snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Republicans were bullish on their chances of retaking the Senate in the landslide 2010 midterms only to not pick up the required seats.
In 2012, Democrats actually picked up seats in an election Republicans had again hoped to recapture the Senate.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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