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Biden: ‘I Predict We’re Gonna—We’re Gonna Keep the Senate’

As observers from across the political spectrum forecast a dismal election night for the Democratic party, Vice President Joe Biden is putting on his happy face.

“First of all, I don’t agree with the odd-makers,” a smiling Biden told CNN’s Gloria Bolger on Monday, one day before the midterms. “I predict we’re gonna — we’re gonna keep the Senate. I’ve been in sixty-six, sixty-seven races all told. And I’m not getting the feeling that the odd-makers are getting.”

But if Republicans do take the Senate — which the forecasting models of the  New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and many others predict — Biden believes it will have little to do with the Obama administration.

“It’s all local,” he said, echoing other Democrats bracing for a rough night on Tuesday. ”It all gets down to what the specific issues in that district are, that state is,” he said.

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