Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday told fellow Republicans at a joint Senate-House retreat that “we have our work cut out for us” in the 2018 midterm elections to keep control of both chambers of Congress.
The president’s party historically loses a large number of seats in midterm elections and handicappers such as Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report predict a Democratic wave is building.
But Pence on Wednesday evening vowed that Republicans will defy those predictions.
“Conventional wisdom holds that the upcoming midterms are going to be a challenge but I think you all know what President Trump thinks about conventional wisdom,” Pence said. “Conventional wisdom said in 2016 that Hillary Clinton was going to be elected president of the United States of America.”
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