The Daily Rundown | October 10, 2012
>> the republicans gain control of the senate if they can get four seats, if romney wins the white house that number drops to three. welcome both. i'm guessing this is the only time you put on suits now. does the winner of the presidential decide control of the state senate ? there's no question that it impacts races. we have said from the beginning that we think senate races can stand on their own.
>> if mitt romney wins the presidency, what chances do democrats have of retaining control of the united states ?
>> when you look at the battleground states that you listinged. after of those states are republican held seats.
>> can you gain control if president obama wins re-election?
>> sure, chuck and here's why, we're win right now in connecticut, we're winning in wisconsin. we got a little separation last week or so. governor romney 's strong performance, really the resurgence for the party so we feel like we have a great path to the majority with or without governor romney winning.
>> let me start with a virginia. can george allen win without mitt romney carrying the state?
>> obviously it would be easier if romney won the state. the problem that tim kaine has is that this is a guy supporting sequestration, which is devastating the state of virginia . supports the president's tax plan which is devastating to him in northern virginia .
>> shelly berkeley in nevada, is there any chance that she wins a senate seat?
>> three months ago democratings only had a 30,000 voter registrati registration increasing the number of democrats.
>> let's talk about these races where we in the media -- you guys are fighting in turf that you proerl didn't think dwrourp fighting. why is north dakota close.
>> i think heidi is going everything she can do to prove she's not a democrat. she said she supports president kbaum's agenda. said the health care law she would save money in the health care law . recently it came out that she's been taking money from an anti-fracing -- the more people learn about heidi hyde camp, the less they like her. there was a lot to lenard about heidi , that's coming out now and it's --
>> let me just say one thing about north dakota , it's interesting that all the things that rob just talked about are positions that the heidi hyde camp doesn't actually uphold. there's a reason why unlike what rob said this race is tied at 47-47 in this race. in 2010 , in september of that yea year -- when you spend $80 million the largest amount anyone's ever spent to win a senate seat in the state, you're going to improve your numbers, but the fact is that every poll that has been released recently is that there's movement in chris christie 's --
>> you put out that's very critical or mrk kas kin, is the nrc going to spend money helping toddanen to win?
>> most people you expect people to go to washington to rein in the government not get rich by it. we said a day after the filing deadline that we hope that todd akin wins. wris in direct contrast to the state of maine where the democrats won't acknowledge their candidate.
>> have you guys ruled out spending money against spending money on television ads against claire mccaskell?
>> we hope todd aiken wins.
>> i understand rob's under a lot of pressure. i take him at his word that the nrc is not going to play there. but everything he said just about claire mccassell is a lie.
>> do you guys support angus king to win in that election?
>> let's be clear why in maine. the republican party forced olympia snow out of the united states senate and now they're trying to replace her with the tea party and if they thought we were going to just sit by and let that happen.