Beltway Happenings
October 25, 2006--Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC), the chairs of the Senate campaign committees, spoke at the National Press Club with less than two weeks until Election Day.  Democrats need to win six seats to regain control in the Senate.  Sen. Dole won the coin toss and elected to speak second...
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) chair Sen. Schumer said that Democrats are "on the edge of being able to take back the Senate" but emphasized that it is "not a done deal,"   He said the Democrats' task is comparable to bringing water downhill, while Republicans are essentially carrying water uphill.  The bottom line is "people want change," Schumer said.
National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chair Sen. Dole noted that, "It's been a tough cycle," but predicted, "We'll keep the majority in the Senate."   "Our candidates are better fits for their states," she said.  Dole warned of "a weaker security situation" if Democrats were to gain a majority.
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