Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sat down for an interview with the Washington Post yesterday.
At the end, Reid gave some candid remarks to the Post’s Paul Kane about the Democrats’ 2016 prospects.
The Nevada Senator pointed to Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio as seats which the Democrats can pick up. They’ll need four to win the majority if they also take the presidency and five if the Republicans win the White House. The fourth seat he mentioned was Pennsylvania (at the 16:07 mark).
“We have a primary in Pennsylvania which I wish we didn’t but we do,” Reid stated. “But we have the Governor supporting Katie McGinty, we have former Governor Rendell. So she’s gonna win that primary.”
The Senator went on to reveal more of his own thoughts than perhaps he wanted to when he expressed that Pennsylvania is a blue-leaning state.
“And I think that’s gonna be a heavily Democratic state for us come Hillary time,” he said before catching himself. “Whoever wins the [presidential] primary.”
McGinty is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is running for re-election.