Congressman Geoff Davis predicts close 6th District race means GOP picks up 50+ seats

11/01/2010 07:23 PM

Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District will be the “meat thermometer” in Tuesday night’s oven of the elections, said U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis — a Republican from Hebron.

“If the Republicans win that seat, I think we’re probably looking at close to a 60-seat margin, nationally,” said Davis, a three-term congressman from the 4th District in Northern Kentucky. “If it’s a close race all the way to the end — and I believe it’s going to be — I believe we’re looking at a minimum net of 50-55 seats.”

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, who is running for his fourth full term, is in a tough re-election fight with Republican Andy Barr.

Also, in the interview with Pure Politics, Davis said he believes “a lot can get done” in Congress next year despite partisan rancor during this fall’s election. He said the incoming group of Republican freshmen who are expected to win Tuesday night will bring real world experience to Congress.

“That will enrich the dialogue and I think it will give us better policy in the long run,” Davis said.

- Ryan Alessi


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