4:16 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Paul Says Some Senate Races Tough to Pick

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are just as anxious to know the outcome of their races as they are for the White House. A Senate takeover is highly important to conservatives who want to repeal the federal health care law. U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says it's tough to predict tonight's results.

"We've got three or four that we're trying to hang on to and we've got three or four more that we could win. I think it's truly an election where you could go to bed tonight and wake up and still not know, and in the end you could be surprised," he said.

Senator Paul joined in an election day tradition in his hometown of Bowling Green, where served up beans and cornbread to the public as a fundraiser for the local Lions Club.

He told Kentucky Public Radio that many of the toss-up states for president are toss-ups for the Senate, as well. Democrats are leading in two of the most high-profile Senate races.

To gain majority control of the Senate, Republicans need to pick up three seats with a Romney win or four seats with an Obama victory. Republicans already control the U.S. House and control of that chamber doesn't appear under threat.