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Well today at America's election headquarters were looking beyond the presidential race to -- the battle for the control.
Of the -- and as you can see if I Democrats hold a slight majority there but 33 seats 33 are up for grabs this November.
And -- three of them are now held by Democrats.
If Republicans -- just a few of those seats to their side it would change the balance of power but the Republicans have to worry about their own seats in our next guest says.
He sees some warning signs for -- Republicans joining us now with a look inside -- -- a ball this week Larry Stabenow director of the center for politics at the University of Virginia so Larry.
What kind of warning sign.
Well you know party leaders on both sides -- will tell you the toughest thing that they have to do is to get their own people.
To focus on electability in primaries they want them to think about which candidate would be the strongest candidate in the general election.
So you've got some Republican primaries coming up in states like Wisconsin and Arizona.
We're there are stronger and weaker candidates for the general election.
So obviously the Republican leaders hope that they are activists will choose the stronger candidates will -- It's very interesting you talk a lot about the establishment -- the outsider.
And the Republican Party I'm sure some of our -- is here electability Larry -- -- thank you know that's not we -- don't want the establishment we want the rebels.
Let the people that are gonna go -- and change things in washing ten.
What is attention what had that tension -- the Republican Party over the last.
Let's say three years yourself.
Well of course it's people's constitutional right two to pick anybody they want.
Regardless of their electability but if you look back to the 2010.
Mid term elections for example.
There were several seats Nevada Colorado Delaware that the Republicans almost certainly would have won had they nominated.
The more electable candidate after the general election.
They chose to go in another direction and Democrats won those three seats now again.
That's -- that's people's constitutional right there could vote for anybody for any reason at a party leaders naturally focus on elected bill.
And that's their job right candidate selection.
That's good that's with the job for the party that what why do you think with so many dynamic conservative voices out there right now.
Why do you think that's difficult at ten and -- now -- did people with a strong voices with.
What generally speaking -- in the in my experience anyway activists are great optimist.
They see any body from their party automatically winning in November they can't imagine that the other party will win that seat.
But of course.
Their friends are not necessarily representative of the entire electorate so sometimes they miss judge.
The general electorate and and no one really can know the tone of the general electorate.
Months in advance.
Mary nice to have you at this -- grant the ranks -- breaking news that we look for to have you back is always.
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