"Time will tell how strong these recruits are," he said. "I think Democrats are putting a lot of [stock] in a presidential cycle and presidential turnout helping their cause down the ballot."
Democrats Joe Sestak, Ted Strickland, Jason Kander bid to unseat freshman Republican senators →
Last week, Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, announced plans to hold hearings starting June 24 to examine federal education spending at for-profit colleges.
Students tout for-profit schools →