- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 14, 2014

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney is settling into his new role as CNN political commentator, offering a bleak outlook Sunday for Democrats in the upcoming midterms.

“It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Mr. Carney said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Mediaite reported.

“The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party,” he continued. “You couple that with the fact [that] so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president — [by] double digits in most cases — and there’s no outcome in November that anybody could say would be great for Democrats, except for barely holding onto the Senate.”

Mr. Carney argued, however, that voters could hold an unfavorable view if Republicans controlled both the House and Senate.

“The problem for Republicans if they win is Americans begin to think that ‘we hate Congress,’ and it is now clear that one party is in control of Congress,” he said.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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