- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

President Trump said Wednesday that Republicans are on track to do “very well” in Senate races next week, and sounded more optimistic about the House as well.

“It looks like we’re doing very, very well in the Senate,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House. “We’re doing extraordinarily well in the Senate. It looks like we’re doing OK in the House, we’ll see. I campaigned for a lot of candidates that were down a little bit, and now they’re up.”

Mr. Trump was heading to a campaign rally in the Fort Myers, Florida, region, for GOP Senate candidate Rick Scott and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, currently a House lawmaker.

Asked by a reporter if he is worried about “losing the suburbs,” Mr. Trump replied, “I don’t view suburban districts or any other districts — I view the country.”

“Our country has to be safe. And by the way … we’re doing very well with the women vote, because they want security,” the president said. “They want safety. They don’t want these people [illegal migrants] pouring into our country, totally unchecked.”

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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