Chuck Todd: Democrats could win '40 to 60 seats' based on Ohio special election results
Chuck Todd (NBC/screen grab)

NBC host Chuck Todd on Wednesday predicted that Democrats could win up to 60 additional congressional seats in the upcoming midterm elections.


On Wednesday morning's Today Show, Todd reviewed the results of a special election in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, where Democrats nearly won a longtime Republican seat. At the time of publication, the race was still too close to call.

"Not only was it razor thin, look at the triage that Republicans did here," Todd explained. "The Democrats weren't really targeting this race... The Republican Party has spent over $3 million just on this single race. They sent in the president at the last minute. This is a district [that] hasn't been in Democratic Party hands since Ronald Reagan was president."

"They can't do that in 435 districts at the same time in November," he continued. "This is why I think Democrats are now heavy favorites to take control of the House. I think the question is really the size. Is it 30 seats, 40 seats, 50 seats? They have a night like this, like they did in Ohio, they could win 40 to 60 seats."

Democrats must unseat around 20 Republicans to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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