Dem senator: Midterm races are ‘like a novel’ full of surprises

Two weeks left on the trail, and there are too many close Senate races for anyone to predict which party has real momentum. One of the few Democrats with a comfortable lead is in Oregon, where Senator Jeff Merkley is running for re-election.

But with recent poll numbers showing tight races in key states, both parties are pushing hard to secure victories that will help decide who will hold the majority in the Senate. “This is like a novel,” Merkley told msnbc’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday. “Suddenly there’s a race in Kansas, there’s a race in South Dakota…it’s full of surprises.”

Andrea Mitchell Reports, 10/21/14, 12:43 PM ET

Democratic senator: Midterm races are 'like a novel' full of…

Andrea Mitchell talks to Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., about his outlook on the 2014 midterm elections, and asks whether he’s concerned about losing the majority of the Senate.

Andrea Mitchell Reports - The Trail and Oregon

Dem senator: Midterm races are 'like a novel' full of surprises