Democrats are in for a rough night, Democratic Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said during an interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on “With All Due Respect.”
While many of her Democratic colleagues are feeling optimistic, “I think we also know it’s going to be a difficult night for some of my colleagues,” she said. “I think it’s too hard to say which ones, given how close these races are.”
If Republicans take the Senate, Klobuchar said, she hopes that Democrats will be able to work with likely Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“I’d like to say that Alison Grimes ran a good campaign down there,” Klobuchar said, “but as we move forward with Mitch McConnell, in whatever role he is in, I think he is someone who has shown in the past that he can make deals.”
Klobuchar said that she’s also reached out to Republican senators such as Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn to discuss moving forward on bills dealing with issues like immigration and tax reform.
Still, the night was young, and Klobuchar wasn’t ready to admit defeat on behalf of her fellow Democrats. “I think it’s much, much too early to tell which party is going to win this election,” Klobuchar said.