WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden predicted Tuesday that Democrats will lose seats in the Senate but retain a 52-48 majority.
Biden said in a radio interview that he foresees Democratic victories in closely contested races in Alaska, North Carolina, New Hampshire and Georgia and a runoff election in Louisiana.
He did not mention Colorado and Iowa, two other neck-and-neck races. Biden indicated Kansas independent Greg Orman could beat Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. He says Orman "will be with us," though Orman has not said whether he would join Republicans or Democrats in the Senate.
Biden spoke on the "Chaz and AJ" radio show, airing on Connecticut stations WPLR, WDRC and WFOX.
In a separate interview Tuesday on Scranton, Pennsylvania, station WEZX, Biden says he's not planning to announce whether he'll run for president again until the spring of 2015.
"I haven't made up my mind for real on that," Biden says. "I don't think I have to do that until the end of spring. In the meantime, there's a whole hell of a lot of things we've got going — mostly economy for the middle class."
Biden was pitching an Election Day get-out-the-vote message on talk radio in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and in the Quad Cities on the Iowa and Illinois border.