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Harry Reid: I Won't Campaign Against McConnell In 2014

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As for Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes? "Well, she's -- I don't think she needs much of my help. She seems to be doing pretty well," Reid said. "Well, I can only look at the polls. I'm not campaigning in Kentucky."

Reid, who has previously participated in fundraising efforts for Grimes, dismissed pollster Charlie Cook's prediction that Republicans have a 50-50 chance of winning the Senate majority in 2014.

"Well, maybe Cook will be right for once. But I doubt it. I'm not much for -- I can remember he and his partner, Rothenberg, came before the election we had with Al Gore and said, there's no way he can lose that election. Well, they're wrong quite a bit of time," he said.

"Oh, I feel pretty good" about Democrats' chances, he said. "We'd have to lose six seats, and I don't see that."