(CNSNews.com) – Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine says he now expects to win seats in November that he previously thought Democrats would lose.
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O’Donnell beat the establishment Republican candidate, Rep. Mike Castle, in Tuesday’s primary.
“I just see the candidates that are being put up by folks who are really outside the mainstream,” Kaine said – a reference to the tea party movement. “Even hearing how Republicans talk about some of these nominees suggests that they’ve almost said to moderates in the party, ‘You’re not welcome.’”
Kaine, in a Wednesday morning interview on Fox & Friends, pointed to
Kaine said he thinks Democrats now have ‘a really good shot at winning” the
Kaine said while the tea party appears to have the “upper hand” in the Republican primary races, he said it won’t happen in the November election, when independents and Democrats come to the polls.
“People are hurting,” Kaine said, adding that successful candidates will be the ones who address that.
But he also said it’s not enough to just feel Americans’ pain: “Not just, ‘Hey I’m mad, too,” but ‘Hey now, here’s what we can do about it.” I think trying to switch from just the negative to the can-do optimistic thing is important for all of our candidates.”