President Obama appears at a campaign event in Urbandale, Iowa. Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Democrats have a good chance of keeping control of the Senate, but will face a tougher time taking over the House from Republicans.
Obama told radio host Tom Joyner in an interview taped Tuesday that Senate Democrats have a hard time getting much done because of Senate rules that often require 60 votes to advance legislation.
Democrats control the Senate 53-47, including two independents who vote with them. Of the 33 seats up for grabs, a dozen are considered competitive. Republicans need a net pickup of four seats Election Day to take control if Obama is re-elected, three if Romney wins.
In the House, Democrats may make some gains but seem unlikely to pick up the 25 seats they need to win control from the GOP.
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