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Pence: Republicans Will Keep Control of Congress After Mid-Terms

President Trump and Vice President Pence (Mike Pence Facebook page)

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Vice President Mike Pence said he and President Donald Trump are "very confident" Republicans will keep control of the House and Senate this fall.

Both men are hitting the campaign trail hard in the days and weeks leading up to November's midterm elections.

CBN's David Brody and Jenna Browder traveled with Pence to Michigan where he stumped for Senate candidate John James and sat down with him for a wide-ranging interview.

'We're Going to Make History in 2018'

"The president and I are very confident," Pence said of the midterms. "If we get out and tell the story of the progress that we're making in this country, progress that's created nearly 4 million jobs, rebuild our military, has America standing tall in the world again, being respected again, we tell that story all across this country, we're going to make history in 2018 just the way we made history in 2016."

Out of 35 Senate races, nine are tossups. That's about 25 percent. In the House 43 of 435 races are tossups, roughly 10 percent. In other words, it's going to be close and history is against Republicans as the president's party typically loses seats in his first term.

'Count it All Joy'

One thing that's sure is the fight over the control of Congress is going to get nasty and Pence is already feeling some of it personally with a new book out that attacks his faith.

"The Bible says, 'count it all joy when you endure trials of many kinds,'" Pence said. "Anytime I'm criticized for my belief in Jesus Christ, I just breathe a prayer of praise."

Republicans hope to be able to breathe their own sigh of relief this fall but they'll have to fend off the "blue wave" some are predicting.

For the rest of this story, visit our content partners at CBNNews.com. Copyright The Christian Broadcasting Network, all rights reserved.

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