Alexander expects tight races
â€œIt makes sense that Republican members of Congress are going to be in a little deeper water,â€ Alexander said. â€œThat hurts; it hurts the party weâ€™re members of. I hate to see some of my colleagues having to defend what some view as poor performance by the executive branch.â€
He said some of the negativity is a product of a souring economy, mounting job losses and the $700 billion financial bailoutâ€™s relative unpopularity with the public.