Asked today about his thoughts on the upcoming midterm elections in November, Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that his party would gain seats in both chambers of Congress.
“There had better be given all the resources I’ve allocated.”
Putin doesn’t campaign under the main party he leads, United Russia, but instead runs candidates belonging to an affiliated party, the GOP, that only operates locally.
“Each region has its own special concerns, whether that be Russia, Ukraine, or the United States, so one giant homogeneous party doesn’t make much sense.”
He is tantalized by the prospect of having 60 or more senate seats – as that would give him a filibuster-proof majority.
“There are other ways to prevent filibusters, of course, but I’d rather not drag people up to the roof if I don’t have to.”