11/04/2014 07:57 pm ET

Tom Daschle: Mitch McConnell 'Has A Chance To Make History' As Majority Leader

Former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle had some optimistic words to say on Tuesday about Mitch McConnell, who kept his Senate seat after defeating challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes and could become the new Senate Majority Leader if Republicans take the Senate.

"I actually think Mitch is going to go for history," Daschle told HuffPost Live after McConnell's race was called. "He's had to play the game and he's had to do what he's had to do to get where he is, but he has a chance now -- for however long -- to make history. ... This is his real chance to get some real traction and to make a mark."

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Mitch McConnell & Alison Lundergan Grimes