Gunn said Wednesday that he might try to persuade at least one Democrat to switch parties to reach the 60-percent supermajority of 74.
He would not name names, but said: “There are Democrats right now who ought to be Republican.”
Gunn said he has previously invited many Democrats to become Republican. Three Democrats crossed the aisle to become Republicans in the course of the past four years, with all breezing to re-election Tuesday.
“Whoever touches home first is a hero,” he said of a switch.