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election 2012

Democrats Poised To Keep Senate Control

Correction: This item incorrectly characterized Wisconsin's Senate race. The race has not been called by the Associated Press.

Democrats are poised to keep control of the Senate as election results break against Republicans.

 
  • Democrats have won Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana, and independent candidate Angus King has won in Maine. Democrats have also held an open seat and Connecticut.
  • Republicans would have to win a net of seven seats among races remaining to win a 51-seat majority. That would mean winning competitive races in Democratic-held Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Montana and Virginia, as well as New Mexico and Hawaii, where polls have showed Democrats running ahead, or Washington or California, which neither party believes are competitive.
  • With the House remaining in Republican control, Congress will look the same in the 113th Congress as it does today.

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