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The battle for the U.S. Senate

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With less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, the focus of the media is on the presidential race. Power in Washington is perceived to reside in the White House and understandably so. However, power on the Potomac also splits between President Obama and a divided Congress. The House of Representatives is firmly in Republican control, and they expect it to remain that way. The Senate has a 53-47 Democratic majority (with two of the 53 being Independents who caucus with the Democrats.) The November elections will not only tell us which party controls the White House. They will also determine if one party will once again control Congress and the White House. How key U.S. Senate races unfold will answer that question.

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