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Senate Control Comes Down to Eight Races

Control of the Senate, a months-long battle costing $ 423 million in TV ads alone, is coming down to races in eight states that remain too close to call and, in some cases, appear to be tightening. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Republican Senate Win Could Splinter Party

Norm Ornstein, Natl JournalAs polls show a movement toward Republicans—the new ABC News/Washington Post survey shows a 6-point GOP advantage in the generic ballot—there is increasing interest in what would happen over the next two years with Republican control of both the House and Senate. I first addressed the prospect of a Republican Senate in […]

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Republican holds momentum in Arkansas Senate race, Dem acknowledges Obama a ‘drag’

The work Rep. Tom Cotton has done since he declared he would challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has him going into Election Day with a head of steam. Full News here – FOX News

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U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) speaks during a campaign event in Charlotte

Most expensive U.S. Senate race down to the wire in North Carolina

By Colleen Jenkins GREENSBORO N.C. (Reuters) – The costliest U.S. Senate race in history is drawing political heavyweights like Mitt Romney and the Clintons to North Carolina as Republicans and Democrats scramble to pull out a win in the battleground state. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's lead has faded in the final stretch before the Nov. […]

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Obama Casts Shadow on Iowa Senate Race

The president hasn’t set foot since 2012 in the state that launched his presidential career, but Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for an open Senate seat there, frequently invokes him as though he were running alongside her opponent, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Crucial Iowa Senate race tied; Romney, Clinton lead for 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The high-profile U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat, with Democratic Representative Bruce Braley and Republican state Senator Joni Ernst each garnering the support of 45 percent of likely voters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Braley and Ernst have been locked in a tight race that […]

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From The Upshot: 7 Forecasters on 11 Interesting Senate Races

The G.O.P. has the advantage in the fight to control the Senate, but there have been dramatic shifts in individual races. Full News here – First Draft

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Obama Is Costing Dems the Senate

Josh Kraushaar, National JournalWhite House officials are preemptively spinning a midterm defeat, and they’re using their own fantasies to do it. They’re starting to blame candidates for not supporting President Obama enough. As a top White House official told The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, “He doesn’t think they have any reason to run away from […]

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Capital Journal Afternoon Edition: The New Revolving Door for Politicians | Fed Ends Bond Buys | Readers Predict GOP-Controlled Senate

The Journal’s afternoon rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Business PAC Dollars Move to GOP Senate Candidates in Key Races

In a significant shift, business groups gave more money in aggregate to Republican candidates than to Democrats in seven of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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