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November 06, 2012


Key Senate Races to Watch Tonight

The U.S. Senate races to watch tonight are in Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri and Virginia. Other potentially interesting races are in Wisconsin and Montana.

The Note: "Two years ago, conventional wisdom held that Democrats would almost certainly lose their majority. After all, they had 23 seats up compared to just 10 for the GOP. And, many of those Democratic-held seats were in deep red states like Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana as well as battleground states like Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. So, why on Election Day are Democrats poised to remain in the majority? The biggest reason: Poor recruiting in states like Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania and flawed candidates in states like Missouri (Todd Akin) and Indiana (Richard Mourdock). And, just plain bad luck (Olympia Snowe's unexpected retirement)."

Politico: "Democrats are in a better position than anyone could have imagined on election eve -- and poised to hold their Senate majority."












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