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July 28, 2014


GOP Prospects for Taking Senate Brighten

"With 100 days to go until the midterm election, unexpectedly strong bids by several Republican candidates and President Obama's continued sagging approval ratings are boosting GOP chances of capturing a Senate majority," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"A battery of recent polling shows Republican candidates mounting competitive bids for at least 10 Senate seats now held by Democrats, including in Iowa and Colorado, states that have been leaning Democratic in recent years. Many Republican candidates have narrowed their opponents' fundraising advantage, according to the latest campaign-finance reports. And a series of international crises has dealt the president some of the lowest approval marks of his second term, weighing on his party's candidates."

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