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2014 US Senate Race

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.,  joined by his wife celebrates with his supporters at an election night party in Louisville, Ky.,Tuesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by his wife celebrates with his supporters at an election night party in Louisville, Ky.,Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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GOP surge: Republicans seize control of US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans seized control of the Senate and strengthened their hold on the House in a wave of Election Day victories Tuesday that served as a repudiation of President Barack Obama's second-term policies and put a series of Democratic-leaning states - including Obama's home, Illinois - under control of new Republican governors.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. and his wife, Elaine Chao, wave to  supporters at his victory celebration in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. and his wife, Elaine Chao, wave to supporters at his victory celebration in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Takeover: Republicans surge to win control of US Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.

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(AP Photo/The Advocate Messenger, Clay Jackson, File)
(AP Photo/The Advocate Messenger, Clay Jackson, File)
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Midterm elections carry high stakes for US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy.

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A rally for Kentucky's Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in Lexington, Ky., at Transylvania University, Saturday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A rally for Kentucky's Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in Lexington, Ky., at Transylvania University, Saturday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Women are a prime target on campaign’s final weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Their grip on the Senate majority slipping, anxious Democrats aggressively courted female voters Saturday on the final weekend of a midterm campaign that will decide the balance of power in Congress and statehouses during President Barack Obama's final years in office.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell (Bell 2014)
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GOP missing golden opportunity

Republicans have a legitimate shot at recapturing the U.S. Senate this year, and taking a seat here in New Jersey would help. But, the GOP is getting little help from its candidate.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell (Bell 2014)
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GOP candidate for US Senate running on the gold standard

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Jeff Bell spent three decades in Washington working on policy and wrote a book promoting all aspects of social conservatism. But so far his campaign for the U.S. Senate has centered on just one issue: returning the United States to the gold standard.

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(AP graphic)
(AP graphic)
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Which party will win US Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide it

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?

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Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Chris Christie Shrugs Off Election Dates Lawsuits [POLL/AUDIO]

Last week, Governor Chris Christie scheduled a special election for Oct. 16, three weeks before the general election to fill a U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

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US Capitol building
US Capitol building (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Is Anybody Really Paying Attention to U.S. Senate Battle In NJ? [POLL/AUDIO]

Four New Jersey Democrats are seeking their party's nomination to run for the U.S Senate seat that's up for grabs after the passing of longtime Senator Frank Lautenberg.

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Steve Lonegan
Steve Lonegan (Facebook)
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Steve Lonegan Announces Run For Lautenberg Senate Seat, Al Leiter Interested In Appointment

On the same day Frank Lautenberg's life was celebrated at his funeral in New York, Republican Steve Lonegan has announced he will run in a special election for Lautenberg's U.S. Senate seat.

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