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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks at a news conference in Skowhegan, Maine in May. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, with Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks at a news conference in Skowhegan, Maine in May. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
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Moderates look to wield clout in GOP-led Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Soft-spoken Republican Sen. Susan Collins is quite popular these days, fielding calls from President Barack Obama, members of the GOP leadership and top Democrats Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer.

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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.  speaks to the news media in Weston, Fla.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. speaks to the news media in Weston, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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Big review set by Democrats after election losses

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests.

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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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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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Colorado win puts GOP on verge of Senate majority

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans took giant steps toward controlling the Senate on Tuesday, ousting Democratic senators in Colorado and Arkansas while replacing retiring Democrats in three other states.

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Pennsylvania Democratic Gov.elect Tom Wolf and his wife Frances, right, after voting Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in  Mount Wolf, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Democratic Gov.elect Tom Wolf and his wife Frances, right, after voting Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Mount Wolf, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Corbett loses Pennsylvania governor’s race to Wolf

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has made history by losing his re-election bid.

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Voters cast their ballots and sign petitions at the polling place in town hall in Knox, Maine, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Voters cast their ballots and sign petitions at the polling place in town hall in Knox, Maine, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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Exit poll: Party leaders a drag on both sides

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican and Democratic candidates alike had to overcome voters' displeasure with their party leaders Tuesday as glum Americans expressed little faith that either side could get the U.S. back on course.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. at the voting precinct at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. at the voting precinct at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Republicans seek Senate control, bigger House edge

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans challenged Democrats for control of the Senate and sought to pad their majority in the House on Tuesday in elections shaped by widespread voter discontent with President Barack Obama.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signs in at his poling station in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signs in at his poling station in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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GOP pushes for 6 new Senate seats, and majority

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans made a final push Tuesday for at least six new Senate seats, banking on voter discontent with President Barack Obama to hand them the Senate majority for the first time in eight years.

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President Barack Obama is heading toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies and also faces potential rifts with members of his own party who are in tough re-election contests. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama is heading toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies and also faces potential rifts with members of his own party who are in tough re-election contests. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Possible immigration rift for Obama with some Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.

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