Senate control up for grabs as Democrats seek majority

2016-11-08 22:05
An early voting sign is placed on the grass at an early voting celebration in Miami. (Lynne Sladky, AP)

An early voting sign is placed on the grass at an early voting celebration in Miami. (Lynne Sladky, AP)

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Washington - Control of the Senate is up for grabs as Republicans' hopes of protecting their narrow majority in an unpredictable election rest on a handful of states that are still toss-ups.

In two red states that were never supposed to be this competitive, North Carolina and Missouri, Democrats are seeking to upset entrenched GOP incumbents. As voting got underway, both states looked like they could go either way.

In Democratic-leaning states like Wisconsin, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, Democratic candidates made final appeals trying to tie their GOP opponents to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

With Senate races down to the wire in a half-dozen states, any one of them could end up determining Senate control after a costly campaign.

Republicans now have a 54-46 majority.

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