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Monday, September 10, 2012

Which Party Will Control The Senate Come January?

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo, are in a race for a Missouri Senate seat. (AP)

All eyes have been on the presidential race the past two weeks as the national party conventions dominated prime-time political coverage.

But this election cycle, Republicans also dearly want to win control of the U.S. Senate, where the Democrats now hold a slim majority. And this November, the Senate’s political balance could be decided by just a few crucial races.

Guest:

  • Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of The Rothenberg Political Report

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  • John Hammerel

    By the way, there is a important Senate race in Montana also!

  • Jaelin_lambert

    Which Party Will Control The Senate Come January?

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