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Dems Expect Senate Losses But Hope To Keep Control

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WASHINGTON—Republicans are poised to dramatically shrink the Democrats’ Senate majority and further complicate President Barack Obama’s agenda, even if they fall short of seizing control of the 100-member chamber.

Republicans must pick up 10 seats to regain the majority they lost four years ago. Analysts in both parties consider that a tough task. The GOP would have to win every toss-up race, plus score upsets in California, Washington or perhaps Connecticut.

Democrats privately acknowledge they have slim chances of winning any GOP-held seats this year, despite earlier hopes in states including Ohio, where Republican Rob Portman is expected to win.

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