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Dems Expect Senate Losses But Hope To Keep Control


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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