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Could GOP tactics help Dems recapture Senate?

A Supreme Court nomination battle that was ignited on Saturday with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia has given Democrats an explosive new issue that could bolster their chances of regaining majority control of the U.S. Senate. The impact could be felt most acutely in “swing” states, where Republicans are trying to hold onto Senate seats, political strategists and analysts said. The high stakes are also expected to prompt greater voter turnout that could favor Democrats. With no clear idea of who President Barack Obama will nominate as Scalia’s replacement, it was way too early to know exactly how this
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