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Republicans make gains in Senate, but Democrats hold on to slim majority

Although the House shifted to Republican control, Democrats were able to protect Senate seats in West Virginia, Delaware and elsewhere that had been in danger of slipping away. That was just enough to preserve a legislative redoubt from which President Obama can continue to assert his agenda. Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Senate leader Reid fends off challenge by tea party’s Angle in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid of Nevada beat back a scrappy challenge from tea party favorite Sharron Angle, offering Democrats a rare and high-profile victory on an otherwise difficult night for Democrats across the nation. The Associated Press and several news networks called… Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Some complaints surface amid stepped-up efforts to monitor voting fraud

Tea party supporters became poll watchers in precincts across Houston to guard against voter fraud. A fight over absentee ballots erupted as an issue in Pennsylvania. Democrats in Delaware accused Republicans of voter intimidation, and the Kansas attorney general is looking into deceptive calls… Read the full story from The Washington Post”

Republicans make gains in governorships

Republicans seized control of a majority of the nation’s governorships Tuesday, recapturing conservative states and displacing Democratic governors as voters expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the party in power. Read the full story from The Washington Post”