No Sure Thing For GOP - Tight Battle For Control of U.S. Senate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Divisive Republican primaries, an out-of-nowhere GOP retirement in Maine and an unexpectedly competitive race in North Dakota add up to an unpredictable battle for control of the Senate this fall. It's confounding early forecasts that Democratic rule is inevitably coming to an end.

Adding to the uncertainty, tea party-backed challengers are on primary ballots against establishment candidates in New Mexico and
Texas in coming weeks. That's an internal Republican struggle that
Democrats hope will aid them as it did in 2010.

With the support of two independents, Democrats now hold an effective 53-47 majority in the Senate, control that they and President Barack Obama can ill afford to lose. Republicans have repeatedly pushed legislation through the House in the past year, only to have it blocked by the Democratic Senate.

KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email :
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 151808755 -
Gray Television, Inc.