President Nixon will face a Senate that retains its Democratic majority and liberal bent, though both in membership and temperament it has undergone a slight shift to the right. The Republicans gained a net of at least four seats, reducing the Democrats' edge from 63-37 to 59-41—or perhaps even 58-42. The G.O.P. picked up seats in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Maryland, Arizona and Oklahoma, and was close to another in Oregon. The Democrats toppled Republicans in California and Iowa. The new Senate will be a little more...

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