THE SENATE: Old Line-Up, New Scrubs

The 35 million votes cast for senatorial candidates last week yielded surprisingly unspectacular changes in the U.S. Senate. Democrats won the right to organize it come January, but only by the margin of a handful of votes in Multnomah County, Ore. (see below), which gave them, with the help of Wayne Morse, a 49-47 majority. Although 37 seats were on the block, there were only eight shifts from which the Democrats eked out a net gain of two Senators. Some of the changes (Nevada, Wyoming, Ohio) were a return to a status...

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