National Affairs: Senate Prospects

The U.S. Senate has 49 Republicans and 47 Democrats (including Wayne Morse). Thirty-seven places are up for election on Nov. 2, with 13 Southern Democrats certain to win and five G.O.P. seats—two in New Hampshire, one each in Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota—almost sure to stay Republican. There are 19 contests in which the outcome is more or less in doubt.

Where Republicans Lead. The G.O.P. appears likely to hold onto its Senate seats from Michigan, Massachusetts and Nebraska (where two are up, but only one is in serious contention). In Michigan, Democrat...

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