With 35 Senate seats at stake on Nov. 3, it is theoretically possible for the Republicans to erase the 66-34 majority now held by the Democrats. But there is not the remotest chance that they will, even though only nine of the contested seats belong to Republicans, while the Democrats must defend 26. State by state:

Arizona: Seeking Barry Goldwater's seat, three-term Governor Paul J. Fannin, 57, hopes to parlay his identification with the Goldwater team into victory. Democrat Roy L. Elson, 34, administrative assistant to Senate President Carl Hayden, is the underdog.


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