BATTLE FOR THE SENATE: BATTLE FOR THE SENATE

Republicans Can Gain but Cannot Win Control

Although 34 U.S. Senators will be elected next month,* the Democrats are certain to retain control of the Senate for at least two years. It is mathematically possible but politically inconceivable for the G.O.P. to take over. Ten of the Senate seats are Southern and automatically Democratic (Georgia's Richard Russell and South Carolina's Strom Thurmond are running unopposed). In six other states—Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma—the Democratic candidates are so far ahead that only a Nixon landslide could beat them. The Republicans are shoo-in favorites in two states— New...

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