THE CONGRESS: Senate Sweep

The Senate race, which the expert consensus had expected to be nip & tuck, was not even close. Democrats won complete control. With four states still in the doubtful column, Democrats held a solid 51-to-41 majority.

Nowhere did the Republicans spring any surprises. By contrast, the Democrats had smooth sailing in every state where they expected to run into heavy weather. In the once-Republican stronghold of Iowa, the Democrats' ex-Senator Guy Gillette upset all G.O.P. dopesheets by knocking off ailing George Wilson. Incumbents Ed Johnson in Colorado and Jim Murray in Montana...

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