THE SENATE: Uphill Republican Struggle


ONE-THIRD of the Senate—actually, 33 members out of the body's 100—are up for election this year. The retiring Senate has been under Democratic control, 55-45; Republicans must gain five seats if a re-elected Nixon is to have a friendlier, G.O.P.-organized chamber in his second term. The odds are long against that happening. Barring a political miracle, most Republican analysts set their probable gain at two.

Some contests to watch:

> NORTH CAROLINA. His name is so long that first-generation Greek-American Nick Galifianakis, 43, divides it between two campaign buttons and explains the...

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