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Republicans hold Georgia Senate seat

November 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have dashed Democratic hopes to pick up a Senate seat in Georgia, putting them within striking distance of taking control of the Senate.

Republican businessman David Perdue defeated Democrat Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn.

Republicans have already gained five of the six seats they need for a Senate majority. Democratic seats are still at risk in Alaska, Iowa, North Carolina and Virginia.

Republicans kept control of the Kansas seat held by Sen. Pat Roberts.

And Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is headed to a Dec. 6 runoff with Republican Bill Cassidy.

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell won re-election earlier Tuesday. He is likely to become majority leader if Republicans win the Senate.

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