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Republicans pick up 5th Senate seat in Colorado

November 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are closing in on control of the Senate with the defeat of Democratic incumbent Mark Udall in Colorado.

Republican Cory Gardner’s win gives Republicans five of the six seats they need for a Senate majority.

Key contests remain undecided in Alaska, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia.

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 would become majority leader if Republicans win the Senate.

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