The 2012 Election Fight for Who Will Control the Senate

Friday, September 14, 2012

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid makes his way through photographers and journalists while returning to his office July 31, 2011 in the District of Columbia. (Astrid Riecken/Getty Images/Getty)

Election day is just around the corner, and while there is a lot of attention on who will win the presidential race, Republicans and Democrats are also fiercely fighting for control of the U.S. Senate.

The Democrats currently have the majority in the upper chamber, with the support of two independents. To wrestle back control of the Senate, Republicans will need to gain four seats in the November election.

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, discusses the key Senate races to watch and considers how they could potentially play out this fall and shift the balance of power.

 

 

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross

Contributors:

Todd Zwillich

Comments [1]

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Why no mention that the Democrats in the US Senate have not passed a budget in over three years and do not deserve to keep power since it is a legal obligation for them to pass a budget.

What is the point of Republicans controlling the Congress with President Obama who has the habit of unconstitutionally bypassing the Congress with a credulous media who allows him do it?

Sep. 14 2012 02:29 PM

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