Five States That Hold the Key to Control of the Senate

Don’t be surprised if Democrats keep power. But either way, gridlock will remain.

Hype and headlines aside, Republican control of the Senate is far from a certainty when the votes are counted in November.

It won’t be a shock if Democrats keep power by a slim margin, in fact, despite Republicans fielding better candidates overall than they did in the 2012 elections. Nor will it be a big surprise if the question of who’s in charge isn’t answered until December, thanks to unusual election laws in Louisiana.

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David Morris
Deputy Managing Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
Morris has covered every presidential election since 1984 and has been based in Washington since 1994. Before joining Kiplinger in 2010, he directed exit polling operations for The Associated Press, was chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News and was managing editor and executive editor of National Journal's CongressDaily. He was also assistant director of the polling unit for ABC News, worked for three Pennsylvania newspapers and directed AP's bureau in Sacramento, Cal.