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Illinois Republican Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk, left, and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, the state treasurer, at a debate in Chicago on Oct. 19. NPR Political Editor Ken Rudin forecasts a Kirk victory next Tuesday.
October 28, 2010 With just a few days to go before the election, we are showing Republicans likely to make significant gains in the battle for the Senate -- but not the net of 10 seats needed to take control.
September 30, 2010 In the latest survey of Senate races, and the first since early September, we show Republicans continuing their momentum -- but they would have to win every tossup seat to have a chance to take control.
Murray's race is now a "tossup."
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September 7, 2010 It's been two months since our last review of the 37 Senate races at stake, and the news is less favorable for the Democrats. And if the trends continue, the Republicans have a legitimate shot at capturing a majority; they need a net of 10.
July 9, 2010 Since the last Senate ratings over a month ago, Republicans have shown gains in California and Wisconsin, but the Democrats have made inroads in Georgia and Iowa. And an independent could win in Florida.
May 27, 2010 Here are the Political Junkie's latest ratings of Senate races at stake in 2010, which show an improvement for the Democrats over the past month.
April 30, 2010 In my latest ratings of Senate races at stake in 2010, I have Republicans currently picking up four seats from the Democrats — still nowhere close to regaining control.
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