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Battle For The Senate: Numbers Favor GOP, But Control Is Still Up For Grabs

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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. Brian Kersey/Getty hide caption

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