Key Races to Watch While the presidential election gets top billing Nov. 2, voters also will be deciding 34 races for U.S. Senate. Republicans hold a thin majority, with 51 seats in the 100-seat body. One of the closest races is in South Dakota, where Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle is fighting to keep his seat against Republican challenger John Thune.

Louisiana Senate Race Could End in Runoff

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Early Lead Vanishes for Kentucky Senate Incumbent

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Voters to Choose Senators in 34 States

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In Alaska, a Tight Senate Race

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Race for Graham's Florida Senate Seat Heats Up

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Close Race for Colorado Senate Seat

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Senate Seat Up for Grabs in Oklahoma

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Daschle Faces Tough Challenge in South Dakota

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Battle Is On for Edwards' Senate Seat

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