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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., seen at a debate with Democrat Mike Espy, prevailed and has to run again in 2020 for a full term. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Residential roads with no street name or number signs, such as this one in Belcourt, N.D., are common on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. Under recently tightened state rules, voters in North Dakota are required to present identification with a street address, which is a hurdle for Native Americans. Blake Nicholson/AP hide caption

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People protesting against President Trump gather near the Tree of Life Congregation, the site of a deadly shooting over the weekend, on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Nearly 4 In 5 Voters Concerned Incivility Will Lead To Violence

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., walks to the Senate floor for a cloture vote on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., works on her cellphone on Capitol Hill. In a recent letter, Sen. Ron Wyden said some senators and Senate staff members were warned that their personal email accounts were targeted by foreign government hackers. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The winner of the party's U.S. Senate primary has embraced progressive positions — at times including impeaching President Trump. Richard W. Rodriguez/AP hide caption

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To Win Texas, Beto O'Rourke Is Running To The Left

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Sen. Orrin Hatch's social media team offered many examples of "proof of life" on Monday night. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Orrin Hatch Would Like You To Know He's Still Alive

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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel is expected to make his primary challenge against incumbent Republican Sen. Roger Wicker official on Wednesday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) chats with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in October. The two negotiated a budget agreement that marks a major breakthrough for a Congress still reeling from a partial government shutdown last month. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senators Reach 2-Year Budget Deal

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., answers questions Thursday on the possibility of a government shutdown. After receiving assurances from Ryan, a key group of conservative House Republicans said they would support a short-term-funding bill. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says that in 2018, he wants to focus on issues that his party could work with Democrats on. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So Fast

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Senator-elect Doug Jones, D-Ala., speaks to the press last week after his win in the Alabama special election. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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