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November 3rd, 2014
05:36 PM ET

Midterm elections: The race to 51 seats

(CNN) – The outcome of the midterm elections could change the balance of power in Washington. And the polls are getting even tighter in states Republicans must have to swing the senate in their favor.

Even this late in the game, neither party is celebrating yet.

CNN's John King reports.

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November 3rd, 2014
05:32 PM ET

Who is going to win Kentucky's Senate race?

(CNN) – A new set of NBC News/Marist polls unveiled Sunday morning gave Republicans boosts in a key Senate race - Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's in Kentucky, where Democrats had hoped to pickup a seat.

But Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is not giving up, and things got a little emotional in Kentucky over the weekend.

CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

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November 3rd, 2014
05:27 PM ET

Who will win Louisiana's Senate race?

(CNN) – A NBC News/Marist poll found Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu at 44% support, but in the state's "jungle primary" she's facing two Republicans - Rep. Bill Cassidy and tea party candidate Rob Maness. If Landrieu falls short of 50%, she'd face just one of those Republicans in a December run-off - and without conservatives' votes being split, she'd be the underdog.

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.

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November 3rd, 2014
05:22 PM ET

Who's going to win the Iowa Senate race?

(CNN) – A day before the midterm election, Washington's political class was buzzing around news that Iowa GOP Senate hopeful Joni Ernst was 7 percentage points up in a Des Moines Register poll, and Republican candidates and surrogates popped up on the Sunday news shows, gleeful about their prospects.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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November 3rd, 2014
05:12 PM ET

Biden: 'We're ready to compromise'

See more from Gloria Borger's interview with Vice President Joe Biden on Monday's "Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" at 5 p.m. ET.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden isn't buying the growing consensus heading into Election Day that Republicans are poised to take control of the Senate.

"I don't agree with the oddsmakers," Biden said in an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. "I predict we're gonna ... keep the Senate."

But even if Republicans do win the chamber for the first time in nearly a decade, Biden didn't seem to think the victory would have much impact on the administration's priorities.

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