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Democrat Tim Kaine Wins Virginia Senate Race

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrat Tim Kaine has won the Virginia Senate race, holding off a challenge from Republican George Allen.

Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007.

Kaine's win comes after Democrats won two Senate seats held by Republicans. Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly won a seat the GOP had held for decades in Indiana, beating back a challenge from tea party favorite Richard Mourdock. Elizabeth Warren won a Senate seat held by GOP Sen. Scott Brown. Republicans also lost a seat to independent Angus King in Maine, a former Democratic governor whom GOP supporters had targeted.

 

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