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Senate elections 2018 map: Where control stands in key states

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  • The 2018 US Senate elections are full of tight races,
    polling shows.
  • Entering the midterms, Republicans hold a 51-to-49 seat
    majority in the upper chamber of Congress.
  • A few seats changing hands could flip the body to
    Democratic control.
  • But Democrats are faced with a challenging
    map.

The battle for control of the Senate is as tight as can be,
RealClearPolitics polling averages show.

Candidates are separated by fewer than 2 points in six races,
while the separation is less than 4.5 points in three additional
contests:

  • Polling shows Republican candidates Rick Scott, Kevin Cramer,
    and Josh Hawley with leads of less than 2 points over Democratic
    incumbents in Florida, North Dakota, and Missouri.
  • Meanwhile, Democratic candidates Kyrsten Sinema and Jacky
    Rosen hold slim leads for seats currently under GOP control in
    Arizona and Nevada.
  • In five states won by President Donald Trump in 2016,
    Democratic incumbents hold substantial leads over their
    opponents: Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Bob Casey of
    Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Debbie Stabenow of
    Michigan, and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.
  • In Tennessee, the race between Republican Rep. Marsha
    Blackburn and former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen is now locked
    in a dead heat.
  • In deep-red Texas, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is fending off
    Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in a race that is separated by
    roughly 3 points.

Entering the midterms, Republicans hold a 51-to-49 seat majority
in the upper chamber of Congress.

Election Day is November 6. We’ll be updating this map in the
weeks leading up to it.

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