Senate control is top prize in midterm election
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public campaigning gives way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake.
President Barack Obama is not on the ballot midway through his second term. But even he said his policies were. And Republicans rushed to agree, given Obama's low approval ratings.
They said they would work to change the president's policies, but offered little by way of specifics.
Democrats didn't defend the president so much as insisted they were independent of him.
The main prize in a $4 billion campaign was Senate control, a contest that sprawled across three dozen states.
With numerous competitive races and the possibility of runoffs, the outcome may not be known for days.
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