Democrats see FBI controversy hurting chances in U.S. Congress races

Katie McGinty, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks with a supporter at a rally, in PhiladelphiaBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Democrats said on Monday their chances of winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives had been hurt by the FBI’s surprise announcement last month that Hillary Clinton’s email practices were again figuring in a federal investigation. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose Democrat Clinton or Republican Donald Trump for president, but also to fill 34 U.S. Senate seats in the 100-chamber body and all 435 House seats. Both the House and Senate are currently controlled by Republicans.

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