Fight for U.S. Senate control may not end on Election Day

Harry Reid speaks to reporters at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The fight for control of the U.S. Senate could last far past the Nov. 4 election, with possible run-offs in Louisiana and Georgia and surprising surges by independent candidates in Kansas and South Dakota creating new uncertainty for both parties. All four states are critical to Republican efforts to pick up the six Senate seats they need to hold a majority of the 100-member chamber, and the added unpredictability could extend the battle for Senate control into December or even early January. …

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