Republican win in runoff US Senate vote boosts majority

Senator elect Bill Cassidy celebrates with supporters after defeating Senator Mary Landrieu during an election night watch party on December 6, 2014 in Baton Rouge, LouisianaWashington (AFP) – US Senator Mary Landrieu, one of the last standing elected Deep South Democrats, lost her bid for re-election in Louisiana, further clinching Republicans’ dominance in the Senate following mid-term elections last month.

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