Republicans fail to gain Senate

Republicans fell short of winning control of the Senate after self-inflicted gaffes by candidates in some of the GOP’s most promising races.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Paul Sadler, left, makes a concession speech at the Texas Democratic Party election watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Austin, Texas. With Sadler, from left, are his wife, Sherri, and sons Joel and Lee. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Paul Sadler, left, makes a concession speech at the Texas Democratic Party election watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Austin, Texas. With Sadler, from left, are his wife, Sherri, and sons Joel and Lee. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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