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The Republican juggernaut lost a bit of its steam once it hit the Rocky Mountains, with Democrats and Republicans largely splitting the key contested races for governor and Senate, and Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet pulling out a win in a race that was only called late Wednesday.
In a campaign season marked by partisan rancor, Democratic and Republican leaders in key states have found common cause trying to defeat ballot measures they say abuse the idea of direct democracy to legalize marijuana and gut government finances.
The candidates aren't the only ones competing Tuesday: The pollsters, pundits and party chiefs who are paid to gauge, as accurately as possible, the country's political temperature have a lot riding on the results as well.
In an election in which President Obama has found limits to his campaign abilities, the first lady is in demand as she raises cash for vulnerable Democrats and champions an array of nonpartisan causes likely to appeal to women and independents.
Just a week before Election Day, California GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiorina was admitted to a hospital Tuesday to be treated for an infection associated with her reconstructive surgery after breast cancer.
"Miss me yet?" The glow of President George W. Bush on the public radar is intensifying, powered by revelations in recently leaked WikiLeaks documents that chemical weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, thus neutralizing "leftist folklore" about the war in Iraq, says Newsbusters.com analyst Tom Blumer.
It's official: A week before the midterm elections, odds are that Republicans will win control of the House but Democrats will keep control of the Senate, according to the overseas bookmakers taking bets on this sort of thing.