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Republican Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., arrives for a rare Saturday lame duck session of the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. The Senate agenda features a pair of votes: one on a proposal to extend all expiring tax cuts on individuals with incomes of less than $200,000 a year and married couples making less than $250,000; the other to renew them for all tax filers with incomes of less than $1 million. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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** FILE ** The Senate investigations subcommittee's ranking Republican, Sen. Tom Coburn, questions a witness on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, during the subcommittee's hearing on Goldman Sachs and the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2010 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stumps for Republican candidate for Senate, John Raese, during a rally at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Jon C. Hancock, file)

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Sen. John Kyl., Arizona Republican, came out against a new nuclear weapons treaty with Russia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, dealing a setback for its ratification by the Senate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Maine Senate President-to-be Kevin Raye (center) welcomes Gov.-elect Paul LePage, a fellow Republican, to the Senate chamber on Friday. Mr. LePage narrowly won a three-way contest for governor. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican (Photo from Mike Lee for Senate 2010)

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RESOLUTE: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell puts Democrats on notice Thursday that Republicans in the Senate will keep trying to repeal the Obama health care law. (Associated Press)

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Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (left) and presumed House Speaker-to-be Rep. John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, leave a news conference on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, basking in the afterglow of the huge GOP gains in the House, Senate and governorships. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic Senate candidate in Pennsylvania (second right), waits in line to cast his ballot in Gradyville on Tuesday. (Associated Press photographs)

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New Hampshire Sen.-elect Kelly Ayotte, a Republican, with husband Joe Daley by her side, celebrates winning the Senate race in Concord, N.H., on Tuesday.

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Former Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana Republican, is en route back to the Senate after an 11-year absence. (Associated Press)

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Associated Press Former Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana Republican, casts his ballot in Indianapolis on Tuesday, en route back to the Senate.

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Associated Press Former Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana Republican, casts his ballot in Indianapolis on Tuesday, en route back to the Senate.

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Ken Buck, the Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado, has also employed his daughter in his campaign advertising. (Associated Press)

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Christine O'Donnell has 10-1 odds against winning the Senate seat in Delaware on Nov. 2, says Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power. (Associated Press)

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Delaware candidates for Senate Christine O'Donnell and Chris Coons debate at Widener Law School in Wilmington on Tuesday. At one point, Ms. O'Donnell questioned whether the First Amendment stipulates separation of church and state. (Associated Press)

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BOXER REBELLION: Polls show Carly Fiorina, Republican candidate for Senate from California, is within striking distance of the incumbent. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2010 file photo, Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias talks to reporters at a news conference in Chicago.

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Associated Press Sen. Charles E. Schumer, whose campaign-finance reform bill died recently in the Senate, reported raising $23.2 million.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. prior to the Senate vote on the defense authorization bill.