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Midland University president and Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse is pictured on campus in this photo from June 5, 2013, in Fremont, Neb. The Senate Conservatives Fund, a national conservative group, has endorsed Sasse in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, setting him up as the race's tea party candidate. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Midland University president and Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse is pictured on campus in this photo from June 5, 2013, in Fremont, Neb. The Senate Conservatives Fund, a national conservative group, has endorsed Sasse in Nebraska's U.S. Senate race on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, setting him up as the race's tea party candidate. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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FILE - This July 1, 2013 file photo shows Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. speaking with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bill to renew a package of more than 50 expired tax breaks cleared its first hurdle in the Senate Tuesday. Other hurdles remain, however. The Senate voted 96 to 3 to open debate on the bill, which has strong backing from the business community but would add about $85 billion to the budget deficit. Almost every year, Congress routinely renews the tax breaks. This year, though, they were allowed to expire at the start of the year. The Senate bill would extend the tax breaks through 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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The refusal of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, to allow a freewheeling Senate floor debate on the energy efficiency bill resulted in a Republican filibuster that doomed the bill to defeat for the second time in less than a year. (Associated Press Photographs)

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The refusal of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, to allow a freewheeling Senate floor debate on the energy efficiency bill resulted in a Republican filibuster that doomed the bill to defeat for the second time in less than a year. (Associated Press Photographs)

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The refusal of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, to allow a freewheeling Senate floor debate on the energy efficiency bill resulted in a Republican filibuster that doomed the bill to defeat for the second time in less than a year. (Associated Press Photographs)

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** FILE ** The Senate report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, containing newly declassified intelligence data, coincided with the release of once-secret transcripts from the House Armed Services Committee on what the military thought and did that day. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has promised a vote on Keystone if the Senate moves forward on an energy efficiency bill. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has promised a vote on Keystone if the Senate moves forward on an energy efficiency bill. (Associated Press)

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From left field: Sid Dinsdale could find an opening between the bitterly split front-runners in the GOP race for Senate, which will be decided Tuesday.

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** FILE ** State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, and Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles look over Steinberg's smart phone as lawmakers debated a measure requiring electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function on all smartphones manufactured and sold after July 2015, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)