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Congressional Democrats are poised to lose the largest governing majority in a generation. The House certainly will return to Republican control after only four years, and the Democrats' 60-seat Senate supermajority effectively will be reduced to a tie.
Here's some scary news - for some campaigns, the midterm battles won't end with Tuesday's vote, as candidates and their lawyers prepare for possible lengthy recount battles.
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.
There will be more than one way to measure the biggest loser in prime time Tuesday night - and we're not talking weight loss.
Inconceivable as it might have seemed in the fall of 2008, another major political shift is happening today. Polls show that a mere two years after the Democrats' impressive sweep, Republicans are poised to seize the House and perhaps even the Senate. Are American voters schizophrenic? In one election they deliver full control to one party, but in the next, they repudiate that decision.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over the weekend promised to force the Senate to vote on an immigration bill, the Dream Act, in a lame-duck session of Congress this month.
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.
As the only congressman in Arkansas seeking re-election, Rep. Mike Ross should have plenty of reason to fret as he runs when many Democrats and incumbents are endangered.
President Obama desperately sought to reignite the coalition that pushed him to power in 2008, while Sarah Palin blamed "corrupt bastards" for trying to hinder Senate candidate Joe Miller of Alaska, and in North Carolina, a federal judge ordered steps to prevent voting-machine problems.