Democrats Fear Senate Takeover Chances Dimming

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats are sounding more concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton’s lead narrows in key battleground races.

Although most Democrats still express confidence they will win back the Senate majority, they now appear to have fewer paths to victory as wins in Ohio and even Florida look increasingly remote.

And if they do win back control, it could end up being with the narrowest of margins, even a 50-50 Senate with a Vice President Tim Kaine casting tie-breaking votes for the Democrats, if Clinton becomes president.

A key factor is the Republican money edge, particularly pronounced this year because some major donors have decided to stay out of the presidential race and focus on the Senate.

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