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Republicans take control of Senate, though repeal of Obamacare is unlikely

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 06 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6681
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Republicans took control of the US Senate in the 4 November mid-term elections, giving the party control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years.

By the end of the night Republicans had taken seven Senate seats from the Democrats, giving the party control of 52 of the 100 seats in the chamber. In Alaska the Republican Dan Sullivan has a strong lead, but his opponent, the Democratic incumbent, Mark Begich, has declined to concede pending the count of absentee ballots. In Louisiana the incumbent Democrat, Mary Landrieu, …

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