Senate Power May Shift Before Jan. 2011

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    Senate Power Could Shift This Year


    Published September 27, 2010
    | The Wall Street Journal




    At least three Senate victors could be seated immediately after the November elections, raising the possibility that Democrats could see their majority cut for the end of the year as Congress deals with several key pieces of legislation.


    Lawmakers are typically seated in January. But deaths, a resignation and a series of Democrats taking jobs in the Obama administration forced six states to fill Senate vacancies through appointment since 2008, including those created by the president and vice president.
    Terms for three of those appointed senators—from Illinois, West Virginia and Delaware—expire after elections Nov. 2.


    State laws require replacements to be seated immediately, and Republicans are seen as having a shot at winning in Illinois and West Virginia. The GOP candidate in Delaware, tea-party-backed Christine O'Donnell, is trailing Democratic nominee Chris Coons by double digits in recent polls.


    In Colorado, where the election is considered a toss-up, Republicans also intend to push for a speedy appointment.

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    Illinois has had only 3 Republican Senators in the last 40 years.
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