Mitt Romney went to great lengths to contrast himself with President Obama during his just-completed bus tour through six states, most of them in the Rust Belt. And he largely succeeded. But the results are hard to gauge at the moment, considering his five-day trip was bookended by political news that backed him into a corner.
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.