The 6 Races That Could Decide Senate

PERRY, GA - SEPTEMBER 25: Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally featuring former US President Donald Trump on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. Georgia Secretary of State candidate Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) and Georgia Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Burt Jones (R-GA) also appeared as guests at the rally. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Control of the US Congress is up for grabs in these midterm elections, including 35 Senate races that will decide who calls the shots in the upper chamber.
  • Currently the Senate is split 50-50 between the two parties, with Democrats in charge because they can call on the vice-president to cast tie-breaking votes.
  • If Republicans flip even one Democrat-held seat, they will gain the power to thwart President Joe Biden’s agenda.
  • Here’s a guide to six states to watch, and the drama unfolding there.

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