Senate Democrats will have smaller majority in lame-duck sesssion
"Sen.-elect Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Sen.-elect Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen.-elect Chris Coons (D-Del.) will take office immediately when senators return to Washington after the election.'
11/3/2010 10:23 PM
"Kirk will give Republicans control of 42 seats during the lame-duck session, meaning that Democrats will now have to win over at least two GOP votes to pass end-of-year agenda items."
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