Three Western states will help decide who takes the U.S. Senate

senate2014The big question of the 2014 midterm elections — other than, “Eric Cantor lost?!” —  is which party will emerge with control of the U.S. Senate. A number of Western states will host Senate races this year – Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Alaska – but only three will be hotly contested, and only those will figure into the national partisan power struggle. Those races are for seats currently occupied by Democrats in Colorado, Montana and Alaska.

For more on these contests, check out my recent blog for High Country News.

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