Los Angeles Times | November 4, 2014 | 8:40 PM
Republicans seized control of the Senate, winning back the chamber they surrendered to Democrats in 2006.
The win was not unexpected, as both history and the political map favored the GOP. The party out of power typically wins congressional seats in the midterm election, especially in the sixth year of a presidency.
In addition, most of the election played on political terrain favoring the GOP. Democrats had to defend far more seats, and most of the competitive races were in states President Obama lost in 2012.
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