Win in Kansas puts GOP near Senate majority

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Posted: Nov 04, 2014 11:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Pat Roberts held off independent businessman Greg Orman and put the GOP on the verge of taking control of the Senate.

Democrats can't afford any losses in the five races that remain undecided in Alaska, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina and Virginia.

And they also must win a Dec. 6 runoff in Louisiana between Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy.

Republicans picked up seats earlier Tuesday in Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia.