Republicans are expected to hold a majority in the House of Representatives after voters go to the polls next week, but the Senate majority is up in the air. A conversation about which Congressional races to watch and what’s at stake.


  • Ron Elving Washington editor for NPR.
  • Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
  • Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"

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