Republicans Pick Up Senate Seat As Capito Becomes First GOP Senator From W.Va. In Nearly 55 YearsRepublican Shelley Moore Capito soundly defeated Democrat Natalie Tennant to win West Virginia's open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, a key victory in Republicans' push to seize a majority from Democrats.
Officials: Baucus To Be Named Ambassador To China President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation's most sensitive diplomatic posts.
Rockefeller Frets Over Student Loan Interest Hike Student-loan interest rates will rise July 1 if Congress doesn't act, and U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is sounding alarms.
GOP Faces Senate Recruitment Woes In Key States Republicans are struggling to recruit strong U.S. Senate candidates in states where the party has the best chances to reclaim the majority in Washington.

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