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These Are The Latinos Running For Office To Watch On Election Night

It's a big day.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto could be making history today. 
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto could be making history today. 

WASHINGTON ― The nation’s attention has been largely trained on the presidential election, but voters also must decide next Tuesday who will control the body that writes the laws and decides how much money to spend on government - Congress.

Republicans took full control of Congress in 2014, a complete flip from the Democratic control that was put in place when Barack Obama became president in 2008.

This election, Democrats’ best chance at taking back some power is in the Senate, where there are now 54 Republicans and 44 Democrats and two Independents who caucus with Democrats. Democrats need five net seats to seize the majority.

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