The 8 Crucial Senators

The Best Senators Money Can Buy

A highly controversial election, a 50-50 Senate, and a new party in the White House. Sound familiar? That was the picture this time two decades ago, when a razor-thin election saw George W Bush claim victory under extraordinary circumstances and the Senate was split perfectly down the middle. Despite these striking similarities, those hoping to use this episode to gain insight into the current situation will be left sorely disappointed. Within months, a Republican defection gave the Democrats a working majority, ending the stalemate in its infancy.

With the Senate . . .

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