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Voters To Decide Balance Of Power In Washington

A cyclist rides across the front plaza of the U.S. Capitol early Tuesday morning Nov. 4, 2014 in Washington. Voters will decide the make-up of the new Congress as they head to the poles  today for mid-term elections. (J. David Ake/AP)
A cyclist rides across the front plaza of the U.S. Capitol early Tuesday morning Nov. 4, 2014 in Washington. Voters will decide the make-up of the new Congress as they head to the poles today for mid-term elections. (J. David Ake/AP)

Voters will decide the balance of power in Washington today. Republicans are poised to pick up seats in the House, where they already have the majority, with 233 seats, compared to Democrats’ 199.

The GOP could also take control of the Senate if they pick up six seats in the 36 Senate races.

Governorships are also on the line in 36 states. Right now, there are 21 Democratic governors and 29 Republican governors added.

With $4 billion shelled out, this has been the most expensive midterm election ever, which gives an idea of how much is at stake for Republicans and Democrats.

NPR’s Mara Liasson joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the overall national picture for the election, and what she’ll be watching for as the returns roll in tonight.

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