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It’s likely that you’ve heard about Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown’s duel to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate by now.Here you’ll be able to keep up with that race and 32 other high-stakes races from across the country. Check out our comprehensive guide to the 2012 races for U.S. Senate and stay informed.
A majority is at stake.
ARIZONA: While Republican Will Cardon has made a dent in the polls, Jeff Flake is still up comfortably in the primary. In the general election, Flake holds a 13-point lead over Democrat Richard Carmona.
CONNECTICUT: Independent Joe Lieberman will retire, but don't expect this state to go red. While primaries remain up in the air, Dems hold a lead over Republicans in all scenarios.
DELAWARE: The Democrats took the other Delaware Senate seat by 10 points in 2010 and there's little reason to believe three-term incumbent Ed Carper won't emerge victorious.
Democrat Ed Carper (left); Republican Kevin Wade (right)
No head-to-head polls between Carper and Wade have been conducted to date.
HAWAII: The retirement of Daniel Akaka (D) gives Republican Linda Lingle an opening, but thus far Mazie Hirono (D) is holding on to a 20-point lead.
MAINE: Moderate Republican Olympia Snowe is retiring and former governor Angus King looks to take the reins. A recent poll has the Independent taking a commanding lead over all opposition, garnering 56 per cent of the vote.
MASSACHUSETTS: May polls show Brown and Warren in a dead heat, despite the controversy surrounding the latter. A May 27-28 poll shows Brown leading by a 48-47 margin.
MICHIGAN: An offensive TV ad during the Super Bowl has effectively doomed Hoekstra. The Democrat incumbent, Stabenow, holds a 53-32 advantage.
MINNESOTA: Amy Klobuchar leads all potential Republican candidates by comfortable double digit margins.
Democrat-Farmer-labour Amy Klobuchar (left); Republican Kurt Bills
Bills has not been included in any head-to-head polls with Klobuchar to date, but no Republican has climbed within 20 points of Klobuchar.
MISSOURI: Republican challengers are looking to unseat incumbent Claire McCaskill. Steelman and Akin hold leads of 7 and 5 points over McCaskill, respectively, while Brunner is even.
MISSISSIPPI: Republican Roger Wicker has strong support and should coast to victory against Al Gore (no relation to the former vice president).
Democrat Al Gore (left); Republican Roger Wicker (right)
No polls have been conducted featuring Wicker head-to-head with Gore, but in every other poll Wicker leads the Democratic candidate by 14-26 points.
MONTANA: Incumbent Democrat Jon Tester is in big trouble. Republican Denny Rehberg leads in the polls by 10 points.
NEW JERSEY: The closest Republican challenger Joseph Kryillos has been able to get to Menendez is 9 points.
NEW MEXICO: Democratic prospects look good in New Mexico, where Martin Heinrich looks to take over the seat left behind by the retiring Jeff Bingamon.
NEW YORK: Kirsten Gillibrand holds commanding leads over both her Republican and Conservative Party rivals.
NEVADA: The most recent poll, conducted in early May, shows incumbent Republican Dean Heller with an 11-point lead.
NORTH DAKOTA: The seat left behind by Democrat Kent Conrad looks to change colours this year, as Republican Rick Berg holds a 7-point lead.
RHODE ISLAND: The most recent poll shows incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse leading Barry Hinckley by a margin of 50-28 per cent.
TENNESSEE: Unless a credible tea party candidate emerges, Tennessee voters overwhelmingly support the re-election of Bob Corker.
TEXAS: Tea party Republican Ted Cruz has forced a runoff with David Dewhurst. The winner will almost certainly take the seat, which previously was held by a retiring Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
UTAH: While Utah's Republican status is safe, which candidate will take the spoils remains to be seen. Hatch is in a battle for his career and faces a strong primary challenger in Dan Liljenquist.
Democrat Scott Howell (left); Republican Orrin Hatch (centre); Republican Dan Liljenquist (right).
No recent polling including Howell and Liljenquist has been conducted.
VIRGINIA: Democrat Jim Webb is retiring, and thus far, Tim Kaine looks to keep the state blue, holding a 6 point lead.
WEST VIRGINIA: Seeking his first full term, Manchin holds a whopping lead on Raese, up by a 74-22 margin.
WISCONSIN: Democrat Herb Kohl is retiring and Republican Tommy Thompson is looking to capitalise. He leads Tammy Baldwin by 5 points.
Enough with the Senate races. Here's your brief guide to the states that matter in the upcoming presidential election.
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