ELECTION UPDATE | Dems expected to retain Senate #vindyvote

WASHINGTON (AP)

Democrats closed in on keeping their majority in the Senate, swiping Republican-held Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts on Tuesday and keeping a once vulnerable seat in Missouri.

Republican candidates' clumsy comments on rape and abortion proved to be the party's undoing in two of the races.

The Democratic gains meant the GOP had to run the table in remaining open Senate seats in Virginia, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Nebraska and New Mexico, but they trailed in three.

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