Missouri elections could impact national legislative power balance

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | 1:46 p.m. CDT; updated 10:10 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday's election will determine which party will have control of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.  The information below shows how Missouri's elections could affect the national picture. For more information on the Missouri elections, check the Missourian's Voter's Guide.

U.S. Senate


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Current Senate: 59 Democrats, 41 Republicans

Seats contested: 21, Republicans need 10 to gain control

Missouri: Robin Carnahan (D), Roy Blunt (R), Jonathan Dine (L), Jerry Beck (C).

Seat is held by a Republican

U.S House of Representatives

Current House: 255 Democrats, 178 Republicans, 2 Vacancies

Seats contested: 130, Republicans need 40 seats to gain control


* Denotes incumbent


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