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Bob Casey Wins Pennsylvania Senate Race

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But the race narrowed quickly, even after those comments, in part, observers say, because Democrats took the state for granted, and ran a lackluster campaign.

Republicans undertook a late effort -- or perhaps a head fake -- to pull an upset in the state, to capture its Senate seat and pocket its 20 electoral votes. That effort fell short in the end.

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