Republicans braced for big losses

The presidency of George W Bush could be mortally wounded on Tuesday, when the Democratic Party looks set to make big gains in the US Congressional elections.

4th November, 2006

The presidency of George W Bush could be mortally wounded on Tuesday, when the Democratic Party looks set to make big gains in the US Congressional elections.

If the Democrats wrest control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives from the Republicans, Bush will struggle to pass any contentious legislation during his final two years in the White House. Of the 100 seats in the US Senate, 33 are up for re-election.

So, too, are...

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