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That’s the Democrats’ count in the Senate now that Ted Stevens has conceded the race to Anchorage mayor Mark Begich. He’s the state’s first Democratic senator since Mike Gravel back in 1981.

But amazingly, the 2008 campaign is not over yet. The Minnesota Senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman is razor-thin and the recount is about to begin. In Georgia, because no candidate broke the 50 percent mark, the top two candidates (incumbent Saxy Chambliss and challenger Jim Martin) have to go to a runoff election scheduled for early December to settle it once and for all.

If Al Franken is able to turn around the 200+ vote deficit and Jim Martin pulls off an upset, the Democrats hit the big 60.

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