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N.E. shapes up as Democratic firewall for Senate

WASHINGTON — Democrats are counting on New England to help them pick up Republican-held Senate seats on Nov. 6 and construct a barrier against losses in Nebraska and elsewhere that could erase their majority.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has stopped spending money in Maine, where former Governor Angus King, an independent, leads in the polls and is viewed as probable to side with Democrats if he wins.

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