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Republican Thom Tillis defeated Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in North Carolina’s Senate election, according to the Associated Press. Tillis represents the 51st Senate seat for the GOP, clinching a majority in the next Congress.

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Photo: Senate candidate Thom Tillis, left, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul talk to the assembled media as Sen. Paul makes a campaign appearance with Tillis at Big Ed’s City Market Restaurant October 1, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/News & Observer/MCT)

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