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NY Senate majority in the balance

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Intriguing contests for control of the state Senate and voters dislodged by Superstorm Sandy have added spice to the 2012 election in New York.
    
Senate Republicans have a 33-29 advantage over Democrats, their only base of power in the state where every statewide official is a Democrat. But a handful of races that could swing the majority are up in the air.
    
President Barack Obama is expected to easily capture the state's 29 electoral votes in his contest against Mitt Romney. In 2008, he won 62 percent of the state against John McCain.
    
Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appears to be on the verge of winning her first full term in her race against Wendy Long.
    
Qualified people displaced by Sandy can vote by affidavit ballot at any polling place.

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