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Energy was a key issue in last weeks midterm elections, with each party voicing strong support for reform in energy policy. Jack Gerard of The Hill looks at members of each party and their stance on projects such as Keystone XL. Energy Wins By: Jak Gerard (The Hill) With zero precincts reporting, we can confidently project American energy is a landslide winner in the 2014 midterm elections. In many races, both Republican and Democratic candidates have gone out of their way this year to embrace pro-energy policies to the point that its been almost impossible to tell whos wearing red or blue on the campaign trail. When I disagree with the president, I stand up to him. Whether it is on oil or support for the Keystone XL pipeline. Thats Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. In North Carolinas Senate race, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan made a point of saying I disagree with the president. I think we need to build the Keystone pipeline. Thats one thing she has in common with her Republican
Republicans gained control of the Senate last week for the first time since 2006. A majority Republican congress could make for a difficult final two years for President Obama, and could lead to major shifts in energy legislation. GOP takeover: Republicans surge to Senate control By: David Espo and Robert Furlow (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obamas final two years in office. Republican Mitch McConnell led the way to a new Senate majority, dispatching Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky after a $78 million campaign of unrelieved negativity. Voters are hungry for new leadership. They want a reason to be hopeful, said the man now in line to become majority leader and set the Senate agenda. Two-term incumbent Mark Pryor of Arkansas was the first Democrat to fall, defeated