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Dem gains: New York (of course), Ohio, Colorado.
Hatch is ahead in Minnesota, 47-45.
AP has called Maine for incumbent John Baldacci, with an unimpressive 40 percent total.
Carcieri of Rhode Island is barely ahead.
Maryland supposedly still solid for O'Malley -- most of the votes to come are from heavily Democratic Baltimore and Montgomery and Prince George's County, CNN is saying right now.
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