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Desk Analysis: Since the 2014 Republican midterm wave election, the "Grand Old Party" has had control of the Senate; lead by Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader since 2015. Democrats in turn are lead by New York Democrat And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer since 2017. In the 116th Congress, Republicans currently have 53 seats to Democrats' 45 and 2 seats for Independents who both caucus with the blue team. Republicans enjoy having a majority of seats in 22 states to Democrats' 18. 10 states have a split in representation; though among those there are 2, Maine and Vermont, in which both Senators caucus with the Democrats.