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The US Capitol is seen on September 28, 2013 in Washington. US President Barack Obama warned his opponents in Congress that he would not back down in the face of their threat to shut down the government over a budget dispute.'My message to Congress is this. Do not shut down the government, do not shut down the economy, pass a budget on time, pay our bills on time,' Obama said. The standoff on Capitol Hill is showing no signs of being averted before an October 1 deadline, and Obama warned Republicans in the House of Representatives that they faced a choice 'whether to join the Senate and keep the government open or shut it down because they can't get their way on an issue that has nothing to do with the deficit,' he said. Republicans oppose backing an operating plan for the government unless Obama agrees to delay or defund his signature health care reform law, a step the president has flatly refused to take. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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The US Capitol is seen on September 28, 2013 in Washington.

Eyes are on the race for the White House, but in Congress Senate Republicans outnumber Democrats by 10 seats and the GOP has 58 more members casting votes in the House.

You'll be forgiven for thinking that the only important race in 2016 is for the White House.

But despite the jockeying between Trump, Rubio, Cruz, Kasich, Sanders and Clinton, there's another important contest to watch – for control of Congress.

Republicans currently outnumber Democrats in the Senate by 10 seats.

Meanwhile in the House, the GOP has 58 more members casting votes.

, joins Take Two to give us a breakdown about whether that make-up might flip after November.

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