He has not had a close race since his first, in 1992.
I think it's going to be a very close race.
And still this is going to be a close race.
When we began, no one thought it was possible to even make this a close race.
In a very close race it just might have helped.
But he does not expect a close race this year.
The close race has not yet been decided, as of November 13, 2010.
Not what I'd call a close race to the finish.
"We said it had the potential to be a close race."
"This is still going to be a very close race."