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This number is specified by the US Constitution. The idea is to give each state equal representation in the Senate whereas the House representation is based on population within the states. Having two senators allows for more diversity in views and allows the two senators to be elected in different years, thereby allowing more flexibility in face of changing times. ( I do not know if allowing three senators per state was considered. )

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