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Sessions wins 

Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAttorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Holder: Sessions needs to 'have the guts' to say no to Trump Trump adds to legal team after attacks on Mueller MORE (R) won reelection to a third term. 



Stevens clings to lead

The fate of Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), the legendary appropriator and longest serving Republican in the Senate, may not be determined for 10 days when the state certifies the final tallies of absentee voters.

Early Wednesday morning Stevens held a slim, two-point lead against Anchorage Mayor Mark BegichMark Peter BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE in his bid for a seventh term. With 72 percent of the vote counted, Stevens had captured 48.42 percent of the vote to Begich’s 46.06, according to the Associated Press.

Stevens, who spent the night with supporters at the Snow Goose Restaurant and Brewery, said he expected that the outcome might not be determined for days.

A victory by Stevens, 84, who last week was convicted of failing to report gifts on his financial disclosure forms, would defy pre-election poll results.

Stevens is ahead by less than 5,000 votes and about 40,000 absentee ballots won’t be counted until the coming days. There are about 9,000 of 23,000 early ballots that also have yet to be counted.

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump informally offered Cohn CIA job before changing his mind: report Schiff: I thought more Republicans would speak out against Trump Trump presses GOP to change Senate rules MORE’s (R-Ariz.) presence on the top of the ticket, along with his choice of popular Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, may have attracted more Republicans to the polls and helped save Stevens. Alaskan’s chose McCain over Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump adds to legal team after attacks on Mueller Stock market is in an election year: Will your vote impact your money? Trump will perpetuate bailouts by signing bank reform bill MORE (D-Ill.) for president by a 2 to 1 margin.




Pryor wins

Sen. Mark PryorMark Lunsford PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (D) won reelection to a second term. He was uncontested.





Udall wins  

Democratic Rep. Mark UdallMark Emery UdallSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Democratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups MORE won the open Senate seat in Colorado, continuing the transformation of a once-reliable Republican state into a solid blue state.

Udall defeated former GOP Rep. Bob Schaffer and replaces retiring conservative Sen. Wayne Allard (R), who has served in the Senate since 1996. 

Schaffer was one of three Republicans running in open Republican seats who did not receive significant help from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).

The committee did not make any independent expenditures on behalf of Schaffer, Rep. Steve Pearce (R) in New Mexico, and former Gov. Jim Gilmore in Virginia. All three lost.

Udall will join his cousin Rep. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallOvernight Energy: Dem says EPA isn't cooperating on 'privacy booth' probe | Tribe, Zinke split over border wall | Greens tout support for renewables in swing states Overnight Regulation: Facebook faces new crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Whistleblower gets record SEC payout | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian | Trump bans trading in Venezuelan cryptocurrency Senate Dem: Pruitt isn’t cooperating with ‘privacy booth’ probe MORE in the upper chamber. Tom Udall is the projected winner in the New Mexico’s senate race.

The race between Udall and Schaffer became tense toward the end. Udall characterized Schaffer’s performance at a recent debate as “rude” while Schaffer questioned Udall’s truthfulness.




Biden wins twice in one night

Sen. Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden: Trump ‘dumbs down’ American values Breitbart editor: Biden's son inked deal with Chinese government days after vice president’s trip Biden makes endorsements in top House races MORE easily won reelection to seventh term. But now that he's the vice president-elect, the governor of Delaware will appoint someone to fill his seat.






Chambliss ahead, but runoff required

Republican Sen. Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLobbying World Former GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party MORE was ahead in the Peach State, leading former state Rep. Jim Martin in a race in which Democrats had fought hard to avenge Chambliss's bitter 2002 win over Vietnam veteran Max Cleland.

Chambliss led Democratic challenger 49.8 to 46.8 percent, but state law requires a candidate to win a majority of votes or faceoff in an unpredictable four-week runoff election. But there are possibly thousands of early and absentee ballots still outstanding that could either spawn a recount or tip the race to Chambliss.

Chambliss led by double digits until this fall, when Martin reached to within most polls’ margin of error and he began making gains by exploiting Chambliss's vote for the $700 billion financial rescue plan, which many Georgia voters disapproved of.





Republican James Risch won the seat left open by Sen. Larry Craig (R).

Risch was leading Democrat Larry Larocco, 58 to 34 percent, with 98 percent of the vote counted. 


Durbin wins 

Majority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump vows tougher borders to fight opioid epidemic Clinton: 'I meant no disrespect' with Trump voter comments Lawmakers rally to defend Mueller after McCabe exit MORE (D) easily won reelection for a third term. 





Harkin wins

Sen. Tom HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Trump should require federal contractors to follow the law Orrin Hatch, ‘a tough old bird,’ got a lot done in the Senate MORE (D) won a fifth term.  



Roberts wins 

Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsRural America hopes Trump hasn't forgotten his promise Republicans slam Trump's tariffs plan Senate Republicans float legislation to reverse Trump tariffs MORE (R) won a third term.  Democrats haven't won a Senate race in Kansas since 1932.



McConnell beats back tough challenge 

Republican Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate tees up Yemen vote for Tuesday Senate confirms Trump's border chief House leaves out ObamaCare fix from must-pass funding bill MORE won a fifth term, sparing his party a devastating loss on a tough Election Day.

McConnell's win in Kentucky over Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford makes it harder for Democrats to reach 60 seats in the Senate, which would give them enormous power to push through legislation.

McConnell held 53 percent of the vote over Lunsford. With John McCain's lose in the presidential election, McConnell will likely emerge as the most powerful Republican in Washington as the Senate minority leader.



Landrieu endures in tough race 

Democrats have averted their only possibility of losing a Senate seat, with the narrow victory of Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Project Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warns You want to recall John McCain? Good luck, it will be impossible MORE in Louisiana over state treasurer John Kennedy.

Landrieu had captured 52 percent of the vote.

National Republican leaders had invested significantly in the race, and last month reversed their decision to pull their spending on Kennedy's behalf. But Landrieu successfully fought back against Kennedy by touting her 12 years in the chamber and her efforts on behalf of the state's oil industry.

Kennedy entered political life as a legal aide to former Gov. Buddy Roemer in 1988, then served as state Cabinet secretary before mounting an unsuccessful bid for state attorney general in 1991. After returning to private practice, in 1996 he was appointed state revenue secretary and in 1999 was elected state treasurer. He has been reelected twice.

Despite a long political life as a Democrat, including an unsuccessful bid for the state’s Senate seat in 2004, Kennedy switched parties to the GOP in August 2007 after courting by Republicans. His win over Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is one of the few bright spots for Republicans this cycle.



Collins keeps her seat 

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsHouse leaves out ObamaCare fix from must-pass funding bill Senate considers vote to add ObamaCare fix to spending bill ObamaCare deal in danger of falling out of spending measure over abortion fight MORE, a centrist Republican from Maine, defeated Democratic Rep. Tom Allen to win a third term.

Collins led consistently in most state polls ahead of Election Day, despite hailing from a Democratic-leaning state.





Kerry wins fifth term 

Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBreitbart editor: Biden's son inked deal with Chinese government days after vice president’s trip State lawmakers pushing for carbon taxes aimed at the poor How America reached a 'What do you expect us to do' foreign policy MORE (D), who was the Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, easily won reelection to a fifth term. 



Levin wins 

Sen. Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinSen. Gillibrand, eyeing 2020 bid, rankles some Democrats The Hill's 12:30 Report Congress needs bipartisanship to fully investigate Russian influence MORE (D) easily won a sixth term. Levin is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.





Coleman projected winner, but recount likely 

Incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman (R) was projected the winner of a second term in the Senate, but his razor-thin margin of victory is likely to spawn a recount in Minnesota.

Coleman was leading comedian Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenAcademy president accused of sexual harassment: report Top Nike executive resigns amid workplace complaints: report Met opera fires conductor after sexual misconduct probe MORE (D) by just 757 votes out of about 3 million cast in Minnesota. Wednesday morning, the Associated Press was calling the race for Coleman at about 7:30 a.m. EST, but state law requires an automatic recount if races are decided with less than 0.5 percent -- unless a candidate chooses to waive it.



Wicker survives tight race 

Republican Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerSenate Commerce presses Facebook, Cambridge Analytic for answers on data McDaniel to run for open Senate seat in Miss. rather than challenge Wicker Mississippi is new headache for GOP in the South MORE helped spoil Democrats' chances of capturing 60 Senate seats by winning his special election to replace former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.).

Wicker held a 56 to 44 percent lead over former Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove.

Wicker, a former seven-term House member, was appointed to the seat earlier this year after Lott retired to take a job as a lobbyist. 


Cochran glides to reelection

Sen. Thad CochranWilliam (Thad) Thad CochranGOP leaders see finish line on omnibus deal McDaniel to run for open Senate seat in Miss. rather than challenge Wicker Congress, like Hollywood, has a female representation problem MORE easily won a sixth term with 62 percent of the vote. 



 Baucus gets sixth term

Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusFarmers hit Trump on trade in new ad Feinstein’s trouble underlines Democratic Party’s shift to left 2020 Dems pose a big dilemma for Schumer MORE (D)  won a sixth term. Baucus is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.



Johanns coasts to victory 

Former governor and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike JohannsMichael (Mike) Owen JohannsFarmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World To buy a Swiss company, ChemChina must pass through Washington MORE won his bid for a U.S. Senate's seat from Nebraska, coasting to victory over Democratic challenger Scott Kleeb.

Johanns seemed on a path to win with 93 percent of precincts reporting and holding a commanding 58 to 40 percent lead.

Johanns will replace the retiring Sen. Chuck HagelCharles (Chuck) Timothy HagelIntel chief: Federal debt poses 'dire threat' to national security Hagel: Trump is 'an embarrassment' Tax cut complete, hawks push for military increase MORE. Johanns resigned as President Bush's Secretary of Agriculture in September 2007 to pursue the Senate bid.





Shaheen ousts Sununu 

Former Gov. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenCompanies fretting over ‘foreign agents’ label Senators demand cyber deterrence strategy from Trump Overnight Cybersecurity: Dems ask voting machine vendors if they shared code with Russia | Senate panel advances bill reorganizing DHS cyber office | FBI chief talks new digital threats MORE (D) has won her rematch with Sen. John Sununu (R) after falling to him in 2002. 

Shaheen has long been a staple of Granite State politics, having served in the state Senate in the early 1990s and then as the state's first female governor from 1997 to 2003. As governor, she championed abortion rights, statewide kindergarten programs and the expansion of children's health insurance.  



Lautenberg wins again 

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) won reelection to a fourth term. 



Udall wins New Mexico open  seat

Democratic Rep. Tom Udall won easily in his bid to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico.

Udall was the projected winner over Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) in a race that Republican strategists in Washington wrote off months ago. 

The National Republican Senatorial Committee held off from advertising in New Mexico to focus its television spending on higher priorities, such as Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Oregon. 

Udall, a 10-year veteran of the House, is the nephew of the late Rep. Morris "Mo" Udall (D-Ariz.), one of the founding fathers of the modern environmental conservation movement. He is the son of Stewart Udall, who served as Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Udall is expected to join his cousin Democratic Rep.  Mark Udall, who is favored to win the open Senate seat in Colorado.

Tom Udall decided initially against running for the  Senate so that he could keep his seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. He changed his mind after Democratic officials and grassroots supporters urged him to reconsider.





Hagen bounces Dole after nasty campaign

Democratic challenger Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Politics is purple in North Carolina Democrats can win North Carolina just like Jimmy Carter did in 1976 MORE defeated Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R) to become North Carolina’s second female senator.

The five-term state senator emerged from a crowded Democratic primary field to upset Dole in the traditionally Republican state.  The race turned into one of the nation's nastiest in the final days, with Dole questioning Hagan's religious faith in an ad that prompted Hagan to personally respond in her own ad.

As a state senator, Hagan co-chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee.







Inhofe keeps seat

Sen. James InhofeJames (Jim) Mountain InhofeSenators to Trump: Keep pressure on North Korea while exploring talks Why did this administration back the Palestine Liberation Organization in terrorism case? Overnight Defense: Top general says countering Iran in Syria isn't US mission | Trump, Boeing reach 'informal' agreement for new Air Force One | Chair warns of Russian mercenaries in Syria MORE (R) won reelection to a fourth term. 



Gordon in the lead, but too close to call

With 74-percent of the precincts reporting, Oregon Republican Gordon Smith led his Democratic challenger, Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyBill to bolster gun background checks gains enough support to break filibuster Democrats remain skeptical of Trump’s rebuilding plan Dems to face off in Calif. nomination fights MORE, by 12,950 votes, but the race remains too close to call.







Graham wins another term 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed Cornyn: Hearing on McCabe firing would be 'appropriate' McCain: Mueller must be allowed to finish investigation 'unimpeded' MORE (R), who campaigned vigorously for John McCain's presidential run, won reelection to a second term.





Alexander coasts to reelection 

Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderHouse leaves out ObamaCare fix from must-pass funding bill Overnight Health Care: Trump vows tougher borders to fight opioids | Senate considers vote to add ObamaCare fix to spending bill | Anti-abortion clinics take First Amendment case to high court Senate considers vote to add ObamaCare fix to spending bill MORE (R) easily won a second term.

Alexander, who is the Senate GOP Conference Chairman, served as governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987, was secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush, and ran for president in 1996 and 2000.









Warner starts night off for Dems

Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerOvernight Tech: Facebook faces crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Lawmakers demand answers | What to watch for next | Day one of AT&T's merger trial | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica attracts scrutiny | House passes cyber response team bill | What to know about Russian cyberattacks on energy grid Cambridge Analytica: Five things to watch MORE, the former governor of Virginia, easily won the state’s open Senate seat, a pickup for Democrats who hope to significantly increase their majority.

Warner defeated Republican Jim Gilmore, also a former governor, in the fight for the seat held by retiring Sen. John Warner (R), a five-term senator and one of the chamber’s most respected voices on foreign policy.

Mark Warner, who is not related to John Warner, is a rising star in the Democratic Party. Having toyed with mounting a presidential bid in 2008, the former Virginia governor later decided instead to run for the Senate.





Rockefeller glides to another term

Sen. Jay RockefellerJohn (Jay) Davison RockefellerSenate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Overnight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term MORE won reelection to serve a fifth term.





Enzi, Barrasso both win reelection 

Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziA failure to protect students and taxpayers Corker: Why can the Pentagon 'turn entire countries into craters' but not audit itself? Sales tax battle moves to the Supreme Court MORE (R) won a third term with 76 percent of the vote.

Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSenators target 'gag clauses' that hide potential savings on prescriptions USPTO needs to be forced to do its job and reject bad patents Senate Dems propose tax cut rollback to pay for infrastructure MORE (R) won his first full term, netting 74 percent in a special election. Barrasso was appointed by Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D) in 2007 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Sen. Craig Thomas (R)



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