Republicans retained key seats in the Senate on Tuesday in key states – setting up barriers on the Democratic Party’s path to topple the Senate and quell any hope of a wave blue.
GOP senators overcame well-funded challenges in Texas, Iowa, South Carolina, Kansas and Montana, Fox News predicts. And with each victory in these battlefields, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Is taking one step closer to holding a GOP majority.
Speaking to reporters shortly after 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, McConnell said it was too early to say whether Republicans would have a majority, given the number of outstanding races.
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“I don̵7;t know if I’m going to be the majority leader or the minority leader … I’ve been both. The majority is better,” McConnell quipped.
In a massive win, Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., resisted the grave threat from Democrat Jaime Harrison, who raised a record $ 107.6 million to challenge the Master. President of the powerful Judiciary Committee. In his winning speech, Graham targeted all the liberal donors who were concerned about the GOP failure.
“For all the polls out there, you don’t know what you’re doing. And for all the California liberals in New York, you’ve wasted a lot of money.” , Graham said. “This is the worst return on investment in US political history.”
Republicans fought to hold a thin 53-47 majority in the Senate. As of Wednesday morning, Democrats net gained only one seat, after winning Colorado and Arizona, but lost to Alabama.
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The yet to be called competitive races in Maine, Alaska, North Carolina, Michigan and two seats in Georgia may not be decided until the new Congress is sworn in next year.
At least one of the races in Georgia was confronted in January between Senator Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., And Democratic Party member Raphael Warnock, pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
And Senator David Perdue, R-Ga., Beat Democrat Jon Ossoff with 94% of the vote. If Perdue wins more than 50% of the final vote, he will avoid an upcoming January election and return to the Senate in six years.
In Maine, Republican Sen. Susan Collins led Democrat Sara Gideon with 51% of the vote late Wednesday morning, but the race was too close to call.
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Sen. Thom Tillis, RN.C., had a slight edge over Cal Cunningham with 93% of the results, but McConnell said it was too early to announce a victory – despite the previous victory claims of Tillis.
Republicans can still choose a seat in Michigan, where incumbent Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is up against GOP businessman John James since 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
And GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan was comfortably ahead of Al Gross in Alaska, but with less than half of the votes counted, it’s too early to declare a winner.
Entering Election night, Republicans defended with 12 GOP senators in competitive races, compared with just two Democrats in danger.
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McConnell had previously pegged his takeover rate to 50-50. On Wednesday, he said Republicans still need to do better in the suburbs, with women and with college-educated voters, but overall, he seems to think Republicans will beat. odds defeat.
“Overall, we had a better election than most people thought we would have across the country,” McConnell said. “But, yes, we need to improve.”