Republicans Win Control Of The U.S. Senate | The Daily Caller



Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, ousting several Democratic lawmakers from their seats and sending a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama.

The GOP needed a net gain of six seats to win back control of the Senate from Democrats. As of early Wednesday, Republicans had won seven seats controlled by Democrats and were on track to win more by the night’s end.

Republicans were victorious in West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Iowa and North Carolina. All seats had been held by Democrats.

Republicans held on to Georgia and Kansas, two states Democrats had hoped to pick-off. New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen barely survived a challenge from Republican Scott Brown.

Meanwhile, votes are still being counted in Alaska, where Republican Dan Sullivan is challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich.

In Virginia, Republican Ed Gillespie has not yet conceded, though early returns show him trailing Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Warner by less than one point.

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