Brian Sandoval is reelected very easily governor Nevada. Scott Brown this is a new call and hang onto your hat. Put a new cup of coffee on. We'll be here for a while still. Scott Brown is the winner in New Hampshire Senate. That was unexpected for much of the campaign. Brown returns to the Senate representing New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Senator
The incumbent Republican Dennis Daugaard is the winner in the South Dakota Governor election. He goes back to the statehouse there.
South Dakota Governor
Two other calls for the Senate and both for Republicans. Steve Daines is the new Senator elect from Montana and James Lankford wins the special senate election in Oklahoma. No upset in Montana or Oklahoma tonight.
Oklahoma Senator (Seat B)
No but the upset call came in New Hampshire. The victory now projected here of Scott Brown of that Senate election in the granite state will surprise a lot of people.
It means that it may not be Kentucky and New Hampshire that the Senate majority comes down to but the balance of power in the upper chamber of congress.
Hang on we have a projection.
The Republicans will control the House of Representatives meaning they will have more seats than the Democrats in the next congress. Continue please.
I was saying that the balance of power in the Senate may come down to if Thad Cochran and Pat Roberts can win their Senate elections in Mississippi and Kansas.
Two veteran incumbents in the Republican Senate caucus. They have been there for a long time.
They had trouble in their respective primaries against tea party candidates and if Mitch McConnell becomes majority leader of senate or remains minority leader of that body may come down to if Senators Cochran and Roberts can hang on and win their election contests tonight. It may be voters in the respective states just picked the Senators over their tea party opponents in the primaries but are willing to vote Cochran and Roberts out and take Democrats instead.
Democrat: 14 Republican: 21 26 for majorityThat's the governor map as it stands right now. The Republicans far ahead of the Democrats in the contest for which party has a larger number of governorships.
Such a happening is to be expected. These are Republican states. Jason Carter loosing in Georgia and Dan Malloy not being reelected in Connecticut are signs that Republicans have a pretty good hold on the governorships tonight.
The Carter people in Georgia had to be disappointed in that projection. Jason Carter really thought he had a chance there tonight. Florida earlier in the evening was a big call. The last time a Democrat won a Florida Governor election was 1994. Lawton Chiles defeated Jeb Bush. From January 1999 through to next January Republicans have held the Florida state house. I am told we have a projection in one of the two Senate elections that are the Kansas and Mississippi contests.
Thad Cochran going back to Washington.
He will be the Senator from Mississippi for another 6 years. First elected in 1978. That's a hold important to Republicans at this hour. And headed now to New Jersey.
New Jersey Senator
New Hampshire will not repeat itself in New Jersey tonight. Democrats there are grateful for that.
In a closer race than expected incumbent Senator Cory Booker will defeat Republican Jeff Bell.
Democrat: 42 Republican: 45 Independent: 2 51 for majority
Well there is no question who Mitch McConnell will caucus with in the Senate.
There is not that much continuity between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. No its an impressive win by Mitch McConnell. He has a long career and winning a 6th Kentucky Senate election statewide there is a thing for which he earns himself a place in history.
He must be one Senator who has some of the lowest approval ratings that wins reelection and he has given no indication of going anywhere. We can expect and probably be right in expecting he will run for reelection again in 2020.
Kentucky Democrats have a big bench and they will no doubt find someone to run against him. That Senate map right now shows Democrats with a guaranteed 42 seats for the next two years there and Republicans with 45 and Independents with 2. States in yellow the polls have closed but we have no declaration and the darker shade of green are where the polls are still open and people are voting.
Now its really down to some of the closer Senate elections and pick up opportunities. Democrats only need to win 7 more Senate contests tonight to claim control of the upper chamber of congress. The two independents caucus with Democrats. 7 more state contests won for Democrats in the bid for Senate control and Harry Reid will have 49 Democrats in the caucus and the 2 independents push Democrats right up and over 51 seats.
I'll be interested to see what the Brown win in New Hampshire means for some of these Senate contests that are outstanding.
It means nothing right now. Brown wins New Hampshire and Pryor won in Arkansas earlier in the evening. Most of the competitive races are left in the South.
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