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Republican Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has won a reunion in a race that allowed him to do the groundwork for a possible 2024 White House bid.
Cotton, 43, easily defeated Ricky Dale Harrington, a Libertarian nominee, a former prison pastor who never went to office. The only Democrat running against Cotton dropped hours after the filing deadline ended last year.
With millions to campaign to spend, Cotton ran ads in presidential battlegrounds such as Ohio and Michigan and campaigned with endangered Senate GOP aides. He said the move was intended to help President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans, not about any future plans.
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Republican Bill Hegarty won an open Senate seat in Tennessee, retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Hagerty served as the US ambassador to Japan under President Donald Trump, and he rode the president’s support for victory against Democrat Marquita Bradshaw.
Republicans have held both Senate seats in Tennessee since 1994, and Trump has been popular enough in the state that Hagty has mentioned the president at every turn, both in a primary and general election campaign.
Hagerty is a Nashville businessman who sits on the board of a private investment firm. He worked as the Economic Development Commissioner for the former Republican government. Bill Haslam.
Delacritic Sen. Chris Conn of Delaware has won the election by defeating Republican challenger Lauren Witzke.
The victory comes once a decade after Democrat Joe Biden won a special election to fill the Senate seat. Since then Kons has voted solidly with the Democrats, as well as finding ways to work in the corridor.
Witzke is a conservative activist and political newcomer who soundly defeated the Delaware GOP-backed candidate in the Republican primary. Republicans have defended the neo-fascist Proud Boys, and previously promoted the baseless, far-right conspiracy theory QAnon.
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has been reelected for a fifth term, winning at least four famous challengers.
The 75-year-old Durbin is the Senate’s second-highest ranking Democrat. He was first elected in 1996 and has been a Democratic whip since 2005.
His candidates in Illinois’ only statewide race included Republican former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curren and Chicago businessman Willie Wilson, who ran under his own party.
Democratic Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts fixture in Congress since the mid-1970s, has won the reunion.
Marquee easily won the third term, defeating Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor. The 74-year-old marque has represented the state in Washington for decades – first in the House, starting in 1976, before winning the former Senate seat of John Kerry in 2013. After completing Carey’s term, Markie won the reunion in 2014.
Markey underwent a big test earlier this year when he overcame a tough-fought primary challenge from Democrat Joe Kennedy III, a grandson of Robert Democratic Party member Robert F. Kennedy and a member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.
Democrat Jean Janey Shaheen of New Hampshire has won a third term in the Senate, defeating Republican Corky Messner and Libertarian Justin O’Donnell.
The former governor has promoted his record of working across party lines to help small businesses during the coronovirus epidemic, improving veterans’ access to safe money and health care to address the opioid crisis.
Messner, an army veteran and lawyer, argued that the state would be better served by a political outsider.
Shaheen was the first woman elected governor of New Hampshire.
New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker won a second full term in the Senate.
Booker defeated Republican Rick Mehta, a business executive with a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy.
Booker ran a failed primary campaign for president this year. When he lost the nomination for former Vice President Joe Biden, Booker locked in Democratic support in the state, with the support of Gov. Phil Murphy.
His victory as a Democratic stronghold makes New Jersey stronger. Clifford Case was the last Republican elected to the Senate in 1972.
Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma has won another six-year term, defeating Democrat Abby Broyles and three lesser-known candidates.
Inhofe, 85, has been a fixture in Oklahoma politics for 50 years, serving in the State House, State Senate, Mayor of Tulsa and the US House before being elected to the US Senate in 1994.
Inhofe promoted his friendly relationship with President Donald Trump and sought another term for his term because of his seniority in major Senate committees.
The Oklahoma City attorney and 31-year-old Oklahoma City attorney and former television reporter described Brock Styles as too lenient for Oklahoma.
Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reid has easily defeated Republican challenger Alan Waters for a fifth Senate term.
An investment adviser, who mounted previously unsuccessful campaigns for the State Senate and the US Senate in Massachusetts, was ruthless in victory over Waters.
Reed, 70, was first elected to the Senate in 1996. He is a lawyer and military veteran, having previously served in the House for three terms. He is a senior member of the powerful appropriation committee and the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has won a seventh term in Kentucky.
McConnell, 78, defeated Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, who challenged her as a political outsider. McConnell is the longest-serving Republican leader in Senate history.
As the top aide in President Donald Trump’s Capitol Hill, McConnell led the president’s rescue efforts during his impeachment in the Senate. He worked with Trump on a tax overhaul and confirmed more than 200 judicial appointments to the Senate, including Amy Connie Barrett to the Supreme Court.
McGrath also lost the race for a house seat in 2018.
Seven more senators have won the reunion, and Republican Bill Hegarty has won an open seat in Tennessee.
Democratic incumbents who won were Chris Coon of Delaware, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Gene Shaheen of New Hampshire, Corey Booker of New Jersey and Jack Reid of Rhode Island. On behalf of the GOP, Oklahoma’s James Inhofe has also won reconsideration.
In Tennessee, businessman Haggerty competed in the race to fill Republican Lamar Alexander’s seat by defeating Democratic Marquita Bradshaw.
Shelley Moore Capito has become the first West Virginia Republican to recast in the Senate in more than a century.
Capito defeated progressive Democrat Paula Jean Swergin, the daughter of a coal miner who lacked statewide political experience.
Capito campaigned on his Senate record of securing federal funds for opioid-related treatment in the state that has so far led the nation in the rate of deaths from drug overdoses. He also cited efforts to improve the economy, expand Internet broadband access, build better roads and help residents and small businesses during the coronovirus epidemic.
Republicans made major gains when Capito won the 2014 Senate race, capturing all of the state’s Houses for the first time since 1921.
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Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia has won a third term.
Warner defeated Republican challenger Daniel Gade in a low-key race in which the incumbent had a large cash advantage. Democrats have not lost a statewide election in Virginia in 2009.
Warner is a businessman who co-founded the company to become Nextel and he was governor from 2002 to 2006. He is the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Gade is a professor at American University in Washington. While in the army, he was seriously injured in Iraq in 2005, after breaking his leg after being hit by a roadside bomb.
Whichever candidate wins the White House, it will be important to get a Senate majority.
Senators confirm the nominees of the administration, including the cabinet, and can promote or stall the White House agenda.
53-47, with Republicans now controlling the chamber, will determine party control over three or four seats, depending on who wins the president because the vice-president can break a tie.
Republicans are fighting to capture their thinnest majority against Democratic candidates who are challenging President Donald Trump’s allies on a vast political map.
Both parties look for victory, but the result may not be known on election night.
From New England to the Deep South and from the Midwest to the Mountain West, Republican Incumbents are defending seats in states that were once considered long shots for Democrats.
Kentucky’s Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces off against former fighter pilot Democrat Amy McGrath.
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