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Nov 07, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

"Blue Wave" Takes The House, But GOP Holds Onto The Senate

Yet another election has come and gone, and American voters nationwide are now waking up to check the results. As of last night, Republicans have won enough seats to hold onto the Senate, while the so-called "Blue Wave" saw Democrats taking control of the House Of Representatives.

Democrats needed to claim just two seats to win Senate control, but they also had to hold on to at least six states facing an uphill battle against Republican majorities. At this point, they've lost at least three of those six seats in Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota.

Incumbent North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) lost to Republican challenger Kevin Cramer, effectively putting control of the Senate out of Democrats' reach. Texas Senator Ted Cruz won his re-election Democrat challenger Beto O'Rourke by a nose, shutting out Democrats from winning the vulnerable seat. In Florida's too-close-to-call race, the Republicans have reportedly prevailed. Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D) was unseated by two-time Governor Rick Scott.

Heitkamp was among three Senators up for re-election who had all voted against confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and now all three of them have been ousted.



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