LIVE BLOG: Key midterm races around the U.S.

Posted at 6:08 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 07:55:28-05

(KGTV) — Here are some of the key races from Election Day.

(* marks a race's incumbent)

Democrats projected to take the house,

The Democratic Party is projected to take control of the U.S. House, ABC News and CNN report, as Republicans are set to retain control of the U.S Senate.

Utah (US Senate): Jenny Wilson (D) v. Mitt Romney (R) — PROJECTED WINNER: ROMNEY

Former Massachusetts Gov. and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is projected to win the U.S. Senate race in Utah, CNN reports.

Republicans to retain control of the Senate

ABC News projects that Republicans will retain control of the U.S. Senate, reaching the 50 senator mark, to 37 Democrats as of 7:20 p.m. PST. So far, Republicans have gained 2 seats in Senate races.

Texas (US Senate): Beto O'Rouke (D) v. Ted Cruz (R) — PROJECTED WINNER: CRUZ

Sen. Ted Cruz is projected to keep his Senate seat, defeating Democrat Beto O'Rouke, according to ABC News.

Michigan and Minnesota (US House races): Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar become first Muslim women elected to Congress 

Michigan Congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar have become the first Muslim women elected to Congress, winning their respective state races.

New York (US House): Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) v. Anthony Pappas (R) — PROJECTED WINNER: OCASIO-CORTEZ

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is projected to become the youngest women ever elected to Congress, beating out Republican Anthony Pappas.

Tennessee (US Senate): Phil Bredesen (D) v. Marsha Blackburn (R) — PROJECTED WINNER: BLACKBURN  

GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn will become the first female senator from Tennessee. Blackburn had trailed in the polls over the summer, before coming back to take a commanding win.


Florida (US House): Donna Shalala  (D) v. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) — PROJECTED WINNER: SHALALA

Democrat Donna Shalala is projected to win Florida's 27th Congressional District seat, flipping the district for the first time in three decades, according to CNN.

Virginia (US House): Jennifer Wexton  (D) v. *Barbara Comstock (R) — PROJECTED WINNER: WEXTON

Democrat Jennifer Wexton is projected to win Virginia's 10th District from Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock, according to CNN. It marks the first time in nearly 40 years a Democrat will hold the seat.

Florida (US Senate): *Bill Nelson (D) v. Rick Scott (R)

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