As the State of Sunshine — and so many other pundits — predicted, the Democrats have taken control of the United States House of Representatives. This brings up four words that will make conservatives shudder: Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Before the election, the State of Sunshine posted a chart showing 79 key races. Below is a summary of those races. The results used were from the MSNBC website. This post will be updated as the other races are called.
The net gain for Democrats is still +4. But the Democratic candidate is still barely winning in the last two states. If these all hold true, the Democrats take control of the Senate 51-49.
|MD||Michael Steele||Ben Cardin||HELD|
|MO||Sen. Jim Tallent (i)||Claire McKaskill||FLIPPED|
|MT||Sen. Conrad Burns (i)||Jon Tester||T.B.A.|
|NJ||Tom Kean, Jr||Sen. Bob Menendez (i)||HELD|
|OH||Sen. Mike DeWine (i)||Sherrod Brown||FLIPPED|
|PA||Sen. Rick Santorum (i)||Bob Casey||FLIPPED|
|RI||Sen. Lincoln Chafee (i)||Sheldon Whitehouse||FLIPPED|
|TN||Bob Corker||Harold Ford||HELD|
|VA||Sen. George Allen (i)||Jim Webb||T.B.A.|