Control of the Senate was up for grabs Tuesday as Republicans' hopes of protecting their narrow majority in an unpredictable election rested on a handful of states that were toss-ups until the end. In two red states that were never supposed to be this competitive, North Carolina and Missouri, Democrats sought to upset entrenched GOP incumbents. As voting got underway, both states looked like they could go either way.
Here are the races to watch on election night.
Democratic gains of four to seven seats now looks most likely.
The battle for control of the Senate remains a tossup heading into the final week of the election, with both parties scrambling to add money in critical battleground states and polls showing many of those races well within the margin of error.
Perhaps Congress will have a Cheney, a Panetta, more minorities, and more women.
The Republicans are under a consent decree! Texas officials tried to arrest international election observers! And other surprising facts.
Democrats are still modest favorites to retake the Senate. They have about a 67 percent chance of winning a majority, according to the FiveThirtyEight polls-only and polls-plus forecasts. That adva…
At this point, it’s looking pretty clear that Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president. The Daily Kos Elections model currently gives her a? 95 percent chance of winning the election two and a half weeks from now. Even if you don’t go in for all that fancy-pants modeling stuff and just want to look at the polls state by state, the fact that the states where we’re unsure about the results include Arizona, Georgia, and Texas … rather than Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Virginia … should tell you that the race is nailed down. (If you want to just look at crowd sizes and social media, I’m not sure there’s anything I can tell you that will help you at this point.)