Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is poised to take over as majority leader of the next Senate after easily winning what was billed as a tough re-election race. Now his GOP will try to set the agenda in the final two years of Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency.
Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party’s top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is mocking Democratic Senate candidates who lost in Tuesday’s midterm elections by calling them “Hillary’s losers.”
House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are “humbled” by the results of the midterm elections. In a statement, he says it’s “not a time for celebration.”
Republican Pat Roberts is holding onto his Senate seat.
The Republicans now control both chambers of Congress.
Another Democratic incumbent senator falls.
Republican Shelley Moore Capito soundly defeated Democrat Natalie Tennant to win West Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, a key victory in Republicans’ push to seize a majority from Democrats.
The Louisiana Senate race will be decided in December.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen defeated Republican challenger Scott Brown on Tuesday, winning a second term and blocking his return to Washington from a second state.