Democrats picked up at least five Senate seats, but missed their goal of acquiring a filibuster proof majority (60).
Highlights for the Senate races (work in progress):
- 3 races remain too close to call: Alaska, Georgia, and Minnessota
- In Minnesota, incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman held off challenger Al Franken, however less than 800 votes separate the two candidates and Franken is demanding a recount. (star tribune maps)
- In Alaska, votes are still being counted, but convicted felon and incumbent Republican Senator Ted Stevens
may be keeping hiswill lose his Senate seat to Democratic challenger Mark Begich NY Times
- In Georgia, there will be a run-off since neither candidate exceeded 50% of the vote. Incumbent Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is favored. Official Results
- In North Carolina, Democratic challenger Kay Hagan defeated incumbent Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole.
- In New Hampshire, Democratic challenger Jeanne Shaheen defeated incumbent Republican John E. Sununu.
- As expected, Democratic candidate Mark Warner wins the open seat in Virginia by a large margin.
- Democrat Mark Udall wins in Colorado and his cousin, also a Democrat, wins in New Mexico