[NFA] Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, after SenatorSusan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in Maine and other Republican incumbents led Democrats in a handful of undecided races.
Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday after their party held off Democratic challengers in some of the most competitive races.
Republican incumbents Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn and Joni Ernst fended off Democratic challenges in South Carolina, Texas and Iowa.
In Maine, Moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, viewed as one of the more vulnerable Republicans, fended off a very well-funded challenge and declared victory Wednesday afternoon.
Republican Senator Steve Daines defeated two-term Governor Steve Bullock, a former presidential candidate who branded himself as an independent-minded Democrat, while in Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones lost to Republican challenger and former football coach Tommy Tuberville.
There are more results to come.
In North Carolina, Republican incumbent Thom Tillis is leading against Democrat Cal Cunningham whose candidacy was tripped up by a sex scandal.
And in Georgia, first-term Republican Senator David Perdue, a wealthy businessman is hoping to beat Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, an investigative journalist and media executive and avoid a runoff if neither candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote.
The other Senate race in Georgia is heading to a run-off in January.
On Wednesday Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – who also won re-election - said he wasn’t sure which party would control the Senate when all was said and done.
Mitch McConnell): “I am not sure if I’ll be an offensive or defensive coordinator yet.” Democrats had some wins, but not as many as they were hoping for.
Democrat John Hickenlooper won his race in Colorado while Democrat and former U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly in Arizona was declared the winner, beating Republican Senator Martha McSally, a former U.S. representative and U.S. Air Force combat pilot who was appointed to the seat once held by the late Republican Senator John McCain.
China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden's new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against "lying and cheating" outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. Gloria Tso reports.
The rally was called 'J20', where anti-government protesters held signs saying 'We Don't Want Biden' and 'We Want Revenge' and protested against police brutality, the separation of immigrant families and calling for the abolishment of ICE.
Democrats now have majority of the U.S. Senate after Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three members on Wednesday to give the party a narrow grip on both houses of Congress as well as the White House for the first time in a decade. Bryan Wood reports.
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden attended a church service on Wednesday at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, where he was joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
U.S. President Donald Trump urged prayers for the new administration in a farewell address, as he leaves office with nearly 400,000 Americans dead of the coronavirus whose risk he downplayed, an economy struggling from the pandemic, and relationships strained with key U.S. allies. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
GOP Senator Susan Collins of Maine has published a new op-ed. In it, she said she initially thought the Capitol siege was the work of the Iranians. "My first thought was that the Iranians had followed through on their threat to strike the Capitol," Collins, Collins is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says Business Insider. Tensions between the US and Iran have been heightened in recent weeks.
President Donald Trump disappeared on Wednesday behind the walls of his club in Palm Beach, Florida, ending a tumultuous presidency stained by two impeachments, deep political divisions and a pandemic that has caused 400,000 U.S. deaths. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
[NFA] Democrats won one U.S. Senate race in Georgia and led in another on Wednesday, moving closer to a surprise sweep in a former Republican stronghold that would give them control of Congress and greater power to advance President-elect Joe Biden's agenda. Yahaira Jacquez reports.
Stumping for two Democratic candidates in Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff election, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said the GOP candidates, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, "think they've sworn an oath to Donald Trump, not to the United States Constitution."
For the first time since the pandemic began, the Republican-led Minnesota Senate did not hold a vote on ending Gov. Walz's emergency powers., reports Esme Murphy (2:29).WCCO 4 News At 5 - November 12,..
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