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Election 2014 Results – GOP Takes Control of the Senate and Increases Seats in House

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The last two years have left Americans feeling left out of the economic recovery and frustrated at the general direction of the country. Tonight, we find out if frustration brings about a wave of change. This post will be updated with the most recent updates at the top.

Number of Senate Seats up for Grab in 2014: 36

Current Senate Balance: 

Democrats: 45 seats

Republicans: 52 seats

Current House of Representative Balance:

Democrats: 138 seats

Republicans: 221 seats

Republican Pickups now mean GOP control of the Senate (6 needed currently – GOP +7)

Arkansas – Projected Republican Win (Tom Cotton) GOP +1

Colorado – Projected Republican Win (Cory Gardner) GOP +1

Georgia – Projected Republican Win (David Purdue) Dem +0 (former Sen. Chamblis(R) replaced with another Republican)

Iowa – Projected Republican Win (Joni Ernst) GOP +1

Montana – Projected Republican Win (Steve Daines) GOP +1

North Carolina – Projected Republican Win (Thom Tillis) GOP +1

South Dakota – Projected Republican Win (Mike Rounds) GOP +1

West Virginia – Projected Republican Win (Shelley Moore Capito) GOP +1

Virginia – too close to call: Gillespie(R) down <1 point against Warner(D) with 95% votes in

 

Live Blog (check the comments – and add your own!)

Iowa Caucus Results [Live Update]

It’s Tuesday night and the Iowa caucuses are getting set to open. The CDN staff is staying on top of the evening’s events to keep you informed and will be updating this post throughout the night (refresh for updates).

If you still aren’t quite sure how the Iowa caucuses work – here’s our step-by-step explanation.

If you’d like to see debate performances from 2011 – go here

For the latest 2012 election news – go here

Live Vote Returns from Iowa

Live Blog (all times Eastern)

  • 2:02a – FNC reporting that the corrections now give the win to Romney by 14 votes
  • 1:50a – 2 precincts from Story county may have under-reported Romney votes. Current margin is +4 votes for Santorum
  • 1:35a – ballots missing from Clinton county
  • 12:39a – Romney takes the stage “Rick Santorum ran a great campaign” and went after Obama
  • 12:17a – Santorum at podium: “Game On!” – “Thank you so much Iowa” – “We are off to New Hampshire”
  • 11:52p – Perry on stage: “This is what it’s all about” – “With prayer and reflection..” Perry to return to Texas to re-evaluate campaign.
  • 11:33p – Bachmann speaks: “I am not a politician”, “Barack Obama will be a one term president” – nope, not quitting either
  • 11:17p – Gingrich takes stage to speak: “We are at the beginning of an extraordinarily important campaign.” .. “On to New Hampshire” – not quitting
  • 11:04p – Ron Paul makes speech – “We will go on! We will raise money!”
  • 11:03p – Perry commits to skipping New Hampshire and heading for S.C. after Iowa.
  • 10:44p – Romney takes the lead – 25% to Santorum’s 24 and Paul’s 22
  • 10:33p – Gingrich will speak at about 11pm Eastern – dropping out?
  • 10:10p – The bottom three spots have remained static for 90 minutes
  • 10:00p – Paul drops out of lead, Santorum takes over with 125 vote lead over Romney
  • 9:42 – Paul takes lead in college precincts, Santorum gains in agriculture areas
  • 9:36 – “Other” surpasses Huntsman in total votes – top 3 spots still less than 1% apart
  • 9:27 – Romney, Paul and Santorum in dead heat
  • 9:10p – Romney leads at colleges, growing towns
  • 9:10p – Paul leads in wealthy suburbs
  • 9:10p – Santorum leads in cities, with immigrants and evangelicals
  • 9:00p – three way neck-and-neck race between Paul, Santorum and Romney
  • 8:33 – Votes start trickling in, Paul up strong in early returns
  • 8:15p – Mitt and Paul tied for first in entrance polls, Santorum third
  • 8:03p – Entrance polls show that Perry, Bachmann Gingrich, and Huntsman have no chance to win Iowa
  • 8:00p – Caucuses begin