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

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


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  1. 7:39 Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) projected to win over incumbent Democrat Natalie Tennant (first Senate pickup for Republicans)

  2. 7:50 With 2% of votes in NC counted, Thom Tillis (R) up by 6 over Kay Hagan (D). Independent candidate taking 3% of vote which could spell trouble for Tillis. [Too clost to call at this time]

  3. 7:59 James Lankford (R) projected to win special election to replace Sen. Tom Coburn’s(R-OK) vacated seat

  4. 8:21 With almost 4% reporting, Kay Hagan(D) has taken a 6 point lead over Thom Tillis(R) for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

  5. 8:29 Tom Cotton(R) projected to defeat Sen. Mark Pryor (D) for U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas (second Republican Senate pickup)

  6. 8:38 With 37% of votes counted in NC, Kay Hagan(D) holds a 7 point lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis.

  7. 8:47 VIRGINIA: 64% votes counted – Challenger Ed Gillespie(R) holds 5 point lead over incumbent Mark Warner (51% – 46%)

  8. 9:03 TEXAS: Progressive abortion advocate Wendy Davis(D) loses bid for Governor’s seat to Greg Abbott(R)

  9. 9:06 NC: Hagan’s lead over Challenger Tillis down to 4 points with 53% of the vote counted.

  10. 10:21 Wisconsin: Gov. Scott Walker(R) wins re-election despite massive efforts by progressives to unseat him.

  11. 10:25 Kansas: Robertson(R) up 5 points over Orman(reported to be caucusing with Dems) with 43% reporting

  12. 10:47 Kansas: Roberts(R) wins re-election  – making the Senate take-over by the GOP all but a foregone conclusion

  13. 10:57 Iowa Joni Ernst making a strong push as more results come in. Things were looking dismal at first, but with single digits separating her from Braley.. things could get interesting!

  14. If you haven’t noticed, we’re not bothering to report results from overly obvious things like Hawaii staying Democrat – well, I guess we kinda did there.

  15. IOWA: Ernst(R) closes to within 2 points of Braley(D) for U.S. Senate – wild ride man.. wild ride.

  16. Iowa or NC.. which one will be the sixth seat needed to send Harry Reid packing from the Leader position?

  17. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Harry Reid, President Obama and the rest of the DNC leadership spent over $60million to achieve.. tonight. The unions, especially the teacher’s unions spent extensively and we learned one thing.. you can’t keep accomplishing nothing and spend your way out of it.

  18. With Iowa being called for Republicans, the Senate is in new hands. Let us all hope that these hands get the real work of the people done.

  19. North Carolina goes Republican – Thom Tillis defeats the DNC machine to oust Kay Hagan(D).

  20. Wow! Illinois chooses a Republican governor? Perhaps sanity has returned even to Obama’s home territory.

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