After the dust has settled from Tuesday’s midterm elections, Democrats look to have fended off a Republican “red wave,” winning a Senate seat in the crucial state of Pennsylvania while control of Congress is still up for grabs.
According to early Wednesday morning predictions from CBS News, Republican Mehmet Oz lost to Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman in the nation’s most costly and carefully followed Senate campaign. In the Senate, which currently has 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, Fetterman will take Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat as a Republican.
Later on Wednesday morning, a number of other Senate contests were still undetermined. According to CBS News’ projections, the Georgia election between Democrats Raphael Warnock and Republicans Herschel Walker is still undecided. According to state law, neither candidate must receive more than 50% of the vote to avoid a run-off. The elections official for Georgia stated early on Tuesday that he anticipates a run-off election.
According to estimations from CBS News, Nevada and Wisconsin are both in doubt, while Arizona was moving toward the Democrats. The overall balance of power in the Senate is also considered to be uncertain.
Republicans did gain ground elsewhere, particularly in Florida, where Sen. Marco Rubio and incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis won large victories because of strong Latino support, continuing a trend that started in 2020.
As ballots continue to be tallied in hundreds of districts around the nation as of Wednesday morning, control of the House was likewise tilting in the Republicans’ direction.