There are still many ballots left to count in quite a few places, but the U.S. Senate map is not looking good for Democrats of this hour. The mass media are projecting Republican victories in Iowa and Colorado – two states that Democrats really needed to win in order to protect their U.S. Senate majority.
The Republicans began the night with pickups in West Virginia and Arkansas. Then, South Dakota and Montana were called for the Republicans.
Now, it’s Iowa and Colorado. That makes six.
There will almost certainly be a U.S. Senate runoff in Louisiana and possibly Georgia, which could mean that Mitch McConnell won’t be able to proclaim himself presumptive majority leader for at least a few more weeks.
UPDATE: Looks like Republican David Perdue may be able to avoid a runoff in Georgia. We shall see.
Networks have also called the Florida governor’s race for Rick Scott. Florida was a state where Democrats were very much hoping to knock out a Republican incumbent. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.