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Dems Keep Senate


Democrats are projected to retain a slight Senate majority after a pair of battleground state incumbents successfully defended their seats. Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) topped Blake Masters (R) by more than five points as of this writing, while Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) edged Adam Laxalt (R) by 0.6 points. Final tallies may shift as final votes are counted; The Associated Press called each race over the weekend.

The wins give Democrats a 50-49 edge, with a Dec. 6 runoff between incumbent Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R) in Georgia yet to be decided. If Walker wins, Vice President Kamala Harris will represent the chamber's tiebreaking vote; if Warnock wins, Democrats will hold a majority without requiring a tiebreaker.

Counting continues in Alaska, though the final two candidates—incumbent Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka—are both Republicans.

The GOP is still projected to retake control of the House. With 218 seats needed for a majority, Republicans have won 212, and currently lead in nine uncalled races. See current tallies here.

In related news, reports suggest former President Donald Trump will continue with a planned announcement tomorrow from his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. He has previously hinted he would launch a 2024 presidential campaign during the event.

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