THE NEW SENATE
34 seats up for grabs
Democratic efforts to take control of the Senate flopped. Early data showed the party on course to pick up two seats, well short of the five required to reclaim the chamber majority.
‘I will be one hell of a check and balance on him.’
Catherine Cortez Masto, Democratic Senator-elect for Nevada, speaking about President-elect Donald Trump after defeating Representative Joe Heck; Masto will be the first ever Latina Senator in Congress
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*BOTH CAUCUS WITH DEMOCRATS
In a difficult contest, GOP incumbent Roy Blunt resisted a challenge from Army veteran Jason Kander, a top Democratic recruit, 49% to 46%.
‘This is a lot better than the last time I did one of these in Miami.’
Marco Rubio, Republican Senator from Florida, joking about his most recent big address–a speech announcing the end of his presidential run–after rebuffing a challenge from Democratic Representative Patrick Murphy
‘Do we retreat, or do we fight? I say we fight!’
Kamala Harris, Democratic Senator-elect from California, responding to the Republican landslide, after defeating Democratic Representative Loretta Sanchez
First-term Republican Ron Johnson stormed from behind to hold off former Senator Russ Feingold in a race that looked all but lost just weeks before.
Maggie Hassan, the state’s Democratic governor, ousted incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte in one of the nation’s tightest races.
Republican Richard Burr won a third term in a battleground state inundated by outside money.
In the most expensive Senate contest in U.S. history, freshman Republican Pat Toomey eked out a re-election victory over Democrat Katie McGinty.
RESULTS AS OF 5 P.M. E.T. NOV. 9
THE NEW HOUSE
435 seats up for grabs
Republicans held the House with ease, while Democrats were on course to pick up just a handful of seats, far fewer than the party once hoped.
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‘I will do everything, I will work my hardest, to deserve this.’
Paul Ryan, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, who retained his seat in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
‘Out of chaos came purpose … And out of silence came action.’
Stephanie Murphy, Democratic Representative-elect of Florida’s 7th Congressional District, explaining that she entered the race because of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando
Seven-term GOP Congressman Scott Garrett was one of the party’s few casualties, falling to former Clinton White House aide and first-time candidate Josh Gottheimer in the northern New Jersey district.
Republican Darrell Issa, an Obama Administration antagonist, narrowly won a ninth term in a high-profile contest.
Will Hurd, a black Republican and former CIA operative, won a close race in his district, near the Mexican border.
THE RESULTS: GOVERNORS
12 of 50 seats up for grabs
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Races in 2016
Three states–Missouri, New Hampshire and Vermont–switched from Democratic governors to Republican ones.
States that flipped parties in 2016
The new map
SOURCES: NEWS REPORTS; AP; SENATE; HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; COOK POLITICAL REPORT; NEW YORK TIMES; NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
This appears in the November 21, 2016 issue of TIME.
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