Dole Reign Ends in North Carolina

With 35 Senate seats up for grabs on Election Day, the Democrats and Republicans battled down to the wire, one party fighting for its legislative life while the other holds dreams of capturing a dominating majority.

Below is a list of all 35 Senate races and the major party candidates. Check in to ABCNews.com throughout Election Day and night to see up-to-date results on each of the races across the country as the winners are announced.

For a more thorough examination of the key competitive races in the U.S. Senate and the closely watched decisions in swing states in the 2008 election, CLICK HERE.

Projected Winners

ALABAMA -- PROJECTED WINNER: JEFF SESSIONS (R)
  Vivian Davis Figures (D): Democrat challenger Figures was seen as unlikely to win in such a conservative state.

Jeff Sessions (R): Sessions won his third term as Senator. Alabama has voted Republican in the last seven presidential elections.

ARKANSAS -- PROJECTED WINNER: MARK PRYOR (D)
  Mark Pryor (D) : Pryor ranunopposed by the Republicans for a second term and is favored to win.

Rebekah Kennedy (GRN) : An attorney from Quitman, Ark., Kennedy told The Associated Press that she was challenging Pryor because she "believes he's taken conservative stances because it's politically expedient in the state."

COLORADO -- PROJECTED WINNER: MARK UDALL (D)
  Mark Udall (D) : Udall was favored to win in Colorado, where the alternative energy proponent has developed a "kitchen sink" approach in which he approves drilling while simultaneously looking into alternative energy strategies.

Bob Schaffer (R) : Schaffer was running for the seat vacated by Republican Wayne Allard who announced last year that he would step down after serving two terms.

DELAWARE -- PROJECTED WINNER: JOE BIDEN (D)
  Joe Biden (D) : Despite barely campaigning in his home state, Biden was expected to win his seventh term in the Senate easily. Biden will have to resign if Sen. Barack Obama wins the presidential election.

Christine O'Donnell (R) : O'Donnell, a conservative activist and evangelical Christian, finished last in the three-way GOP Senate primary in 2006, according to the AP. She continually lambasted Biden for failing to pay attention to his Senate race in the recent months.

IDAHO -- PROJECTED WINNER: JON RISCH (R)
  Larry LaRocco (D): LaRocco has served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the only veteran in the race. LaRocco has been defeated by Risch in two previous races -- the 2006 lieutenant governor's race and the 1986 election for the state Senate.

Jim Risch (R): Risch served as Idaho's lieutenant governor.

ILLINOIS -- PROJECTED WINNER: RICHARD DURBIN (D)
  Richard Durbin (D): Winning his third term, Durbin is the second most powerful member of the U.S. Senate and is favored to win the re-election. On the Saturday before Election Day, Durbin's 40-year-old daughter died after suffering from a congenital heart condition.

Steve Sauerberg (R): The Republican physician reportedly spent $1.3 million of his own money on his race, during which he suggested Durbin is a "career politician" who should be "thrown out of Washington," according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

IOWA -- PROJECTED WINNER: TOM HARKIN (D)
  Tom Harkin (D) : Harkin was elected to Congress in 1974 and later defeated a Republican senator in 1984. He is one of the most successful Democratic politicians in Iowa's history.

Christopher Reed (R): Reed is a former wrestler who spent five years in the Navy before opening a telephone answering business that he's run the last 10 years.

KANSAS -- PROJECTED WINNER: PAT ROBERTS (R)
  Jim Slattery (D) : Slattery served in the Kansas House and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1982 to 1994. Kansas has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1930.

Pat Roberts (R): Roberts was elected in 1980 to the House of Representatives and in 1996 to the Senate, where he was served as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

KENTUCKY -- PROJECTED WINNER: MITCH MCCONNELL (R)
  Bruce Lunsford (D):Lunsford, who has made two losing runs for governor and has never held elected office, attempted to tie McConnell to the failing economy.

Mitch McConnell (R): McConnell, the Senate Minority leader, is well organized in the state and a face of leadership in the Senate.

LOUISIANA -- PROJECTED WINNER: MARY LANDRIEU (D)
  Mary Landrieu (D) : Landrieu was believed to be the only vulnerable Democratic incumbent senator in 2008. Hurricane Katrina changed the state's population in such a way that many of Landrieu's base voters in New Orleans have left the state.

John Kennedy (R): Kennedy is the state treasurer who switched parties last year and won re-election as a Republican, setting up his challenge to Landrieu.

MAINE -- PROJECTED WINNER: SUSAN COLLINS (R)
  Tom Allen (D) : Currently a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maine's 1st Congressional District, the Democrat ran hard against Collins, doing his best to tie her to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on a range of issues.

Susan Collins (R): The incumbent Republican senator was a heavy favorite in Maine, thanks to her bipartisan image. Collins joined Democrats in opposing the partial-birth abortion ban in 2003 and in 2004 she co-authored a bill to overhaul of the nation's intelligence community with Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

MASSACHUSETTS -- PROJECTED WINNER: JOHN KERRY (D)
  John Kerry (D) : Kerry has held a Senate seat since 1984 and told Massachusetts paper The Eagle-Tribune that, should he win his sixth term, he will concentrate on creating jobs and alternative energy.

Jeff Beatty (R): Beatty, a counterterrorism consultant and former CIA agent, is tried to oust Kerry by painting him as a candidate who continually puts his personal agenda before that of the state.

MICHIGAN -- PROJECTED WINNER: CARL LEVIN (D)
  Carl Levin (D) : Levin, a five-term incumbent, serves as the chairman of the Armed Services committee.

Jack Hoogendyk (R): Hoogendyk has been a state representative since 2002 and has won re-election twice. He was considered unlikely to prevail in the traditionally blue state.

MISSISSIPPI -- PROJECTED WINNER: THAD COCHRAN (R)
  Erik Fleming (D): Fleming previously served in the House of Representatives.

Thad Cochran (R): Cochran is a ranking Republican member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and was expected to win his sixth term.

MISSISSIPPI -- PROJECTED WINNER: ROGER WICKER (R)
  Ronnie Musgrove (D):Musgrove, the state's former governor, who lost to Gov. Haley Barbour in 2003, had hoped that the nomination of a black man for president would boost turnout among black voters in the state.

Roger Wicker (R): Barbour chose Wicker, a Republican House member, to fill the seat vacated by Trent Lott's retirement in Deccember 2004. Some said Wicker may have been at a disadvantage because special election candidates are not identified by party, depriving the GOP candidate of a party-ID advantage.

MONTANA -- PROJECTED WINNER: MAX BAUCUS (D)
  Max Baucus (D) : Baucus won his sixth term in the Senate. He is the current Senate Finance Committee chairman and was expected to win.

Bob Kelleher (R): The 85-year-old Republican nominee and perennial candidate advocated a switch to a federal parliamentary government, according to Real Clear Politics, and did not fundraise during his campaign.

NEBRASKA -- PROJECTED WINNER: MIKE JOHANNS
  Scott Kleeb (D) : At 33 years old, Kleeb promised to bring a fresh perspective to Washington, according to Omaha's World-Herald. Kleeb and Johanns, his contender, are competing for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel.

Mike Johanns (R): Johanns has served as Nebraska's governor for six years and has been the U.S. agriculture secretary for three.

NEW HAMPSHIRE -- PROJECTED WINNER: JEANNE SHAHEEN (D)
  Jeanne Shaheen (D) : The former New Hampshire governor, who lost a close race to Republican John Sununu in 2002, knocked him off today on strength from the public's economic angst and anger over the war in Iraq.

John Sununu (R) : While remaining a popular senator during his tenure, Sununu trailed throughout the campaign and was another senator to suffer from the GOP's poor reputation.

NEW JERSEY -- PROJECTED WINNER: FRANK LAUTENBERG (D)
  Frank Lautenberg (D) : The incumbent Sen. Lautenberg is the only New Jersey senator to have served two non-consecutive terms -- once in 1982 and again in 2002. At 84, he is often criticized for being too old for the post.

Dick Zimmer (R): Zimmer has served in both houses of the New Jersey legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

NEW MEXICO -- PROJECTED WINNER: TOM UDALL (D)
  Tom Udall (D) : Udall was seen as the favorite to take over the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Pete Domenici, who is retiring after being diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease.

Steve Pearce (R) : Pearce is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

NORTH CAROLINA -- PROJECTED WINNER: KAY HAGAN (D)
  Kay Hagan (D) : The state senator, who is the former vice president of NCNB, benefited largely from Obama's success in registering black voters as well as her challenger's association with the Bush administration.

Elizabeth Dole (R): Dole lost the fight for her political life after getting hammered as a Washington insider during the campaign.

OKLAHOMA -- PROJECTED WINNER: JAMES INHOFE (R)
  Andrew Rice (D) : Rice, a state senator, made some late polling gains on the incumbent Inhofe but was considered a long shot.

James Inhofe (R): Inhofe, the incumbent, had a comfortable lead in early polling on the way to winning his third term in the Senate, according to the Wulsa World.

RHODE ISLAND -- PROJECTED WINNER: JACK REED (D)
  Jack Reed (D) : Reed, the incumbent, will serve his third term in the Senate, where he has served on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Bob Tingle (R): Tingle, who works as a pit boss in the Foxwoods Resort and Casino, campaigned on a message that Reed has become too much of a Washington insider during his 12 years in office.

SOUTH CAROLINA -- PROJECTED WINNER: Lindsey Graham (R)
  Bob Conley (D) : Conley, the Democratic challenger, is a conservative Democrat who supported Rep. Ron Paul's bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Lindsey Graham (R): The incumbent is a close ally of Sen. John McCain and was favored for re-election to his second term throughout the campaign.

SOUTH DAKOTA -- PROJECTED WINNER: TIM JOHNSON (D)
  Tim Johnson (D) : The Incumbent South Dakota senator has served in the Senate since 1997. Johnson suffered a brain hemmorhage in 2007, but returned to the Senate two years later.

Joel Dykstra (R): Dykstra, a conservative state representative, tried to brand Johnson as being too liberal for the state.

TENNESSEE -- PROJECTED WINNER: LAMAR ALEXANDER (R)
  Bob Tuke (D) : Despite campaign help from Obama and former Vice President Al Gore, Tuke has had trouble gaining traction to oust Alexander.

Lamar Alexander (R) :The incumbent held steady polling leads and was a heavy favorite to retain his Senate seat.

TEXAS -- PROJECTED WINNER: JOHN CORNYN (R)
  Rick Noriega (D) :Noriega, a Mexican American Democratic state legislator, campaigned as an Washington outsider and was hoping for support from pro-Democratic voters.

John Cornyn (R): Cornyn, the incumbent, consistently polled ahead of Noriega leading up to the election and was favored to win a second term in the Senate.

VIRGINIA -- PROJECTED WINNER: Mark Warner (D)
  Mark Warner (D) :Warner is a former governor of Virginia who succeeded his Republican candidate, Gilmore, in the Virginia statehouse. He takes the Senate seat vacated by Republican Sen. John W. Warner.

Jim Gilmore (R):Gilmore, also a former governor, built a political career on tax cuts and reduced government spending and has faced heavy deficits in pre-election polling.

WEST VIRGINIA -- PROJECTED WINNER: Jay Rockefeller (D)
  Jay Rockefeller (D): Rockefeller, the incumbent, has served in the Senate since 1985 and will now serve his fifth term.

Jay Wolfe (R): Wolfe, who owns his own property-casualty insurance agency, served four years in the West Virginia state Senate and ran against Rockefeller and lost in 2002.

WYOMING -- PROJECTED WINNER: MICHAEL ENZI (R)
  Christopher Rothfuss (D) : Rothfuss, 36, is an instructor at the University of Wyoming. The state has voted Republican in 13 or the last 14 presidential elections.

Michael Enzi (R): Enzi, the incumbent, is an accountant and former Wyoming state senator who has held a Senate seat since 1997.

WYOMING -- PROJECTED WINNER: JOHN BARRASSO (R)
  Nick Carter (D) : Carter, a private practice attorney, campaigned on a platform of bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq and securing U.S. borders.

John Barrasso (R) : Barrasso, the incumbent, has been a U.S. senator since 2007, when he was appointed by Gov. Dave Freudenthal to succeed the late Sen. Craig L. Thomas.

Undecided Races

ALASKA
  Mark Begich (D): Begich is the current mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, a heavily Republican area that could see voters stray from the scandal-ridden GOP candidate.

Ted Stevens (R): The longest-serving Republican senator in the United States was found guilty of seven felony counts one week before Election Day, a scandal that some say could hurt his chances at re-election.

GEORGIA
  Jim Martin (D): Martin has served 18 years in the Georgia state legislature and made an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor in 2006. While he's not favored to win, Martin could benefit from a large black turnout and the excitement Obama has ignited within the state.

Saxby Chambliss (R): Favored to win, Chambliss, a first-term incumbent who won a high-profile victory over Democrat Max Cleland in 2002, has taken heat for approving the $700 billion financial bailout plan.

With third-party Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley pulling votes away from both Chambliss and Martin, Georgia's Senate seat may be decided in a run-off election Dec. 2.

Georgia law dictates that candidates must win 50 percent of the vote to win. With third-party Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley pulling votes away, the Georgia could be headed for a Dec. 2 run-off.

MINNESOTA
  Al Franken (D) : The comedian poses a real threat to Coleman in Minnesota; as has happened in other states, the economic crisis has lifted Democratic prospects in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Norm Coleman (R) : The incumbent has remained popular during his tenure in the Senate but has suffered from the waning popularity of the GOP.

Dean Barkley (I) : Barkley served in the Senate for two months to fill the unexpired term of Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone who died in a plane crash shortly before the 2002 congressional elections. Republican officials fear that Barkley started drawing more votes from Coleman than from Franken because Coleman decided to refrain from negative campaigning.

OREGON
  Jeff Merkley (D) : The state House speaker is favored to win in the largely Democratic state where he has used his opponent's pro-bailout stance against him.

Gordon Smith (R): The incumbent has not done well in trying to separate himself from the current administration and align with the Democrats. Smith has used Democrats in many of his campaign ads, which has hurt his popularity among conservative voters.