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 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

  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.

  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."

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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