Dole Reign Ends in North Carolina

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.

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