— -- It’s Election Day 2014! Voters across the nation headed to their polling places to cast ballots on Tuesday, and based on an analysis of exit polls, ABC News has projected Republicans will gain control of the Senate.
ABC News has also projected Republican Senator Mitch McConnell will win his Kentucky Senate seat tonight, putting him one step closer to becoming the next Senate Majority Leader. The 72-year-old senator beat Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Secretary of State, in one of the country’s most closely watched races. In a stunning blow to Democrats, ABC News has also projected Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., will win the Arkansas Senate race. Cotton unseated two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.
Republicans on Tuesday also strengthened their majority control of the House of Representatives and also made a strong showing in gubernatorial race around the country. GOP candidates in Maryland, Arkansas, Illinois and Massachusetts all took control of governor's seats that were previously held by Democrats. The only upset Democrats were able to pull off was in Pennsylvania.
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