Sorry for the gap. I had to fix a few small issues with keeping the Mark Levin stream running at this end. It’s all good now.
FOX now showing results as:
House R-31 — D-6
Senate R-32 — D-42
The entire House is up for election, but only a third of the Senate. Going in to this the Republicans held 23 Senate seats and the Democrats held 40. That means that, at present, of the seats up for grabs the Republicans have won 9 Senate seats to 2 for the Democrats. Note that this isn’t the same as a gain, which is where the seat changes from one party to another.
A whole heap of races closed about 20 minutes ago, so we’ll start to see some really useful figures this hour, and by the end of the hour we should be in a much better position to see if the Republicans can take the Senate. I still doubt it, but we should know enough by the end of the hour to make an informed prediction.
On the Marco Rubio victory, Senator Jim DeMint has issued a statement :
Greenville, SC — Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Conservatives Fund, made the following statement regarding the election of Marco Rubio to the U.S. Senate in Florida.
“I want to thank the voters in Florida for electing a true champion for freedom today. Marco knows that America is exceptional and he’s passionate about the principles of freedom that are the backbone of our nation. I was honored to support Marco’s campaign in the primary when the Washington establishment opposed him and even laughed at his chances. Now the people of Florida get to have the last laugh as they send an outstanding leader to represent them in Washington.”
SCF invested $589,507 in this race and Senator DeMint transferred $250,000 from his re-election campaign to the Florida GOP Victory committee.