After months of fretting about a tough electoral map, Republicans kept control of the House and Senate as they successfully defended a number of vulnerable seats Tuesday night.
The GOP held its ground in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Democrats netted a seat in Illinois, and several races were still too close to call — but the GOP ensured it would keep a majority with the projection just before 1:30 a.m. that Sen. Pat Toomey would win re-election in Pennsylvania.
“Two years ago, voters elected a Republican majority to put the Senate back to work doing the people’s business. Over the last two years, Republicans have delivered on that promise and voters have spoken once again,” said Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
In the House, Democrats did gain ground, but nowhere near the number of seats needed to overcome the GOP’s massive advantage