Republicans win control of the U.S. Senate: Iowa, North Carolina called for the GOP

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Fox News have just called Iowa for Joni Ernst of the GOP and it means the Republicans win control of the United States Senate with 51 seats. A Thom Tillis win in North Carolina, where he is leading over Sen. Kay Hagen, would be icing on the cake at this point.

Update: now I notice CBS and Fox News have just called North Carolina for Tillis. Game over, officially — they don’t even have to worry about winning Alaska now. This is a bad night for incumbents and a bad night for Democrats, and a bad night for President Barack Obama. Expect a lot of gridlock down in Washington, D.C. for the next two years.

A lot of heads are rolling in the governors’ ranks, too, tonight. I notice Republican Bruce Rauner has toppled Pat Quinn down in Illinois — that is a surprise to a lot of people.

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