House of Representatives
Democrats picked up a handful of seats in the House of Representatives — enough to give them a majority. No major surprises or upsets. Final margins are too be determined as slim vote margins are being reviewed and tabulated.
Ted Cruz fended off Beto O’Rourke in Texas.
Incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill, who toward the end of the race said she wasn’t one of the “crazy” Dems — her words — lost to her Republican challenger.
In North Dakota, Democrat Heidi Heitkamp fell to Republican Kevin Cramer.
Florida Governor Rick Scott defeated Democrat Bill Nelson for his state’s Senate seat. Scott was term-limited for the governor’s office.
It looks like Tony Evers is headed to victory in Wisconsin. He was neck and neck with Scott Walker all night long, but a bizarre 11th hour announcement that heavily-Democrat Milwaukee county had 45,000 ballots to be counted shook things up. Evers ended up taking home an astounding 38,000 of those votes. The Walker camp earlier in the evening publicly suggested they’d file for a recount — but until final numbers are in in this very close race, their options are to be determined.
Ron DeSantis beat progressive candidate under investigation for corruption Andrew Gillum in Florida’s governor’s race. At 40, DeSantis will be the youngest guv in the nation.