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LIVE: Midterm Election Results

LIVE: Midterm Election Results

Updates on Senate, House, and Governor races

The countdown begins. Will the Democrats take over the House? Will the GOP pick up more seats in the Senate? Will the Democrats sweep in the governor races?

We will provide updates as they come in as many tight races on the east coast could provide some early clues as to who will come out on top and the tone of the 2020 presidential race.

Senate Races

Arizona: Rep. Martha McSally (R) vs. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D)

Polls close at 9PM ET.

Florida: Gov. Rick Scott (R) vs. Sen. Bill Nelson (D)

Indiana: former Rep. Mike Braun (R) vs. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D)

GOP flips a seat in the Senate!

Most of the polls in Indiana close at 6PM ET. The polls around Chicago and the southwest corner close at 7PM ET.

Well…this sucks. It will be ending soon, though:

*6:43PM ET

1% of the polls have reported and Braun has the lead with 60.6%. this number will change a lot as the Democrat-heavy parts report.

Michigan: John James (R) vs. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D)

Stabenow held on and won. James had the lead for awhile.

Polls close at 8PM ET.

Missouri: Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) vs. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D)

Fox News has projected that Hawley will beat McCaskill. Another gain in the Senate for the GOP.

Polls close at 8PM ET.

Montana: Auditor Martin Rosendale (R) vs. Sen. Jon Tester (D)

Polls close at 10PM ET.

Nevada: Sen. Dean Heller (R) vs. Rep. Jacky Rosen (D)

Polls close at 10PM ET.

New Jersey: Bob Hugin (R) vs. Sen. Bob Menendez (D)

Polls close at 8PM ET.

*8:40PM ET

Well that didn’t take long to reach this result. Scandal-ridden Menendez has won re-election.

North Dakota: Rep. John Cramer (R) vs. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D)

To no one’s shock, Heitkamp loses in North Dakota. GOP grabs another seat.

Most of the polls close at 10PM ET.

Ohio: Rep. Jim Renacci (R) vs. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D)

*7:58PM ET

NBC News has called it for Brown.

Polls close at 7:30PM ET.

Tennessee: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) vs. former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D)

Looks like Blackburn will come out victorious. Sorry, Taylor Swift.

Polls close at 8PM ET.

Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz (R) vs. Rep. Robert O’Rourke (D)

Robert O’Rourke has lost and Cruz gets another term.

Majority of polls close at 8PM ET.

West Virginia: Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) vs. Sen. Joe Manchin (D)

Manchin has won re-election.

Polls close at 7:30PM ET.

Governor Races

Georgia: Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) vs. former Rep. Stacey Abrams

Polls close at 7PM ET.

Florida: former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) vs. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D)

DeSantis has won over Gillum.

*7:39PM ET

It’s still close, but Gillum has the lead.

Most of the polls close at 7PMET. The rest of the panhandle close at 8PM ET.

Michigan: Attorney General William Schuette (R) vs. former Rep. Gretchen Whitmer (D)

The Democrats have flipped this.

Nevada: Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) vs. Steve Sisolak (D)

Polls close at 10PM ET.

Ohio: Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) vs. Richard Cordray (D)

DeWine has defeated Cordray, who is Warren’s protege.

Polls close at 7:30PM ET.

Wisconsin: Gov. Scott Walker (R) vs. Tony Evers (D)

House Races

Democrats need to flip 23 seats to get to the 218 seat threshold for control.

We do not have a set list of House races to watch, but we will update here when important results come in and overall numbers become clear.

Florida 26th District

Incumbent GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo has conceded to Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, another Democrat pickup.

Florida 27th District

Significant pickup for the Democrats as Democrat Donna Shalala wins this district.

Virginia 10th District

Democratic state Sen. Jennifer Wexton has unseated incumbent Republican Rep. Barbara Cornstock in this closely watched race.

Kentucky District 6

The GOP keeps the seat, delivering a huge blow to the Democrats.

*6:48PM ET

This looks like it’s going to be a very close race because CNN just reported that Democrat candidate Amy McGrath has the lead with 49%.

*6:44PM ET

This is a heavy Trump district and Democrats have thought that if they can flip this district, it may show a favorable ending for them in the House.

As of now with 1% reporting, Rep. Andy Barr has a 51.9% lead.


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Drudge is reporting exit polls showing heavy progressive / democratic wave as of 6:47pm.

Lets hope the exit polls are wrong

    Olinser in reply to Joe-dallas. | November 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Drudge has been riding the Never Trump train for a while.

    He claims ‘exit polls’ show a wave building and one of his statistics is ‘56% say country on wrong track’.

    That is almost literally the lowest its been in 10 years. In 2016, when Trump was elected, the number was mid-60’s.

    So it has SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASED since Trump was elected. But hey, just blast that number out without context, drudge.

    DieJustAsHappy in reply to Joe-dallas. | November 6, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    According to official election results, Hillary won the popular vote by over 2 1/2 million votes. Even if all these did a Walk-Away, it would suggest neither a blue nor a red wave, but a mixed result (with no Electoral College in the mix).

    I’d surely like to see the President have solid majorities in both Chambers. I don’t this will the case for the House. Even with this concern, it’s the state/local races are even more of a one, especially where the urban areas can overpower the rural ones.

Florida here.
As the numbers come in, the trend seems to be favorable to the GOP.
Scott and De Santis both winning now.

Well, just in case somebody hasn’t already posted this, Project Veritas reports non-citizen voting in Texas. Don’t know if this represents a real problem or an eager Democrat making stuff up.

I still have a real bad feeling that the Dems have been preparing to steal this election for two years and if there’s any way they can cheat, they’ll do it.

Hard to extrapolate from statewide elections to district elections.

If Democrats take the House, it puts them under a greater spotlight for voters to decide. It sets up 2020, and for things to swing back even further.

It will be interesting what Wall Street does.

If Republicans on the House side, freed of Ryan, can get their act together, they can do a lot of damage to Democrats who are almost surely to overplay their hand.

Fortunately, the Senate is where confirmations occur.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | November 6, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Keep in mind that it will not be Democrats -v- Republicans. If the Democrats take the House it will be Democrats + GOPe -v- Deplorables in both Houses. I rather suspect that things are going to get kinetic before 2020.

I live in MA. I thot briefly of giving Elizabeth Warren 1/1024th of my vote, but I shuddered and came to my senses

Hos is Farticus doing?

We may not know what the future holds but we know Who holds the future.

What? Fox claiming Dems take control?

Colonel Travis | November 6, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Senate not just staying (R) but picking up seats.
That’s awesome.

The cuckservatives in the House intentionally handed the gavel to Pelosi. Why did so many of them retire to clear the field? Disgraceful!

    Close The Fed in reply to PaddyORyan. | November 6, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Paddy, A lot of them quit because of the term limit rules for the GOP caucus for committee chairman ships. Unlike the dems, the Republicans term limit their committee chairman. As a result when you term limit iout as a chairman, you go back to being a regular rank and file House member. A lot of people find that distasteful and resign.

    I do think it’s probably for the best to keep term limits for chairman, but we can now see the price.

      Paul In Sweden in reply to Close The Fed. | November 7, 2018 at 12:28 am

      I have not bothered to really look at the results yet. My attention will be to the number of #MAGA seats lost and the number of RINOs sent packing % the number of RINOs we are still stuck with in office.

    Colonel Travis in reply to PaddyORyan. | November 6, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Many were not going to have their committee chairs any more and decided to leave. Seriously, that’s how shallow they were to begin with.

    Big picture: no blue wave, Senate is more important to hold. Were you impressed by the House the past two years anyway? Yeah, they got a few things done but geez – screw them and get in real conservatives in 2020.

    Colonel Travis in reply to PaddyORyan. | November 6, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    One thing: networks calling the House for (D) control before voting was done? Beyond irresponsible.

    Cut the cable, do not fund these jerks. I’ve done it. This is the first year I’ve never watched TV for returns.

    Trust me, it will make your life better.

    Some churn in the House is a good thing. It gets rid of the mossbacks and gets some fresh blood. It’s just the timing that’s unfortunate.

      Colonel Travis in reply to txvet2. | November 6, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      Understood. I’m not happy about losing the House.

      From past, personal experience, however, I’m genuinely glad to see certain people gone. We need better reps. I hope we can find them to be candidates for 2020.

Time for outside the box thinking. Dems will win a thin majority because they were smart enough to nominate more moderate candidates in many of the swing districts. It will be interesting to see how many of the Dems who flipped seats pledged not to vote for Pelosi. What if GOP finds a way to form some sort of coalition with these moderate Democrats that might actually push along some legislation?

    No, they nominated a lot of people who lied about being moderates. Too many of them have been outed to think otherwise.

      Glenn Jordan in reply to txvet2. | November 6, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Dems aren’t flipping these seats in landslides. I wouldn’t underestimate Trump’s ability to work deals with some of them. Too soon to assume complete gridlock.

Some piece of good news: The GOP already secured 50 seats in the Senate, with 11 still undecided.

The House so far:
GOP: 133

Ok, I know it’s kind of kooky but I kind of hope after all this the GOP keeps the house by 1 seat, that would drive the dems nuts.

    A good outcome. A second but less good outcome would be Dems winning by one. With all those Dems saying they would not vote for Pelosi and now having to think about voting for her and losing in two years. Snookered.

    Still. If the House stays Rep even by one, the story would be a Red wave. With a House flip they story gets muted.

Checking in from MA.

No surprise that Warren will win easily but she stands at 60.5% of the vote which is pretty low in ultra Blue MA. I was hoping she would be under 60% but what is most startling is that Republican (in name only I acknowledge but R next to the name nonetheless) Charlie Baker is winning with over 67% of the vote.

I can’t even at this point tell if the B.S. has ended, and who is really winning the house.

+3 perhaps +4 in the Senate is tremendous.

The migration to a sane federal judiciary will only gather steam from here.

To all the Hollywood, left coast and NE libs who poured their money into the Beta O’Toole campaign, I ask you: how do you like that salty taste? Will the weight of that Texas Teabag slapping off your chin knock your teeth loose? Thanks for the money, morons.

Stabenow is the spitting image of the weasel governor lady portrayed in the movie Black Sheep.

Here in Wa, early results looking good for McMorris-Rogers and Herrara-Buetler seats as of 8:30. These were both at risk.

Surprisingly (or not), Dino Rossi (seat formerly Dave Reichart) is losing bad and this looks like a flip to blue. Apparently Microsoft has imported enough cheap socialist labor to turn Bellevue blue.

For some perspective, the last 2 times there was a Democrat serving a first term as President:

2010 Republicans went +63 in the House and +6 in the Senate.

1994 Republicans went +54 and +8

I dare say those were Red Waves.

Losing the House hurts and we don’t know where the numbers will settle in the end but this is hardly a wave of any color.

Pelosi is talking now… she is borderline incoherent.

I guess RBG’s body double got activated within the last hour. I wonder if it is the model with the 6 year battery pack.

The House was lost single-handedly – by Jeff Sessions.

I didn’t want to get into this until after the result but does anyone know how many seats are up for next election? GOP versus Dem

    fishstick in reply to Fen. | November 7, 2018 at 4:45 am

    something like 21 R to 12 D

    mostly red states though so the map should favor Republicans defending their majority with at most a net pick-up possibility of 2

    Sessions’s former seat should go back to the GOP but there will be fewer vulnerable seats to really make a concerted effort to flip

    so it is mostly a defensive battle for Republicans in the Senate in 2 years

    however re-taking the House and keeping a 3-4 majority in the Senate should be easier for the GOP with Trump up for re-election

    plus at this stage – we should have less RINO’s sabotaging Trump bid this go around

    as many of them are now gone with the 2018 midterms

      mailman in reply to fishstick. | November 7, 2018 at 4:50 am

      The media here has been completely ignoring the Senate win for the Republicans and have focused solely on Congress and the peoples vote against Trump! 🙂

      What these morons are deliberately ignoring is that now with all those RINO’s put out to pasture Trump will be free to appoint a new AG (thank fuck), a new SCOTUS next year as well as continue to reshape the Judiciary by appointing Judges who will respect the laws as written!!!

      So let the Democrats have congress so they can bark at the moon like the irrelevant puppy dogs they are.

Why are we not sabotaging Pelosi & Plague the way they are harassing Trump?

Let’s have Pelosi’s tax records gone over. Maybe have Mueller threaten her children with bs charges until she confesses.

The Legislaive can foul up the Executive, so why cant the Executive instruct IRS and DOJ to run these corrupt weasels through midnight raids and have them distracted by court proceedings and hearings?

Does Congress just investigate itself? Seems like it. Because these California Loons reek of corruption. Just look at the condition of their state?

California is mighty. 4th largest economy globally? You have to be complacent in your corruption to let it go this bad.

“you go back to being a regular rank and file House member. A lot of people find that distasteful and resign.”

I once belong to a local rapier club that competed with a larger club nearby by. One day their leader ask incredulously why we didn’t offer “x” award.

“People in your area are travelling across town to join our group because they want that award ” he explained

“Good. We don’t want that type of person ” was our response.

Virtue is it’s own reward. Good riddance to our “leaders” who can’t be bothered to help their subjects if there’s no longer a table for them at Martha’s Vineyard.

I would have taken their seat in a heart beat.

…worse, the GOP cmte term limit is meant to prevent corruption and abuse right? By quitting over this rule, these jackasses undermined a policy that was weaker than the dems policy because it addressed corruption. They should have stood by it instead of making it take the blame for their selfishness

Good riddance. And please note the names. They do not deserve to be trusted with power again. Not the kind of leadership we need.