Two more pickups for Democrats in Senate

November 5, 2008

WASHINGTON – Democrats are expected to pick up two more Republican Senate seats: North Carolina and New Hampshire, according to projections by television networks.

After a campaign that turned particularly nasty in the final weeks in North Carolina, Fox News projected Democratic state lawmaker Kay Hagan would defeat incumbent Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

Meanwhile in New Hampshire, NBC News projected that Republican Sen. John Sununu would lose to Democratic rival Jeanne Shaheen.

Together with the earlier projection that Democrat Mark Warner would capture Virginia’s Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. John Warner, Democrats would pick up three seats so far based on the projections, expanding their lead to 54-46.

Republicans were able to hold on to another seat that was considered potentially vulnerable early in the campaign season, Maine Sen. Susan Collins.

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She could have kept the seat, except for that last ill advised attack ad. Many in NC take their faith very seriously. It is not somthing to make a political ad out of.

Posted by thomas robinson | Report as abusive

From a diehard rebublican:
Congrats to our new president; I will do all I can to support you.

Posted by thomas robinson | Report as abusive

From a diehard rebublican:
Congrats to our new president; I will do all I can to support you.
- Posted by thomas robinson

Wow. This would be great. I think you are the only one with the guts and true patriotism to say this.
You ARE being serious, yes? I mean, I KNOW in my heart
there are some sane and intelligent Repubs., I just havent
heard from any.

Posted by tim_james | Report as abusive