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What Brookings Experts Are Saying about the 2014 Midterm Election Results

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11:33 pm That’s all for this blog’s live coverage of what Brookings experts are saying tonight about the midterm election results. Many races for Senate, the House, and governors’ houses remain undecided. Read Bill Galston’s analysis of the results here and look for more from Elaine Kamarck, and others. Tomorrow afternoon, a special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria podcast will feature Tom Mann, Sarah Binder, and Galston discussing the elections.

11:32 pm Some media outlets report that Joni Ernst (R) has won her Senate race in Iowa, making it the sixth Republican pickup in the Senate, enough to take control of the chamber.

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10:39 pm According to various media reports, Republicans have now gained five of six seats needed to take control of the U.S. Senate: Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

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9:06 pm Republican Mike Rounds wins South Dakota Senate seat, a third pickup from the Democratic side.

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8:52 pm Sen. Shaheen retains Democratic seat in New Hampshire, defeating challenger Scott Brown.

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8:31 pm Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor (D) losing his seat to Rep. Tom Cotton (R) is the second Republican pickup in the Senate.

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First Senate contest results: West Virginia Senate seat to Capito (Republican pickup), and Senator McConnell holds Republican seat in Kentucky.

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(4:32pm) Throughout this evening, Brookings Now blog will post commentary and analysis from Brookings experts here. The polls start to close nationwide at 7:00 p.m. (EST). For a rundown of which Brookings expert to follow on Twitter, see this list.

Also, read recent coverage and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections here

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