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Fight For The Senate: Republicans Oust Pryor; McConnell Wins

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell arrives at his midterm election night rally with his wife, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, in Louisville. McConnell, who won re-election, may become the next Senate majority leader.
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Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell arrives at his midterm election night rally with his wife, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, in Louisville. McConnell, who won re-election, may become the next Senate majority leader.

With a loss by Sen. Mark Pryor, the first Democratic incumbent fell in the 2014 midterms, bringing the Republicans closer to a Senate majority. The man who might lead them in Congress won re-election, as Sen. Mitch McConnell coasted to a win in Kentucky.

We'll be updating this post with news and results from races around the nation.

McConnell was projected to defeat Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes by a 15-point margin, 56 percent to 41 percent, with almost a third of the vote tallied.

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In Arkansas, Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor was projected to lose to Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, a first-term member of Congress. Pryor had served in the Senate since 2003.

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