While Democrats have long outnumbered Republicans, they have had little to show for it. And others wanted a shakeup in leadership -namely for Rep. Cheri Bustos, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to be ousted from her job.
A spokesperson for the group declined to discuss the election results Wednesday, saying it was still too early and there are too many ballots to be counted. Bustos is struggling to hang onto her own House seat in IL, as CNN has not made a projection in that tight race. "And I think we need to do it and I think we need to do it before the end of the year".
"It's not unusual for people to claim they've won the election".
House Republican Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) celebrated the victories in a statement given to Politico.
In a state famous for razor-thin margins, the size of former Vice-President Joe Biden's loss to President Donald Trump was humiliating for Democrats and sent many searching for answers to how they failed to close the deal with voters - again.
Should Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden win the 2020 election while Republicans retain control of the Senate, some potential Cabinet nominees may reportedly be out of contention.
The counting continued in Georgia, where GOP Sen. Davis gained fame as a state legislator by waging a 2013 filibuster against an anti-abortion bill, then lost a race for governor the following year.
Some Republicans criticized Trump's comments.
Democrat Sarah McBride elected first openly transgender U.S. state senator in Delaware
At present, there are four openly transgender state legislators: Virginia state Del. Taking to Twitter , McBride wrote: "We did it".
GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat Raphael Warnock, a Black pastor at the church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, in the January 5 runoff.
Peters benefitted from a surge in turnout from Michigan Democrats during a historic election year.
Indeed, Democrats rolled into Tuesday with their best chance at reclaiming the Senate majority since they lost it six years ago - yet Republicans still have a clear path to retaining power in the remaining races.
He has overseen the contentious process for getting three of Trump's picks on to the US Supreme Court, and also managed to hold almost the entire 53-member Republican majority together early this year to acquit Trump in his impeachment trial.
The Democrats' path to victory narrowed further as Republican incumbents Joni Ernst of Iowa, Steve Daines of Montana, John Cornyn of Texas and Lindsey Graham of SC - all once viewed as vulnerable - fended off Democratic challengers to win re-election. Strategist Zac Petkanas said the 2020 election "was going to be an terrible, ugly, dirty slog until the bitter end".
Republicans appeared poised to retain control of the US Senate on Wednesday, after Senator Susan Collins defied political odds to win re-election in ME and other Republican incumbents led Democrats in a handful of undecided races.
In Georgia, two seats were being contested and at least one is headed to a runoff after no candidate reached the 50% threshold to win.
AP VoteCast, a survey of the Florida electorate, found Trump won 58% of Cuban American voters statewide, while voters with South American heritage split evenly between Biden and Trump.
In total, 12 Republican-held seats and two Democratic-held seats had been in play, based on a Reuters analysis of three nonpartisan United States elections forecasters - the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, the Cook Political Report, and Inside Elections.
In Georgia, Perdue was more than 3 percentage points ahead of Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia. McSally's failed 2018 election contest against Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema took six days to produce a victor.