Races Called: IN, SC, VT, KY Senate

According to L.A. Times reporter Mike Memoli, The Associated Press has called the following races:

Incumbent Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), has beaten Democrat Brad Ellsworth

Incumbent Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has beaten Democrat Alvin Green 

Incumbent Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has beaten Republican Len Britton

Rand Paul (R-KY) has beaten Democrat Jack Conway. 

Indiana’s Dan Coats is taking over Senator Evan Bayh’s seat, making this the first GOP pickup in the senate.

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25 comments

Walter G.
Walter G.5 years ago

It is usually easy to predict outcomes, follow the money.

Michael Kirkby
Michael Kirkby5 years ago

Just a quick comment regarding Joanne E's comment. The MidWest was initially to be the domicile and playground of whites only prior to and just after the Civil War. They didn't want non whites of any stripe there. I guess it could be considered the first gated community. Abraham Lincoln and his railroad buddies heartily concurred. Good thing it failed or there might not have been a Kid Ory to influence a young Benny Goodman, and all those other wonderful New Orleans musicians who set the bar for the development and influence of the big bands that lead to be bop, hard bop and Kansas City and St. Louis jazz. What, no Charley Parker either? god forbid. LOL

Mary L.
Mary L.5 years ago

noted.

Patricia S.
Pat S.5 years ago

Yeah for all but Leahy, but, of course, we knew about him, being in liberal Vermont.

joanna e.
joanna e.5 years ago

The Midwest longs for the 'good old days' when whites (non ethnic) groups were in the majority, They have to learn their politicians cannot make that happen. When pigs fly it will happen.

leo l.
leo F.5 years ago

Jeffrey W,

I find your whole persona umm how do I say this diplomatically.........disturbing. You are the type of American that thinks they are cool driving a bike with a chick riding on the back, wearing a cheap pleather jacket showing your shiny top by not wearing a lid. You remind me of that gubernatorial candidate Palladino. Racist and arrogant! Bet your ex-wife left you for that! I see you like punching hippies! Come meet me anywhere in or if you dare out of the US and see if you can punch this hippie! You can go back to obsessing on Sarah Palin and young girls again you old perv!

BTW,

I ride bikes too, only thing is mine are pedal powered. I can probably beat you on that one too road or mountain.

Anja N.
A N.5 years ago

It is irrational to expect unity from millions of people when two barely can agree what to eat for supper!

donald baumgartner

America will NEVER BE THE SAME, wer're divided, and wer're falling FAST!!

Jo Zee
Jo Zimny5 years ago

On second thought thank the voters!

Jo Zee
Jo Zimny5 years ago

Thank God Leahy stayed put in VT!