Republicans Take Control

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Republicans have won a majority in the Senate for the first time in eight years, Fox News projects, giving the party full control of Congress for the remainder of President Obama’s term.

Republicans notched a string of victories across the country, retaining every one of the GOP-held seats up for grabs and picking up more than the six seats needed to take control of the Senate.

So far, Republicans have gained seven Senate seats. In North Carolina, Fox News can project that Thom Tillis, a Republican member of the state legislature, will oust U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a first-term Democrat, in a closely fought race that saw spending top $100 million.

Republican Joni Ernst is also projected to beat Democrat Bruce Braley in Iowa.

Republicans enjoyed a banner night after mounting campaigns from coast to coast that, almost without exception, sought to cast their opponents as rubber stamps for the unpopular president. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who fended off a Democratic challenge in Kentucky, is now poised to ascend to majority leader next year.

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