CNA Staff, Nov 4, 2020 / 08:15 am
Republicans looked on track Wednesday morning to keep control of the Senate, offsetting a loss in Colorado with a gain in Alabama. The upper chamber is set to consider several key bills on abortion funding and religious freedom in the coming session.
Republican incumbents held on to their seats in closely-watched races in Montana, Iowa, and South Carolina. With control of 47 seats, and votes still coming in other races, Republicans are ahead in Alaska, Maine, and Georgia races, with narrower leads in North Carolina and Michigan.
The first chair of the new Senate Pro-Life Caucus, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), won his first race for re-election with a nine-point lead and 92% of precincts reporting as of Wednesday morning.
The top two candidates in the Georgia special election, Republican Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock, will face off in another special election in January as neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote.