Democrat wins Senate seat in Connecticut: networks
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
AP PhotoA Democrat beat out a former wrestling promoter for a US Senate seat in Connecticut that Republicans had hoped to pick up in their campaign to win back control of the chamber, television networks reported Tuesday.
Representative Christopher Murphy was projected to defeat his well-funded Republican opponent, Linda McMahon, in a contest that followed the retirement of Senator Joe Lieberman, an ex-Democrat turned independent who usually caucused with the Democratic majority.
Republicans lose Senate seat in Maine: networks
Republicans lost a US Senate seat in Maine in Tuesday's vote, dealing a blow to the party's bid to regain the majority in the upper chamber, television networks reported.
Former governor Angus King, an independent who is expected to caucus with the Democrats, was projected to beat out two rivals for the seat, which was up for grabs after the retirement of Republican Olympia Snowe, the networks said.