The Balance of Power in Congress is up for grabs in the 2020 election.Every two years, each member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection. That means 435 seats are up for grabs across the country.Senators must be re-elected every six years. This year, 35 U.S. Senate seats are up for reelection.See the latest updates below (all times Eastern):1:53 a.m. Republican Steve Daines has won his reelection bid for his Montana Senate seat, fending off a challenge form Democrat Steve Bullock.12:44 a.m. Republican Sen. Joni Ernst has won a second term in Iowa, fending off a competitive challenge from Des Moines real estate developer Theresa Greenfield.Ernst argued that she had been true to her deeply conservative beliefs as both a state legislator and U.S. senator while also trying to portray herself as a senator who crossed party lines on some issues. Ernst serves in Republican leadership and has been an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump.Greenfield often spoke of her childhood roots working in her family’s crop-dusting business and focused on core Democratic issues such as protecting Social Security, increasing job training and expanding health care options.11 p.m. Republican Rep. Roger Marshall has won an open Senate seat in Kansas in a tougher-than-expected race that saw his Democratic opponent far outraise him. Marshall is an obstetrician who has represented western and central Kansas in Congress for two terms. He prevailed against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier. Marshall entered the campaign with the GOP’s traditional advantages in a state that tends to vote for conservatives. Republicans haven’t lost a Senate race in Kansas since 1932. But Bollier, a former Republican, excited Democrats and raised more than $25 million to set a Kansas record that Marshall couldn’t match. Bollier pitched herself as an independent and common-sense centrist, but Marshall portrayed her as too liberal for Kansas. Marshall will succeed retiring four-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts10:12 p.m.Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville has recaptured a U.S. Senate seat for Republicans by defeating Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama. Jones had widely been considered the Senate’s most endangered Democrat.Republicans had made recapturing the once reliably conservative seat a priority in 2020.Tuberville, who has never held public office and last coached four years ago, aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump and declared in the primary campaign: “God sent us Donald Trump.”Jones had won the seat during a 2017 special election in which GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore was publicly accused of sexual misconduct involving young women decades ago.10 p.m.South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham secured a fourth term in the Senate, according to the Associated Press, defeating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison in one of the most expensive Senate races in U.S. history. Graham, who has won his previous general election contests by double-digit margins, admitted while campaigning over the weekend that the race with Harrison had been more challenging than he expected.In October, Harrison became the first-ever U.S. Senate candidate to raise more than $100 million. On Saturday, Graham told The Associated Press that he had “passed the $100 million” mark in terms of his own fundraising.9:45 p.m.Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, according to the Associated Press, marking the first flip of a Senate seat in the 2020 election. Colorado has become reliably Democratic under Trump, and for that reason, Gardner has been seen as one of the most vulnerable Republican senators seeking reelection. Trump embraced Gardner as behind him “100%” in February — an endorsement seized by Hickenlooper in his bid to replace Gardner.Gardner recently had sought to distance himself from Trump, focusing instead on his sponsorship of a wildlands protection bill, now law, and two ethics law violations by Hickenlooper, a popular former two-term governor and Denver mayor. Hickenlooper zeroed in on Gardner’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and Gardner’s vote for Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

The Balance of Power in Congress is up for grabs in the 2020 election.

Every two years, each member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection. That means 435 seats are up for grabs across the country.

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Senators must be re-elected every six years. This year, 35 U.S. Senate seats are up for reelection.

See the latest updates below (all times Eastern):

1:53 a.m.

Republican Steve Daines has won his reelection bid for his Montana Senate seat, fending off a challenge form Democrat Steve Bullock.


12:44 a.m.

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst has won a second term in Iowa, fending off a competitive challenge from Des Moines real estate developer Theresa Greenfield.

Ernst argued that she had been true to her deeply conservative beliefs as both a state legislator and U.S. senator while also trying to portray herself as a senator who crossed party lines on some issues. Ernst serves in Republican leadership and has been an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump.

Greenfield often spoke of her childhood roots working in her family’s crop-dusting business and focused on core Democratic issues such as protecting Social Security, increasing job training and expanding health care options.


11 p.m.

Republican Rep. Roger Marshall has won an open Senate seat in Kansas in a tougher-than-expected race that saw his Democratic opponent far outraise him.

Marshall is an obstetrician who has represented western and central Kansas in Congress for two terms. He prevailed against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier.

Marshall entered the campaign with the GOP’s traditional advantages in a state that tends to vote for conservatives. Republicans haven’t lost a Senate race in Kansas since 1932. But Bollier, a former Republican, excited Democrats and raised more than $25 million to set a Kansas record that Marshall couldn’t match.

Bollier pitched herself as an independent and common-sense centrist, but Marshall portrayed her as too liberal for Kansas.

Marshall will succeed retiring four-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts


10:12 p.m.

Former college football coach Tommy Tuberville has recaptured a U.S. Senate seat for Republicans by defeating Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama. Jones had widely been considered the Senate’s most endangered Democrat.

Republicans had made recapturing the once reliably conservative seat a priority in 2020.

Tuberville, who has never held public office and last coached four years ago, aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump and declared in the primary campaign: “God sent us Donald Trump.”

Jones had won the seat during a 2017 special election in which GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore was publicly accused of sexual misconduct involving young women decades ago.


10 p.m.

South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham secured a fourth term in the Senate, according to the Associated Press, defeating Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison in one of the most expensive Senate races in U.S. history.

Graham, who has won his previous general election contests by double-digit margins, admitted while campaigning over the weekend that the race with Harrison had been more challenging than he expected.

In October, Harrison became the first-ever U.S. Senate candidate to raise more than $100 million. On Saturday, Graham told The Associated Press that he had “passed the $100 million” mark in terms of his own fundraising.


9:45 p.m.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, according to the Associated Press, marking the first flip of a Senate seat in the 2020 election.

Colorado has become reliably Democratic under Trump, and for that reason, Gardner has been seen as one of the most vulnerable Republican senators seeking reelection. Trump embraced Gardner as behind him “100%” in February — an endorsement seized by Hickenlooper in his bid to replace Gardner.

Gardner recently had sought to distance himself from Trump, focusing instead on his sponsorship of a wildlands protection bill, now law, and two ethics law violations by Hickenlooper, a popular former two-term governor and Denver mayor. Hickenlooper zeroed in on Gardner’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and Gardner’s vote for Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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