GOP Hits 50 Senate Seats With Win In Alaska

Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan won his reelection in Alaska to hold onto his Senate seat for another six-year term.

The race was projected in Sullivan’s favor by several news outlets on Wednesday, including NBC and CNN. Sullivan’s victory marks the 50th win for Republicans in the Senate.

As of Tuesday, Republicans secured 49 seats for the next Senate, indicating a path to hold onto their narrow majority, according to Associated Press projections. Democrats flipped two seats in Arizona and Colorado, and Republicans flipped Democratic Sen. Doug Jones’s seat in Alabama.

Several incumbents viewed by pollsters and election forecasters as vulnerable such as Sens. Susan Collins, Joni Ernst, and Lindsey Graham, were able to secure their reelections comfortably.

Polls also predicted that Democrats would be able to possibly take over the Senate majority. Democrats, along with two independent senators who caucus with them, have 48 seats so far in Congress’s upper chamber.

Democrats are now eyeing two runoff races in Georgia as their chances to capture the majority narrow. A special election in Georgia will advance in a January runoff between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock.

Republican Sen. David Perdue will also face Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff election, which occurs when no candidate receives 50% of the vote, considered the threshold under state law.

If Republicans can hold on to one of the seats, they will hold on to control in the Senate.