GOP increases hold on the Senate

Colorado's Ken Salazar is the sole survivor. Minority leader Tom Daschle loses in South Dakota as Republicans pick up seats.

By Jeff Horwitz
Published November 2, 2004 9:47AM (UTC)
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Here are the totals, state by state, according to the Associated Press:

South Dakota: Tom Daschle (D) vs. John Thune (R)
With all precincts reporting, Thune beats Daschle 51-49; Daschle loses by about 4,500 votes.

Alaska: Tony Knowles (D) vs. Lisa Murkowski (R)
With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Murkowski leads 50-45.


Florida: Betty Castor (D) vs. Mel Martinez (R)
Martinez wins, 49-48.

Colorado: Ken Salazar (D) vs. Pete Coors (R)
Salazar wins.

Illinois: Barack Obama (D) vs. Alan Keyes (R)
No surprise here, but Obama easily sends Keyes back to Maryland, 70-27

Louisiana: Multiple Democrats vs. David Vitter (R)
David Vitter gets a 51 percent majority, avoiding a runoff.


North Carolina: Erskine Bowles (D) vs. Richard Burr (R)
Burr is the winner, 52-47.

Kentucky: Daniel Mongiardo (D) vs. Jim Bunning (R)
With every precinct reported, Bunning wins by 18,000 votes, 51-49.

Oklahoma: Brad Carson (D) vs. Tom Coburn (R)
Coburn wins 52-41.


South Carolina: Inez Tenenbaum (D) vs. Jim DeMint (R)
DeMint wins 54-44.

For more background on the top senate races, read Mary Jacoby's pre-election review

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