In the Senate, two contested races go to the Democrats

Menendez projected to win in New Jersey; Santorum heads for defeat in Pennyslvania.

Tim Grieve
November 8, 2006 6:34AM (UTC)

The pieces are starting to fall into place in the Senate. The networks are projecting that Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez will defend his seat in New Jersey and that Republican Sen. Rick Santorum will lose in Pennsylvania.

With more than half of the precincts reporting in Virginia, George Allen holds a slim lead over Jim Webb. The Democrats believe that votes from much of Northern Virginia -- an area friendly for Webb -- have not been counted yet. With a handful of precincts counted, Republican Sen. Mike DeWine is trailing Democratic challenger Sherrod Brown in Ohio, and Republican Bob Corker is leading Democrat Harold Ford Jr. in Tennessee.


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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