And so it begins … The Republicans are starting their pursuit on gaining the US Senate.
Republican candidate Rand Paul will win the Kentucky Senate race to score the first major victory of the night for the Tea Party movement, according to ABC News exit-poll projections.
Paul beat Democrat Jack Conway after a bitter personal campaign that became one of the nastiest in the country.
But former Sen. Dan Coats in Indiana scored the first GOP Senate pick-up of the night, beating Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth for the seat left by retiring Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh.
Rob Portman Declared winner in Ohio over Democrat Lee Fisher.
Conservative Republican JimDeMint declared winner in South Carolina over Democrat Alvin Greene. Was there ever a doubt. This one was called the second the polls closed.
CNN & Fox News call Marco Rubio the winner in the 3 way race between Crist and Meek.
Missouri has been called for Republican Roy Blunt over Robin Carnahan (D).
Kelly Ayotte (R) wins New Hampshire.