Republicans Pick Up Senate Seats in Arkansas and West Virginia; Florida Governor Race Neck-and-Neck

Republican Tom Cotton has defeated Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) with 56 percent of the vote. This is one of the big pickups for the GOP in the closely watched race to control the U.S. Senate.

Elsewhere, Charlie Crist’s fortunes rest with voters in Southern Florida where he could pick up enough late votes to defeat controversial incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL).

Meanwhile, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) looks strong in North Carolina’s Senate race.

Too close to call in Kansas, where independent candidate Greg Orman trails incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) by less than 4,000 votes. Should Orman win, he’s promised to caucus with the majority party.

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Salon.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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