November 3rd, 2010
04:23 PM ET

Election 2010: A roundup of undecided races

[Updated at 4:23 p.m.] Colorado Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet has won a tight battle with Republican challenger Ken Buck to retain his seat, CNN projects.

That means two Senate races remain indecided.

[Updated at 3:26 p.m.] Georgia Democratic incumbent Rep. Sanford Bishop has been declared winner in the race against Republican challenger Mike Keown for Georgia’s 2nd district.

[Updated at 1:42 p.m.] Independent Eliot Cutler conceded the Maine governor's race to Republican Paul LePage on Wednesday after results showed the two separated by less than 8,500 votes.

That means that four governorships are still undecided.

[Updated at 11:42 a.m.] In a gubernatorial race that came down to the wire, Vermont Republican Brian Dubie has conceded to Democrat Peter Shumlin.

That means that five governorships are still undecided.

[Posted at 11:09 a.m.] As of Wednesday morning, a handful of election races remain undecided or uncalled for a variety of reasons.

Below is a glance at the undecided races. The top two candidates are listed. Keep in mind that numbers change by the minute, and races could be called or decided at any time.

U.S. Senate: Three races remain undecided

- Alaska: Republican challenger Joe Miller vs. Lisa Murkowski, an incumbent running as a write-in candidate.

- Colorado: Republican challenger Ken Buck vs. incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

- Washington: Republican challenger Dino Rossi vs. incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.


Governor: Four gubernatorial races remain undecided.

- Connecticut: Republican Tom Foley vs. Democrat Dan Malloy.

- Illinois: Republican challenger Bill Brady vs. incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

- Minnesota: Republican Tom Emmer vs. Democrat Mark Dayton.

- Oregon: Republican Chris Dudley vs. Democrat John Kitzhaber.


U.S. House: Eleven races remain undecided.

- Arizona’s 7th district: Republican challenger Ruth McClung vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva.

- Arizona’s 8th district: Republican challenger Jesse Kelly vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

- California’s 11th district: Republican David Harmer vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney

- California’s 20th district: Republican challenger Andy Vidak vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Costa.

- Illinois’ 8th district: Republican challenger Joe Walsh vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean.

- Kentucky’s 6th district: Republican challenger Andy Barr vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler.

- New York’s 25th district: Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei.

- Texas’ 27th district: Republican challenger Blake Farenthold vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz.

- Virginia’s 11th district: Republican challenger Keith Fimian vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly.

- Washington’s 2nd district: Republican challenger John Koster vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Rick Larsen.

- Washington’s 9th district: Republican challenger Dick Muri vs. incumbent Democratic Rep. Adam Smith.

soundoff (118 Responses)
  1. Peter

    All that election hype is all good and well, but it don't make an iota of difference when they are in a perpetual election mode. It just doesn't stop, they elect one party, and they go right back to yet another election campaign and another and anotyher. There's no end to it and I don't know, but how you can have a goverment for the people by the people working for you, if all they do is running election after election after election.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pw

    All you people who voted republican; kiss your jobs goodbye to the chinese. You dummies.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pw

    Those who voted for the republicans; your jobs are going to china and india.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. stanton

    you people who voted republican don't know that they are a big dark shadow across our great land and when you discover this it may be to late to reverse thier destruction of the economy and all the job's that they allowed thier fat cat business friends to export to china and india like thier friends DUBYUH & cheney did and all the lives and money thier war that was a lie cost i don't know how some of you can look in a mirrior and know what you have done!!!!!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tory

    Hey Scottish Mamma. So you are saying, since Bush screwed the USA, let's just continue with that, only now it's the REPUBLICANS to blame?? Oh, and take your insulting remarks and shove them straight up your Commie @$$.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Echo Charlie

    Dear Lisa Murkowski,
    Should you win, and it seems plausible that you will, consider the actions that your party has taken against you. You have a respectable history of bringing money to your state, and really, which side do you think will help you continue that trend the most? Sure, some of your positions are a little out there, but c'mon, let's be adults here. That was just for political posturing, right? So, you know, just keep us in mind. Deep down, I bet you're just a little curious about how it would feel to caucus with us.

    P.S. XOXO

    November 3, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Death Panel Sarah

    The real loser here is America.
    Now, nothing at all will get done. Two years from now, unemployment will still be 9.6%, but the rich will get tax cuts!

    November 3, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Death Panel Sarah

    The reptiliCONs will probably put up the same bills they voted against before the election to now be passed!!

    November 3, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bill

    This is how the Midterms will be Remembered 1,000 years from now:

    November 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TEA totaler

    Now change it BACK....

    November 3, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. IndypendentJones


    November 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Death Panel Sarah

      Amen to making outsourcing illegal!

      The unemployment rate would be 2% if we still had those jobs!!!!

      ...and who allowed them to be outsourced???

      November 3, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. john

    Its just simply boggles my mind on how many people I talk to.. See on the net. Just went out and voted for the BIG R or the BIG D and really didn't even know who they were even voteing for.. It ended up being about well the prez. Is DEM so I'm going to vote one way or the other
    I asked a co worker today who he voted for ( I know its Private) he said I voted R .. I asked yea but who? His answer "I don't know ... But at least he was Rep" guess what they should have put Mickey Mouse on every Ballot with a BIG R next to his name any guess on who would be in 10% of the seats won by the Rep.. And the same goes for 10% of the Dem seats won

    November 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Death Panel Sarah

    People need to understand that government is not evil.....
    it is our only protection from large corporations.
    Without government 'interfereing', corporations could do as they please; from polluting the Earth to using us as slaves on unsafe jobs!!

    As corporations get larger, only a larger government is strong enough to protect us.

    We ARE the government.....
    of the people, BY THE PEOPLE, for the people....

    not of the corporations, by the corporations, FOR THE CORPORATIONS!!!!
    (of course, corporations are now people, too, as per the supreme court ruling!)

    November 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. john

    Its funny I just talked to another buddy who was Trying to prove a point. To me I asked him who he voted for for sherrif in the county he lives in and his response,,, the guy who had more signes in front of his FRICKING house that's right people let's vote for the guy who knows how to hire people who know how to use a hammer and which side of the stick it pointed!!!! Who didn't have the most annoying adds on TV even though I have no clue what they were saying. I sweare the only people who really went out and voted for what they knew or belived in were those in California that wanted pot legal ( although they got shot down.. Probley would have gotten more votes had they put a taco bell outside every polling station and offerd free tacos) but really ... Look at americans today way too divided simply by the Letters R and D

    November 3, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJ

      Arizona's probable next Attorney General is forever barred from selling securities due to securities fraud! What does that say about voters??? Of course, he is a Republican and that is all that counted. They can now stop slinging mud because voters don't care if someone is a criminal. They'll vote for that person anyway.

      November 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. IndependentJones

    Republicans and Democrats allowed our jobs to move to China, India, Thailand and Brazil. Nobody is stopping it. Obama isn't stopping it. Bush Didn't stop it. How can Americans pay their mortgages or buy a car if their jobs are gone?

    November 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
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