November 2nd, 2010
08:47 PM ET

Democrats take Senate seats in West Virginia, Connecticut

West Virginia Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin has won his state's Senate seat, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee John Raese in a tight race for the late Sen. Robert Byrd's seat. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal has won the state Senate seat left open by retiring Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee Linda McMahon, a wealthy former professional wrestling executive.

Arkansas Democratic incumbent Gov. Mike Beebe has won re-election in his bid for a second term, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee Jim Keet.

Republican incumbent Sen. Richard Burr has defeated Democrat Elaine Marshall in North Carolina's Senate race, CNN projects.

New Hampshire Democratic incumbent Gov. John Lynch has won re-election, CNN projects, beating out Republican John Stephen.

Florida Republican Sandy Adams has defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Suzanne Kosmas in the race for the state's 24th Congressional District, CNN projects.

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