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. troothsayer

    Is it my imagination or has the congress, led by the Dumocrats, had the last 4 years to do whatever they wanted? The last 2 with the White House? Stop trying to blame someone else for your are right about one thing....this was not a mandate for the Repubs and they better not forget it !!

    November 4, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Shane G

    As far as the race between Minnesota Governor goes, Mark Dayton is ahead of Tom Emmer by 9,000 votes and Emmer is already shouting "Recount." Give me a big flucking break. I could see if maybe it was close by 40 or 50 votes, 100 at the max...but 9,000?? He really thinks people can't count?? How the fluck do you miscount by 9,000 is beyond me.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Steve G

    During the peak ballot-counting period, CNN can be excused for not having each and every seat properly recorded, but, really, it's now over 27 hours since the polls closed and you still show a dozen house, senate and gubernatorial contests as being "undecided races" even though 100% of the votes have been counted! What are you waiting for, hanging chads, or did you decide to give all your staff time off! Not very impressive.

    November 4, 2010 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |

    Now. C-h-a-n-g-e. It B-A-C-K.....

    November 4, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |


    Now. C-h-a-n-g-e.

    It B-A-C-K.....

    November 4, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. zip

    If the republicans had won the Senate, they would be talking about impeachment. Seriously. America feels different today. Kind of like Germany in 1933. See what happens when trailer parks vote?

    November 4, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Billish

    I think you mean "FEWER than 8,500 votes" not "less"...come people WRITE for a living...

    November 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rebecca

    Maybe this page could be updated 20 hours later? The Dem won in Oregon for instance, I came here hoping to see if Rossi (R) conceded yet in washington.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pam

    Another reason I'm glad I'm a Californian! We elected ALL Democrats. Oh well, there's the stupid states (Kentucky) and the smart states-California, Pacific Northwest and the East Coast. Oh well, the people in Kentucky are known for their great wealth and high standards, so they don't need any government help! Wait...they're know for their poverty and lack of teeth...oh well! Good luck, stupid states!

    November 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bwillett

    "Two remain". So what are they? This blog format is so stupid.

    November 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DSmith

    I can't believe people still get wrapped into the two political parties. They are all liars and only do things to improve their own lot in life. The Dems want to save the world with social programs. The Repubs want to conquer the world so we can find cheap labor to make our companies more profitable the hell with jobs. I can't wait for a real third party to emerge. It's ridiculous to think anything will ever be done in this country, Dems to scared to push things through when they had the majority. Repubs to scared to vote for ideas they came up because it might make the President look good, how stupid is that. I actually think they ought to outlaw political parties, then people will get elected on what they really believe. I wish we could all be just plain Americans, the two party system places you into a box that requires you to be a member. It seems that only nuts run to run for political office, so the best and the brightest are kicking themselves looking at the @ssclowns of both parties. Tell John Boehner to stop crying like a little girl, it's friggin embarassing! I once had a Commanding Officer who cried, she lost are respect and left the military shortly after that.

    November 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jd

    Kiss your medicare and social security goodbye.. I feel sorry for all the young people that will get screwed good!!!

    November 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Brad Bienvenu

    The damn Republicans and Dumacrats better get their act together or they will be the next ones out here sweating out what government will do after their asses are kicked out of Washington fo stupidity. They all sound like a bunch of kids arguing about whats next.

    July 28, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  14. Brad Bienvenu

    All the politicians involved in this stupid fiasco can kiss their ass good-by the next election in 2012. Good riddence

    July 28, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
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