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Democrats Hold Senate

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 3:10pm

It's a blowout.

Republicans have seized control of the U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin.

"The American people have sent an unmistakable message to him tonight, and that message is:"change course," current Minority Leader and the presumptive next Speaker of the House John Boehner said after the results came in.

President Obama called Boehner to congratulate him on the victory, and promised cooperation.

Democrats were able to hold the Senate, but did give up seats to Tea-Party backed candidates.

Republican Rand Paul won a Kentucky Senate seat as a no-compromise Tea Partier.

He vowed to go to Washington to battle both party establishments.

"Eleven percent of the people approve of what's going on in Congress but tonight there's a Tea Party tidal wave and we're sending a message to 'em!" Paul said to a roaring crowd.

Tea Partier Marco Rubio took a Florida Senate seat.

Democratic Senate incumbent Blanche Lincoln lost her seat in Arkansas.

Republican Dan Coats won in Indiana, replacing a Democrat.

Still, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid held his seat, beating Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle.

Joe Manchin kept a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic, as did Chris Coons in Delaware,
beating stumbling Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell.

President Obama will hold a post-election news conference to discuss his plan for moving forward Wednesday afternoon.

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