Democrats Gain Crucial Senate Seat In Fierce Battle For Congress
The battle for control of the US Senate is on a knife-edge with Democrats projected to win the congress seat in the key state of Pennsylvania.
Democrat John Fetterman celebrates his senate win in the state, beating republican Mehmet Oz and declares “we held the line”.
Control of congress hangs on the results of tight senate races in the states of Georgia, Arizona and Nevada – so far yet to be called.
Democrat Maggie Hassan has fended off a tough challenge for her senate seat in new Hampshire while Republican JD Vance has won in Ohio.
Meanwhile republicans are on course to take control of the house of representatives.
The loss by the democrats of either the house or the senate will enable the republicans to block president Joe Biden’s agenda.
In high-profile contests for governors’ seats, republican Brian Kemp has defeated democrat Stacy Abrams in Georgia and republican Ron Desantis has won in Florida.