NEW YORK (CNN) - Democrats are poised for big wins in Virginia.
With Sen. Barack Obama projected to win the state's 13 electoral votes - the first Democrat to do so since 1964 - the party also claimed the state's open Senate seat and flipped at least one Republican-held seat in the House of Representatives.
Former Democratic Gov. Mark Warner won the Senate seat being vacated by veteran Republican John Warner, and Democrat Gerald Connolly beat Republican Keith Fimian to win a House seat from the state's 11th congressional district. That northern Virginia district supported President Bush in 2004.
Meanwhile, Democrats hope to add to their wins by defeating GOP Rep. Thelma Drake in District 2, another district that backed Bush four years ago. But currently the race, between Drake and Democratic challenger Glenn Nye, is too close to call.
Democrats also hope to snatch victory from Republican Congressman Virgil Goode Jr. in District 5. Goode and Democratic challenger Tom Periello were running neck-and-neck early Wednesday.
Goode caused a controversy last year when he wrote that "many more Muslims" would be elected to Congress unless the U.S. enforces tighter control on immigration. He made the remarks after Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim elected to Congress, decided to use the Quran for his swearing-in.