November 4th, 2010
10:30 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN Decision Desk update: 2 Senate Races, 10 House races uncalled

(CNN) - Two Senate races remain uncalled Thursday morning – those in Alaska and Washington State – while 10 House seats are still too close to call.

In the Alaska Senate race, CNN has projected that the Democratic candidate will finish in third place, meaning that the winner will be a Republican - either GOP nominee Joe Miller or incumbent write-in candidate Lisa Murkowksi.

In the Washington Senate race, which includes a substantial number of mail-in votes yet to be counted, Democratic incumbent Patty Murray holds a small lead over Republican Dino Rossi.

On the House side, the 10 races yet to be decided include Arizona 7, Arizona 8, California 11, California 20, Illinois 8, Kentucky 6, New York 25, Texas 27, Virginia 11 and Washington 2. All 10 seats are currently held by Democrats.

Not including these undecided House races, Republicans have already gained 60 seats in the House - largest gain for either party since 1948, when the Democrats gained 75 seats to regain control of the House. The last time the Republicans gained at least this many seats was 1938, when they picked up 80 seats in that year's midterm elections.


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  1. Brian

    I think Lisa and Joe should mudwrestle for it on Larry King live. Think of the ratings!

    November 4, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. Rickster

    I see the Washington state map is no different than the national map. The democrats get all their votes from the loons in the crumbling, debt-ridden, democrat-run big cities. The republican votes come from the normal people throughout the rest of the state(or country).

    November 4, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  3. A True Centrist

    Wow...if the Dems needed a wake-up call, this was certainly it. To call this Dem leadership (Obama, Reid and Pelosi) failures would be an understatement at this point. They have passed very unpopular legislation, they have distanced themselves from allies overseas and they have done extreme damage to the economy which we will feel for decades. They have also set back the Democratic party decades, with the amount of house and governor seats lost. Taking a look at the electoral map, the Democratic party is left with just the coasts...not good.

    November 4, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. dave

    you got the story wrong...Murkowski is NOT a republican. She's a self-centered twit who left the GOP for her own self interests. She is NOT, I repeat, NOT a republican...If there were a weasel party, she and Christ and Murtha would be in it

    November 4, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. Pouncekitty

    Murkowski is a typical power-mad Democrat. She believes this seat is HERS, not the people's. Typical imperial and royal Democrat politician. I hope she loses. She is a disgrace and has done nothing for Alaska!

    November 4, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. AnOldCowhand

    1938? Hmmm...That would be another time that we had an overreaching, socialist wannabe king.

    November 4, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  7. Bob

    "On the House side, the 10 races yet to be decided include Arizona 7, Arizona 8, California 11, California 20, Illinois 8, Kentucky 6, New York 25, Texas 27, Virginia 11 and Washington 2. All 10 seats are currently held by Democrats."

    Democrats behind by a few hundred votes need a day or two to round up some leftover votes from their Al Franken collection....

    November 4, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |