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Wednesday, 6 November, 2002, 13:58 GMT
Senate races at-a-glance
Republican Wayne Allard
Republican Wayne Allard wins in Colorado
Alabama - Conservative Republican Jeff Sessions beat Democrat Susan Parker, who received little help from the national party.

Alaska - Republican Ted Stevens defeated four under-funded challengers. Democratic candidate Frank Vondersaar did not even have a phone.

Arkansas - Democrat challenger Mark Pryor defeated incumbent Republican Tim Hutchinson. Outgoing Senator Hutchinson, a former Baptist minister, alienated conservatives in his party by divorcing his wife of 28 years to marry a much younger staff member.

Colorado - Republican incumbent Wayne Allard beat Democrat Tom Strickland in rematch.

Delaware - Democratic incumbent Joseph Biden won a state-record sixth term in a rematch with Republican Ray Clatworthy.

Georgia - In a last-minute surge, Republican Saxby Chambliss defeated Senator Max Cleland. Senator-elect Chambliss was recruited by the Bush White House and made national security a major issue in the campaign. Mr Cleland lost three limbs in the Vietnam War and was considered unassailable on defence and security issues. But Mr Chambliss claimed his opponent voted against homeland security 11 times.

Idaho - Incumbent Republican Larry Craig won a third term over Democrat Alan Blinken, former Wall Street investment banker.

Illinois - Incumbent Democrat Richard Durbin retained his seat easily against challenger Jim Durkin.

Iowa - Democrat Tom Harkin turned back a challenge from Representative Greg Ganske. Senator Harkin won despite controversy when a former aide secretly taped a strategy session for Mr Ganske's campaign and provided a transcript of the session to the Harkin campaign.

Kansas - Republican incumbent Pat Roberts won more than 80% of the vote. The Democrats did not field a challenger. Libertarian candidate Steven Rosile failed to win even 10% of the vote.

Kentucky - Mitch McConnell became the first Kentucky Republican elected to four consecutive terms, easily defeating Democrat Lois Combs Weinberg.

Louisiana - Democrat Mary Landrieu did not win the 50% needed to avoid a run-off, sheduled to be held on 7 December.

Maine - Moderate Republican freshman incumbent Susan Collins comfortably beat back a challenge by state Senator Chellie Pingree, a liberal Democrat.

Massachusetts - Democrat John Kerry was the first incumbent Massachusetts senator in 80 years with no major-party opposition. But Libertarian candidate Michael Cloud did win almost 20% of the vote.

Michigan - Democrat Carl Levin cruised to a fifth term against Republican state Representative Andrew Rocky Raczkowski. The Republican did not raise enough money to run a single television advertisement.

Minnesota - Democrat Walter Mondale lost narrowly to Republican Norm Coleman.

Mississippi - Republican Thad Cochran easily won a fifth term against independent Shawn O'Hara.

Missouri - Democrat Jean Carnahan, appointed to the seat won posthumously by her late husband, Mel Carnahan, was defeated by Republican Jim Talent.

Montana - Democratic incumbent Max Baucus coasted to victory over Republican challenger Mike Taylor. Mr Taylor abandoned campaigning for two weeks because he said a Democratic advertisement made him look like a gay hairdresser.

Nebraska - Republican star Chuck Hagel easily defeated Democrat Charlie Matulka.

New Hampshire - Republican John Sununu narrowly defeated former governor Jeanne Shaheen. Mr Sununu will replace Bob Smith, who was punished by the Republican Party for his attempt to leave the party in 1999.

New Jersey - Democrat Frank Lautenberg defeated Republican businessman Douglas Forrester. Mr Lautenberg was recruited to run after Senator Robert Torricelli ended his bid for re-election under an ethics cloud.

New Mexico - Republican incumbent Pete Domenici easily defended his seat against a challenge from Democrat Gloria Tristani.

North Carolina - Republican Elizabeth Dole beat off a late charge by Erskine Bowles, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff. Mrs Dole will take over the seat of retiring Senator Jesse Helms.

Oklahoma - Republican Jim Inhofe easily won a second term. He bested both former Governor David Walters, a Democrat, and James Germalic, an independent, by double-digit margins.

Oregon - Republican Gordon Smith, a frozen food tycoon seeking a second term, beat Democrat Bill Bradbury. He was helped by a campaign fund four times that of the Democrat.

Rhode Island - Incumbent Jack Reed easily won a second term over Republican casino boss Bob Tingle.

South Carolina - Republican Lindsey Graham, who played a key role in the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, beat Democrat Alex Sanders. Mr Graham will replace Strom Thurmond who is retiring after 48 years in the Senate.

South Dakota - Freshman Democrat Tim Johnson and Republican US Representative John Thune fought a close race. It was seen as a proxy battle between President George W Bush and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. No result has been declared.

Tennessee - Lamar Alexander, former governor and perennial presidential candidate, defeated Rep Bob Clement.

Texas - Democrat Ron Kirk lost his bid to become the first black senator for Texas to Republican state Attorney General John Cornyn. Democrats had created what they thought was a dream team between Ron Kirk and Hispanic gubernatorial Tony Sanchez. But both candidates went down to defeat.

Virginia - Republican incumbent John Warner won more than 80% of the vote in defeating independent Nancy Spannaus. Democrats decided against an expensive and most likely unsuccessful bid to unseat the popular incumbent.

West Virginia - Democrat Jay Rockefeller easily won a fourth term, defeating little-known Republican opponent Jay Wolfe.

Wyoming - Republican incumbent Michael Enzi swept back to another term with three times the number of votes as his Democrat opponent, Joyce Corcoran.

Key races




Results Latest: 13:58 GMT
206 seats 227 seats 2 seats
49 seats 51 seats 1 seats
Seats: House/Senate
Democrats: 206 / 49
Republicans: 227 / 51
Independents: 2 / 1
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