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GOP holds on to Senate and House

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>> A Republican sweep. Going into election day the prevailing narrative had been how Trump's ascent would hurt Republicans in tightly contested races in the two Houses of Congress. But the GOP holding firm, even to the Senate where Democrats were hoping to pick off five seats to win back a majority.
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Democrats started the night with representative Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee Iraq war veteran, unseating Senator Mark Kirk in Illinois but then, the reckoning. In Wisconsin Democrat Russ Finegold's attempt to take back the seat he lost six years ago falling short to Republican Ron Johnson. One time democratic rising star, former senator Evan Bayh losing in his bid to return to the Senate for Indiana.
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Trumps former rival for the GOP nominations Senator Marco Rubio. Who'd warmed to Trump in recent months, won in Florida and even Republicans who had made a point of refusing to campaign with Trump did well, Rob Portman in Ohio and John McCain in Arizona. In Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey who revealed only on Election Day that he was voting Trump, pulling out a win in one of the nation's tightest races.
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With a President Trump and Republicans keeping control over both Senate and the House, it spelled doomed for President Obama's healthcare reform, and could recast the Supreme Court, where Antonin Scalia seat remains unfilled.