Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at

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Polls may have closed Tuesday night, but as of Friday no winner had been declared in some key midterm races.

The Republican Party has already solidified its majority in the Senate by holding onto seats in Kentucky, Kansas and Georgia while knocking off Democratic candidates in North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Arkansas. The GOP may add to that majority depending on the outcome of the Alaska Senate race.

The GOP made huge gains in the House as well and expanded its majority to a commanding 244 seats. The party may add one more to its ranks if candidate Carl DeMaio manages to eke out a victory over incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters in California's 52nd congressional district.

Here's where each of those races currently stands.

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