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Larry Sabato, editor-in-chief of Sabato's Crystal Ball, said Wednesday on Fox News that he would like to see an investigation into what exactly happened with poling in the Virginia race for U.S. Senate between Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie.
Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R), won the race for U.S. Senate, defeating Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) and ending a long climb for Ernst where she began as a long-shot candidate behind Republican Mark Jacobs and ended up as a rare unity candidate with the support of both the tea party and establishment wing of the GOP.
The race was called for Ernst at around 11:32 PM by Fox News and NBC.
Tea Partiers in Mississippi tried to troll Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) one last time. The South Mississippi Tea Party reportedly offered a last-minute endorsement to former Rep. Travis Childers, the long-shot Democrat running against Cochran.
A judge denied former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's (D) gubernatorial campaign's emergency motion to extend voting hours in Broward County, Florida on Tuesday evening, according to the Associated Press.