Dems Up House Lead But No Super Majority

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Democrats in House and Senate races rode the coat tail of presidential elect Barack Obama, as the party padded its balance of power in Congress over the GOP.

Democrats picked up 5 seats in the Senate, bringing their number up to 54. Republican have 40 and Independets have two. Still, even with four races undecided, Democrats have fallen short of the magic number 60 for a super-majority. 

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In North Carolina, Democrat Kay Hagan unseated incumbent Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole. Hagan became the first Democrat elected to the state's Senate in nearly 40 years. Dole, the wife of former Sen. Bob Dole, was elected senator in 2002.

Voters in the battleground state of Virginia also elected Democrat Mark Warner. The win gave the state two Democratic senators and a Democratic governor.

In New Hampshire and New Mexico, Democratic candidates Jeanne Shaheen and Tom Udall also came out on top. New York was also a win for Democrats.

Meanwhile, GOP leader Mitch McConnell was re-elected in Kentucky.

In the House, Democrats add at least 19 seats to their lead.  They defeated six Republican incumbents and captured seven seats opened by GOP retirements. That brings the Democrat majority to 254 seats, with the Republicans hollding onto 184 seats.

 For up-to-the-minute results on Senate and House races, as well as the presidential race, see CBN News' electoral map.

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