Two more Senate seats were called for the Democrats
Wins in Montana and North Dakota give the Democrats a total of 53 seats in the Senate, not counting two Independents who will caucus with them. This includes pickups in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Indiana. In contrast, they lost Ben Nelson’s seat in Nebraska.
Losing Ben Nelson’s seat is really only losing half a Democrat. On the other hand, the Republicans only lost half a Republican with Brown. So we’ll call that a tie. Except that Warren is now a Senator from a state with notoriously low turnover, so we’ll likely have a serious progressive in Ted Kennedy’s seat until Warren retires.