November 10, 2020 4:09 pm
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Sen. Tillis wins re-election in NC, Cunningham has conceded
sen tillis wins re election in nc cunningham has conceded

November 10, 2020

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) has won a close and brutal re-election fight, multiple outlets are reporting on Tuesday afternoon. His Democratic opponent, Cal Cunningham, has conceded the race to him.

According to Politico, Tillis received 48.7% of the vote compared to Cunningham’s 47% with roughly 100,000 votes separating the two.

Tillis’s re-election to the U.S. Senate boosts Republicans’ chances that they will maintain a majority of seats in the upper chamber in the new session of Congress starting in January.

That’s all to be decided by Georgia and Alaska.

As of right now, both of Georgia’s Senate races will see side-by-side runoff elections, where the margins between both incumbent Republicans and their Democratic challengers is very slim.

The outcome of both runoff elections will have a heavy bearing on what the political dynamic on Capitol Hill will look like for the next two years. There is also incumbent GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan’s race in Alaska that has yet to be called but is widely expected to go to Sullivan.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

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