Republicans Win Majority In U.S. Senate

Republican Dan Sullivan has won reelection in Alaska.

With Sullivan keeping his Senate Seat, the Republicans have a total of 50 seats.

This gives Republicans two more Senate Seats than the Democrats.

Sullivan is Alaska’s former attorney general and longtime member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014 and was seeking a second term.

Sullivan had worked in the White House as an advisor to President George W. Bush and as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs.

Over a week after the Polls closed, the Associated Press announced Sullivan’s victory over his opponent, Al Gross on Wednesday.

Democrat Al Gross ran as an Independent with plans to caucus with Democrats if he won the election.

Gross, an Alaskan native, is a surgeon and a former commercial fisherman.

In January, two Georgia elections will choose the configuration of the upper chamber of the Senate.

Should Democrats win over Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the Senate will be split right down the middle, 50-50.

This would allow the currently slated Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris to cast tie-breaking votes.

President Trump won Alaska in the presidential race by at least 17 points.

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