Republican Party Off To Fast Start As Results Pour In

With the results starting to pour in on Election Day 2014, four races have already been decided in favor of the Republican Party. The first involves Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as he has been re-elected to his Senate seat from Kentucky and will wait to learn whether he might be the majority leader in the new Congress.

McConnell defeated Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in an election that he called a referendum on President Barack Obama. The Republican Party began the night needing six additional Senate seats in order to control the Senate.

In South Carolina, their two Republican senators have retained their seats. Lindsey Graham won a third term over Democrat Brad Hutto, and Tim Scott will finish the final two years of the Senate term of Jim DeMint.

Also, Republican Nikki Haley has won re-election as South Carolina governor in a race in which she defeated Democrat Vincent Sheheen.