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The House, Senate, & Gov Races That Still Haven’t Been Called

Three major Senate races, nearly two dozen House races, and a couple of gubernatorial races are still undecided.

By NTK Staff | 11.07.2018 @11:30am
The House, Senate, & Gov Races That Still Haven’t Been Called

Newly elected candidates in House, Senate, and gubernatorial races across the country are beginning their transitions to public office. But for a handful of candidates on both sides of the political aisle, their futures remain in limbo.


Three major U.S. Senate races remain undecided, while a fourth is heading to a post-Thanksgiving runoff. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) holds a 0.4 percent lead over Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). By law, if the final tabulation shows the two candidates within 0.5 percent of each other, an automatic recount is triggered. Behind in the results, Nelson’s team is eager for a recount that might turn their luck around:

Senate races in Montana and Arizona were also too close to call Wednesday morning. At publication time, both Republicans in those races, Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and state Auditor Matt Rosendale (R-MT) were slightly ahead in the polls.

And the Senate race in Mississippi is headed for a runoff, as expected. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) led Rep. Mike Espy (D-MS) by fewer than 5,000 votes at publication time, while Republican spoiler candidate Chris McDaniel earned 16.3 percent. Hyde-Smith and Espy will face each other in a runoff on November 27.


Nearly two dozen races are still uncalled in the House, many of them located in California. Democrats won control of the House shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday night, so the results of these undecided races will simply determine their margin of victory.

As of publication time Wednesday morning, this is the breakdown of outstanding House races:

1 in Arizona
7 in California
2 in Georgia
1 in Maine
1 in Michigan
1 in Minnesota
1 in New Jersey
1 in New Mexico
1 in New York
1 in North Carolina
1 in Utah
1 in Virginia
1 in Washington

Visit the NTK Network 2018 Election Tracker for the latest results in these closely-watched races.


On the gubernatorial front, just Georgia and Alaska remain outstanding. The Georgia governor’s race drew outsize attention when former President Barack Obama and TV star Oprah Winfrey made stops in the state to stump for Democrat Stacey Abrams. At publication time, Kemp held a lead of just under one million votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Multiple outlets are characterizing Abrams’s action as: “Abrams refuses to concede.”

Republican Mike Dunleavy led former Senator and Governor Mark Begich, 45-38, with 98 percent reporting at publication time. Libertarian candidate Billy Toien had 16 percent.

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