“Democrats faced increasingly long odds in the the battle for Senate control as Republicans brushed back multiple challengers to protect their majority. Still, it was too soon for the GOP to declare victory. In Maine, Republican Sen. Susan Collins won the hardest-fought race of her career, securing a fifth term by defeating Democrat Sara Gideon … But key races in North Carolina and Michigan remained undecided, and at least one in Georgia was headed to a January runoff.” Democrats’ Senate drive halted by GOP; key races undecided. The Dems held the House, but lost seats.