Breaking News:

Sanders re-elected, polls close in Va., Ind.

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, has easily won re-election. Polls have also closed in Virginia and Indiana, where Democrats and Republicans are contesting seats currently held by a Democrat and a Republican.

In Virginia, Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen are locked in a tight contest to replace Democratic Sen. Jim Webb. In Indiana, Republican Richard Mourdock and Democrat Joe Donnelly are contesting a seat currently held by Republican Sen. Richard Lugar.

Republicans need to net four seats — three if Mitt Romney wins the presidential race — to take control of the Senate.

View Comments (7)