Election Night in the US

By Brian Ries, Veronica Rocha, Meg Wagner, Sophie Tatum, Maegan Vazquez and Jessie Yeung, CNN

Updated 1:29 PM ET, Wed November 7, 2018
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9:29 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

Republican Andy Barr wins re-election in closely watched Kentucky 6th

From CNN's Eric Bradner

Republican Rep. Andy Barr will hold off a challenge from Democratic former Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath in Kentucky's Lexington-based 6th District, CNN projects.

Barr's win comes in a district President Donald Trump carried by 15 percentage points in 2016. It was seen as a must-win for the GOP's hopes of holding onto control of the House.

McGrath, who defeated Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in a Democratic primary, was part of a surprisingly strong crop of Democratic political newcomers, many of whom had military experience.

Watch analysis below:

9:15 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

The Forecast: Florida's governor and Senate races are leaning Republican

Analysis from CNN's Harry Enten

The Florida governor race and the state's Senate race have moved to lean Republican, from toss-ups.

Democrats Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson have to hope there are a lot of votes left in Broward County. (But CNN's Harry Enten is betting against it.)

Watch below: John King breaks down latest Florida results

9:04 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

It's 9 p.m. ET. Polls just closed in 14 states.

9:13 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

These 4 Democratic senators will win re-election, CNN projects

Four Democratic senators will win re-election, CNN projects. They are:

  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich in New Mexico
  • Sen. Bob Casey in Pennsylvania
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York

Watch below: Latest projections for key Senate seats

8:56 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

The mood at Trump’s watch party is "good," source says

From CNN's Pamela Brown

A White House source described the mood at President Trump’s watch party in the White House as “good,” adding one main reason is because it’s still early in the night.

The source echoed what other White House officials are saying tonight — that if anyone learned anything from 2016, it’s to not make assumptions based on exit polls.

As of 20 to 30 minutes ago, Trump was not there yet. 

8:51 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

Melania Trump is watching election results

From CNN's Kate Bennett

First lady Melania Trump is currently watching election results come in at the White House with the President, her communications director Stephanie Grisham tells CNN.

They are also with family, close friends and staff.

8:45 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

Sen. Sherrod Brown calls his win the "blueprint for our nation in 2020"

From CNN's Eric Bradner

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, in his victory speech, referred to his victory as “the blueprint for our nation in 2020” — a line certain to spark 2020 presidential speculation around the populist lawmaker.

Here’s how he closed his speech (note the last line):

“Let our country — our nation’s citizens, our Democratic Party, my fellow elected officials all over the country — let them all cast their eyes toward the heartland, to the industrial Midwest, to our Great Lakes state.  
Let them hear what we say.
Let them see what we do.
And we will show America how we celebrate organized labor and all workers — the waitress in Dayton, the office worker in Toledo, the nurse in Columbus, the mineworker in Coshocton. 
That is the message coming out of Ohio in 2018, and that is the blueprint for our nation in 2020.”
8:39 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

Ted Cruz arrives at his headquarters -- and possible victory rally

From CNN's Jasmine Wright

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has arrived at his headquarters —- and possible victory rally — at the Hilton Post Oak in Houston, a source close to the campaign confirms.

Along with his family, he’ll head straight upstairs to his suite then to their war room in the building to continue to watch the results trickle in.

Watch below: High stakes in Texas Senate race

8:36 p.m. ET, November 6, 2018

3 more CNN projections in governor's races

CNN just projected three more governor's races -- in Tennessee, Arkansas and Rhode Island.

  • Republican Bill Lee will win his race for Tennessee governor
  • Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will win re-election
  • Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo wins re-election in Rhode Island