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In Addition to White House, Republicans Kept the Other House and the Senate

America went red.

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It was a very good night for Republicans in America.

Not only is Republican candidate Donald Trump now President-elect Donald Trump, but Republicans kept control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, with the GOP winning hotly contested races in Wisconsin, Arizona, North Carolina, and the less hotly contested Georgia, which the Clinton campaign had hoped might be turned blue.

Two notable exceptions: Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, the first Latina senator, and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Their gains were hard-won — but the larger losses will likely be felt even harder by Democrats nationwide.

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Emily Tamkin is a staff writer at Foreign Policy covering ambassadorial and diplomatic affairs in Washington. @emilyctamkin

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