Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 08:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 09:55 a.m.
Note: Post was modified to reflect a GOP pickup in the state of Alaska.
It wasn’t just a wave. It was a tidal wave.
The country sent President Barack Obama and his Democrat Party a strong message on Tuesday.
The message: Stop what you’re doing!
Voter’s have ended Democrat control of the U.S. Senate, and increased Republican seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Prior to Tuesdays rout, Democrats held a 55-45 Senate majority. Now that margin is 53-44-2 Republican. One seat, Louisiana remains unresolved. But that seat will likely become a GOP pickup, making the GOP margin 54-44-2. Two independents now caucus with Democrats.
In Louisiana, Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu only secured 42% against two republican challengers. She will now face Republican Bill Cassidy on December 6.
If that contest turns out as expected, Republicans will have a 54-46 margin in the Senate.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, the GOP will expand its majority to at least 246 seats. The highest level since World War II.
It should be noted that in states where Hillary Clinton campaigned for Senate candidates, the contests went to the GOP opposition.