Brown fails in second-state Senate bid

AP News
Posted: Nov 04, 2014 9:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Scott Brown has failed in his effort to represent a second state as a U.S. senator. Brown was defeated in the New Hampshire Senate race by incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Brown served as a senator from Massachusetts from 2010 to 2013.

Shaheen had seemed to be heading toward a safe re-election, but had to spend heavily, as outside groups attacked her.

In Nebraska, Republican Ben Sasse won election to the seat that had been held by Republican Mike Johanns, who chose not to run again.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin won re-election in Illinois.

Republicans have so far gained three additional Senate seats. They need three more to control the new Senate.

In the House, Republicans are on track to retain their majority if remaining incumbents win as expected.