Republican Steve Daines wins U.S. Senate race in Montana, CNN projects

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 04, 2014 10:10 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Steve Daines has won the U.S. Senate race in Montana, CNN projected on Tuesday, a gain for Republicans hoping to gain a Senate majority.

Daines, 52, defeated Democrat Amanda Curtis, a teacher and first-term state representative. He succeeds Democrat John Walsh, who announced in August he was ending his campaign for re-election following reports that he had plagiarized parts of a research paper he wrote at the Army War College.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards, Amanda Becker and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Peter Cooney)