Republicans have officially locked down a GOP majority in the U.S. Senate with wins in Colorado, Arkansas, Iowa, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Dakota and Georgia. The Republican National Committee, which invested a number of resources in races across the country, is thanking supporters, congratulating candidates and calling on President Obama to come to the negotiating table.
"The American people have put their trust in the Republican Party, sending a GOP majority to the U.S. Senate. I want to congratulate all our candidates tonight," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "Our party's principles and message resonated with voters across the country. This was a rejection of President Obama's failed polices and Harry Reid's dysfunctional Senate. By investing early across this country, the RNC was able to provide critical support to our candidates and campaigns. The RNC has been involved in communities across this country, building relationships and listening to voters. We built an unprecedented data and digital operation, allowing us to reach voters and equip a winning ground game. I want to thank all of our supporters, volunteers, and donors who made this possible," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in statement. "Republicans have been given the opportunity to lead the country in a better direction, and the Republican House and Senate are ready to listen to the American people. We hope President Obama will too. It's time to get to work on creating jobs, expanding American energy development, pursuing real healthcare reform, reducing spending, reining in the federal government, and keeping America safe."